Thursday, August 6, 2015

Super Tutor Thursday: Make Way For Ducklings

Quack! Quack!
This week began my switch to the first grade class and instead of being an assistant--I was on my own! I chose a literary theme based off the book, Make Way for Ducklings. I think this book is one of the sweetest stories.

I used duck shapes from Dollar Tree to create a small book of adjectives. I also found a printable counting book online, along the lines of 10 little monkeys jumping on the bed, where you keep adding ducks and the other you keep taking away ducks.

I printed the sheet of small ducks and had the students cut them out and paste the correct number on each page. This took waaaaaayyy longer than I expected!

I also found a few duck shaped dot-to-dots for them

Beautiful and friendly chickens came by to say hello!
During the last class day of the week (absolutely perfect timing!), a parent of a private student came into the center, saw me dressed like a 'duck' and asked if I wanted her to bring in her chickens for the students to pet and see.

She returned a little while later with two of her lovely chickens. So nice, friendly and fluffy! We discussed the difference and similarities between ducks and chickens. The students also cut out a dusk mask to wear as my own little ducklings.

This is only an example of a few exercises we did this week...I have four mornings a week to fill. There is so much fun to find online! You can pretty much find free printables to match almost any theme you can think of!

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