I have been working at a summer camp for struggling readers the past few weeks, and my kids at all levels have been LOVING the Shark games. Several of them even asked if they could play the game at home, so I printed out gray scale copies of the game at their level for them on colored paper so that they could have their own copy, and they were very excited.
I have 2 new versions of the Shark! Game to share. The first uses the Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Word List.
The second game can be used for letter identification and/or to practice letter sounds.
You should be able to click on the pictures to download the files. This is the first time that I have used Scribd, so let me know if you have any issues with downloading!
One of the last things we did before school was out was have students read an Amelia Bedelia book in a small group and talk about the idioms. We were short on time, so I only had my students write down 3 of the idioms in their book, but I made sheets for 4 and 5 idioms also.
Teaching children and coming up with new activities and ideas are some of my favorite things! I have been so inspired by many of the teaching blogs that are out there now. My goal in creating this blog is to create and share ideas for all of the grades I am able to teach - preschool through 5th grade.
I have a B.A. in History (2005) and I graduated with my B.S. in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) from Miami University in December 2009 and finished the Ohio 4th/5th Grade Generalist Endorsement through Ohio University in March 2011. I am very happy to be employed for this school year in the district I grew up in as a Title 1 Kindergarten Teacher. I live in southwestern Ohio with my wonderful (he says adorable!) husband.