Can I just say how excited I am my first full week is over? It's been long and sometimes frustrating but my kiddos are already showing improvements! Which means I'm starting to remember why I love this job! ;)
Friday means the LAST DAY of Teacher Week! I'm kind of sad, I'm really enjoying my first linky-party type event. However, I am really excited about all the freebies I'll be seeing out there today! Here is my small contribution. I am always using my SmartBoard and I try to make my own activities that are themed to go with what we are reading/learning. So I though I would share two of my SmartBoard programs that I made for the beginning of the year. I have no idea how to embed a SmartBoard file so I've posted links to them on the Smart Exchange.
First up is my abc order and letter matching that is themed for "The Kissing Hand." It's nothing fancy, but I always start the year with that book and this is a nice and easy activity that is a good introduction to the SmartBoard. My kids liked it!
Kissing Hand ABC Order and Uppercase/Lowercase Letter Match
This one is a palm tree with all the letters at the bottom. I used it for retelling the "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" story. I also played an "I Spy" game. I would call a student and say "I spy the letter A" or "I spy the letter that is the last in the alphabet" and ask them to find it and put it in the tree. Again, pretty simple but a good activity for beginning of the year!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Retelling Tree
|Here is an image of the chicka chicka boom boom tree.|