Saturday, August 22, 2015

Down, Set, Hut!

Are you ready for some football?  Growing up and still living in Texas I love me some football!  Football in Texas is like basketball in Indiana or soccer (the other football) in Mexico and Europe.  Friday nights are meant for high school football, Saturdays for cheering on your favorite college team and Sunday afternoons is reserved for the NFL!  Oh yeah - who could forget the coveted game of the week on Monday Night Football!

Over the years I noticed that my students love football too!  They come in Mondays talking about their favorite teams and Friday chatter is all about the Unicorns!  Go Blue!  (Yes, we are the only school district with the Mighty Unicorn as our mascot!)  So I decided to tap into something they love and put together this . . .

If you know me, you know I am really into hands-on, multi-sensory learning activities.  Why?  Because research shows that this is how kids learn best - and that is the ultimate goal.

I am loving the versatility of this activity pack.  Here's some of the many ways you could use this set in your classroom.

This activity is just perfect for your Pre-K classroom as students are introduced to letters.  Matching multiples of the same letter helps your students learn the letter and be able to identify itfrom other letters.  Make this a multi-sensory activity by having them say the letter nameand sound as they move the cards.
This activity is targeted at your Pre-K and Kindergarten students.  It would even be greatfor older students who are struggling with letter identification.  Perfect word work center that can be done independently or in a small group.  You could even turn this into an  I have, Who Has game!
Another great activity for your Pre-K and Kinder kiddos!  Practice building names using thefootball players and footballs.  I absolutely love how the bonus visual effect you get for capital letters versus lowercase letters.
This activity is perfect for any age!!!  A great hands-on way to practice spelling words.My son is a kinesthetic learner and an activity like this helps him learn his words better than any written activity does.  This is a great way to differentiate for different learning styles.  This activity could be used to practice word wall words, word family words, spelling lists and so much more!  
I know that your students will love using these activities in your classroom too!  Grab it while you can for only $1!  On Tuesday, this activity pack goes back to its regular price of $3.

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