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This week we are packing up and hitting the road! In our minds 🙂 I was so excited to plan this week’s activities and can’t wait to share them with you! I’ve got a craft, a book, an app, a new product, AND a freebie…woot woot!
First up…we need to pack! My primary friends are making these suitcases and they will be full of their speech sounds. This one is super easy, just fold some construction paper in half..and if you are feeling fancy, cut out some handles. They look like rainbows, so it’s fun.
Inside, we are gluing pictures with their speech sounds. I snagged the Jumbo artic book and copied, but you could also do magazines or ads and have them cut real pictures too.
My older students needed more of a challenge, so I created this for them! A map of the US where they can locate the states that have their sound in it and then color. Also, neon crayons are the cool new thing in my room…they love them! You can download this freebie HERE.
We seriously have the best media specialist…I love talking to her about books! She found this for me and I fell in love with the chickens. She was all, I know you want travel, but this book is great and you will love the language use. She was right. This book is full of GREAT verbs, adjectives, adverbs…awesome for teaching Tier 2 vocabulary. Big Chickens Go to Town is about chickens who get lost in town and are introduced to the weird ways people do things there, which is so different from the farm! I can relate it to traveling, because when you go someone new, the food is different and the people might be different…great conversation! I definitely recommend this book, and there are more in the series!
I heart Bamba apps and so do my littles. We are using Bamba Airport this week for some language fun! So many possibilities with vocabulary and following directions!
Next is my new product, which I’m pumped about!! I chose 12 US landmarks and got REAL photos of each. Each information card includes some facts about the location. You can use these to work on all kinds of skills.I included some question cue cards, so your students can work on asking or answering questions about the facts on the information cards. I predict some excellent discussion practice!
I also created these describing pages, which have even larger photos on them. You can pair these with your EET or V/V to work on describing attributes about each place. Fun fact: I took this picture of the Grand Canyon myself last summer. Such a beautiful place, I can’t wait to go back again.
And last is a trip planning page! Students can choose one of the locations to visit, find it on the map, tell how they will get there, and plan a packing list! This is a great way to work on those planning skills…you can discuss weather and location and how that might affect how they pack or travel.
Also, I gave you a 4 day lesson plan about how you can use these in your room included!