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It has been a busy week! I am sure it has been for you too. I think we all at our school are feeling the pressure to get lots accomplished in the short amount of time we have before testing time. We have missed so many days over the winter and suddenly state testing is coming up, along with end of the year testing.
I have been pleased with the progress the students are showing in RtI. I like routine so students know what to expect, but I like to keep the activities fresh to keep them and myself engaged. So we try to review skills in new ways.
My kindergarten students are working hard to learn to read and use sight words. We practice, practice, practice. One way we took it up a notch is to read them in phrases. We have been practicing that for several weeks. With spring here, I thought we would try these phrases in a new way. Easter eggs! I spent part of an evening rolling the phrases and stuffing them into eggs.
Students were excited to grab a colored egg from the basket! It is funny how even at a young age some students prefer certain colors. In one class, the boys would only take the blue or green and the girls took pink or purple. The yellows and oranges were left in the basket!
Reading the phrases gave me some insight to where some of the students are in their reading skills and not just with sight words. Some would pull out the paper, unroll the slip and know right away if the writing was right side up or not. Some would just stare at it trying to make sense of it upside down or would try to read it right to left. Others had no difficulty figuring out how to make it make sense. Lots of fun and lots of information gathering for me!
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Bridget S says
I love the Easter Egg idea 😉 I'm going to pin it on one of my Pinterest boards…what a great idea 🙂 I will use that idea next week 🙂
Literacy Without Worksheets
Thank you Bridget! I appreciate the pin!
Everyone deServes to Learn says
I have to pick up some Easter eggs for next week- there are just too many awesome things to do with them!
I agree, Maria, there are so many great and fun things to do with Easter eggs!
No doubt they enjoy those eggs. Tis the season. Good luck with your future state testing. The kids are in the best of hands.
Forever in First
They have been having a good time with the eggs, Tammy!
What a fun way to get in some great practice!
Thanks Barb! It has been a fun way to practice!
Paula Hamand says
Great idea! my students are working on some of the same skills at this time. thank you so much for sharing, by the way, I love your blog's graphics and colors, Paula @ educating children with disabilities.blogspot
Thank you so much, Paula! I am glad you came by to visit!