Do you use Creative Curriculum’s Teaching Strategies Gold in your classroom? After using it for the past 6 years, I have found each year, as I approached a new curriculum, I was scrambling to come up with the materials I would need for each unit. With this set, you won’t have to! Utilizing this set in your classroom, you will have all of the materials necessary to create an Anchor Chart reflecting the “Balls” unit. This downloadable set includes the TSG Anchor Chart topics of:
- What do we know about balls? What do we want to find out?
- Do all balls bounce?
- Do all balls roll?
- What makes balls move?
- Who uses balls?
- What are balls made of?
Each topic features child-friendly picture cards to correspond with each topic, prompting active teacher-student discussion and interaction. Exploring each topic, students can share what they know about Balls in a way that makes sense to them, with topic questions and visual aides that are targeted towards young visual learners. Additionally in this set are options to extend their learning, including Sorting and Labeling activities for different types of balls. This set also features picture cards that displays children playing different sports, including: basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, tennis, football, ping pong, dodgeball, lacrosse, street hockey, cricket, and volleyball.
To best use this set, print, laminate, and cut. I prefer to add a small magnet piece to the back of each item, so that I can use it with my students on our white board. The pictures used in this set are surrounded by a black square, and are the perfect size for young children to utilize themselves, with guidance. While this set is designed around the TSG curriculum, the opportunities for use are endless!
In addition, this “Balls" unit features an additional "Ideas to Celebrate Learning" at the end of the set, including ideas that build collaboration around ball activities, graphing activities, and more.
These writing Word Cards have been a complete game changer in primary classrooms! Designed to fit the IKEA "TOLSBY" picture frame, these word cards are the ideal size - compact, colorful, and easy for young learners to navigate. Print, cut, laminate, and punch two holes at the top of the cards, and these cards are ready to fit inside the picture frame. Early writers can use these Word Cards as a starting point, as a way to brainstorm ideas, and to inspire them to connect with and write about characters and content students care about.
These Word Cards feature all of the instruments that have been identified in our "Teaching Strategies Gold Balls Anchor Chart" set. More specifically, these Word Cards feature the following balls, sports, and equipment:
- Baseball bat
- Baseball mitt
- Baseball hat
- Net (basketball)
- Cricket bat
- Cricket ball
- Football helmet
- Street hockey ball
- Lacrosse ball
- Lacrosse stick
- Soccer ball
- Net (volleyball)
These Word Cards are versatile, and can be easily rotated out with any of the other Word Card themed topics we have for sale in our shop. After viewing these, be sure to check out the others!
*Writing Prompts Not Included*
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