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This unit includes activities for the first week(s) of school. It is useful for introducing some of the cooperative learning structures that will be used the rest of the school year, and to introduce workstations. Some items can be used more than one way. All workstation activities include differentiated recording sheets, with literacy workstations including a sentence extension. This unit also includes 2 easy craftivities.
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p.3-7 Playground Safety Writing Stationary (2 diff. line sizes) and circle map
p.8-11 Summer Memory Writing Stationary (2 diff. line sizes) and Craftivity
p.12-14 All About Me Tree (students choose adjectives to describe themselves and add either the leaves or apples to their tree). I usually only have students choose 5 adjectives and add a background to their tree paper.
p.13 My FavoritesÃ¢ï¿½Â¦ (students tell about their favorites or draw a picture of their favorite)
p.15 Find a Buddy WhoÃ¢ï¿½Â¦. (great ice breaker, great way to introduce cooperative learning structure)
p.17-25 Odd and Even Number Sort with differentiated recording sheets and word cards included, so this activity can be used with cooperative learning structure Mix and Match or with slight modification Quiz, Quiz, Trade
p.26-31 Before and After Bus Fun : students will tell the number that comes before and after a specified number (with differentiated recording sheets)
p.32-39 Crayon Box Short Vowel Sort with sentence extension
p.40-47 Rhyming Apples : students will make pairs of rhyming words (with differentiated recording sheets and sentence extension); this activity can also be used with cooperative learning structures
p.48-51 Apple-solutely Craftivity