One sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper makes one Display Case.
Print Display Cases on index-weight or cover stock paper in color or black/white.
THINGS TO DO:
1. Collect and sort small physical objects that represent the featured color. In the red Display Case place a red block, red yarn, red crayon, red lid, red toy car.
2. Collect and sort photographs of red objects. Example: photograph of red strawberries, red flowers, red barn.
3. Collect and sort flashcards that feature the word red used as an adjective to describe simple nouns: red ball, red nose.
4. “Read” the color words used as wallpaper on the Display Case. Have students point to examples of the color word written in all upper-case letters, written in all lower-case letters, written with a capital letter at the beginning of the word. Point to the shape word written in featured color, in other words, find red “red” words. Spell the color word while touching the letters.
5. Place the Display Cases end-to-end to form a sequential train of colors. Discuss what color comes before or after another color.
6. Select and group items from within a single Display Case and use oral sentences to describe the combination. Example: I placed the large red block next to the two red ribbons and I have three red things in all.
7. Select and group items from different color Display Cases. How many things do you have when you combine 1 red ball and 2 blue blocks? Discuss these as inequalities, too. There are more blue blocks than red balls. (2>1)
STORE Display Cases:
Instead of assembling with glue, use paper clips to secure the sides of the display so it can be folded flat and stored in the following ways:
1. Glue into LOCOmotion Classroom Notebooks or Station Books.
2. Place in large pockets in LOCOmotion Classroom Notebooks or Station Books.
3. Place in labeled plastic bags or expandable file folders.
4. Store inside a Box Book in your LOCOmotion Box Library (made from cereal boxes).
ASSEMBLY VIDEO & MORE INFORMATION: