One sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper makes one GrandStand.
Print GrandStands on index- or cover stock-weight paper in color or black/white.
THINGS TO DO:
Note that GrandStands can be used on a table or desktop, or they can be glued, stapled, or push-pinned onto a bulletin board.
1. Use these GrandStands with students who are learning or reviewing Days of the Week. Have students observe and describe the graphics used on each stand. Note the following: the name of the day written using a capital letter, Real-World Print examples, and abbreviations written across the top.
2. Use quarter- or half-sheets of paper to record things that happen each day. Discuss the days of the week using ordinal numbers.
3. Time and Sequencing: Make cards of two events that happened on a given day. Students display the cards in order of what happened first and what happened after.
4. Make flashcards that use the day of the week in a sentence. Example: Wednesday was Juan’s birthday. Bess made 100 on Friday. Students remove the cards from one GrandStand and “read” them, before placing the ones they know to the left side of the stand and the ones they need help with on the right side.
5. Go on line and use student birthdays to determine what day of the week they were bone. Write student names on flashcards and have them “write” the day of week below their name. Sort their flashcards onto the corresponding weekday GrandStand and make a tally chart to record the data collected.
6. Time-related photographs, magazine pictures, and student art can become cards displayed on the Days of the Week GrandStands.
7. Use GrandStands as a bulletin board throughout the school year to collect cards that have been used to record day-related words, phrases, and sentences that were read, heard, or observed in the following: literature, rhymes, songs, science observations, others. Example: Marie goes to see her grandmother every Saturday.
8. GrandStands are teaching aids that can be used to display many different forms of print: student writing, teacher notes, Internet print, quotes, and vocabulary terms. Use in stations or work areas.
9. The size of the GrandStand is perfect for displaying quarter-sheets, half-sheets, and folded sheets of 8.5” x 11” paper. Worksheets can be folded in half and placed on a GrandStand. MiniBooks and Side-by-Side Books can also be featured.
When made using index-weight paper, GrandStands last for several years.
Store vertically in a Box Book in your LOCOmotion Box Library (made from cereal boxes).
Store vertically in plastic or cardboard magazine holders.
Store multiple sets of Grandstands vertically in a copy paper box.
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