Celebrate the holidays with this delightful Animated Step-by-Step Poem, Decorating the Tree. Ten friends set about the task of decorating the Christmas tree. Each child suggests and adds a different item according to a predetermined number specified in the text. At the end of the poem, children are encouraged to add comments about the tree for each character in the poem. The pen tool on the interactive whiteboard can be used to document student suggestions.
This activity is packed with incidental learning. It works on ordinal numbers (first – tenth) and cardinal numbers (1-10). It can also be used to address some color (red, blue, green, yellow, orange) and size concepts (big little).
This animated step-by-step PowerPoint poem is part of an ongoing series of recipes, crafts and poems/songs designed to serve as a vehicle for reinforcing literacy in the classroom. Although content is primarily designed to capitalize on interactive whiteboard technology, it can also be presented on a laptop as an adult-supervised activity center. In addition to the obvious emphasis on literacy, numerous early math concepts can be easily incorporated as ‘teachable moments’. The series is equally beneficial and engaging for classrooms serving regular and/or special education students. Students learning English as a second language can also benefit from these unique resources.
This resource can be displayed on the 'big screen' (interactive whiteboard, large screen TV using Apple TV) or the 'small screen' (computer monitor, iPad/Android tablet using the free Microsoft PowerPoint app). Please visit the Animated Ste-by-Steps blog for further information. http://animatedstepbysteps.blogspot.com
This file was created using PowerPoint 14.3.5 but appears to function fine on earlier versions of PowerPoint. Please note the downloaded file is a read only PowerPoint Show file (97-2004). It should be compatible with PowerPoint versions 97 to current.
Bloom is committed to providing students and teachers with creative and engaging materials designed to address the Common Core Standards and promote differentiated instruction that is beneficial for all students.