This file includes a full day of activities for your sub teaching folder, a student teacher, or for you.
Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. The morning message provides a script for sub teachers to introduce activities for the day. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time. The morning message introduces the “theme” for the day: Everyone Can be a Winner!
Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. In a fiction book, students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read one chapter or several. For non-fiction reading, a paper entitled “REAL PLACES REAL THINGS REAL PEOPLE” is provided for students to record facts.
The math activity provides practice with adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division with whole numbers. Students will work in pairs to solve each problem, match to the answers at the bottom, and proceed from start to finish on the "Winners" game board. The challenge math paper provides practice in matching a correct number sentence to word problem – always with
connections to what it means to be a winner!
Character building activities include: Looking at the difference between winning “first place in a race,” and finding our own winning traits (winning smile, winning attitude, winning friends); finding character traits of winners; reading about two real life young winners: Maggie Doyne and Bethany Hamilton; choosing
and writing about someone we identify as a “winner;” making a winning category for each student in the class; writing about real life athletic winners; and reading and writing about the ultimate fable on winning (or not winning) the race: The Tortoise and the Hare.
Vocabulary activities include: putting new words in ABC order; finding dictionary definitions and writing own sentences for each word; and a variety of word games for extending vocabulary comprehension.
Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and COMMON CORE STANDARD APPLIED.
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