Teach your children to notice by taking daily walks around the classroom and school to notice the signs and words around them.
Establish class rules and teach your children a lifelong skill that will make them better learners by using the Stop signs enclosed.Learning to notice is the first step in learning to think. Watch for future products to teach wondering and thinking.
Download Common Chords: Music as an Instructional Tool to get started.
Noticing is a helpful way to differentiate instruction and assess students’ range of abilities at the same time. I recommend Mosaic of Thought by Ellen Keene and Susan Zimmerman for more detailed suggestions. My copy of their book has become dog-eared from years of use.
- common core lessons for two weeks
- a magic finder
- a math graph
- sign language charts for teaching children to notice with their eyes
- magnifying glass pattern for noticing walks
- a song chart for "May There Always Be Sunshine"
- Stop signs for labeling the classroom
- two writing activities
A colorful magnifying glass Bulletin board to accompany this packet with pages tiled for easy assembly is also available from TPT.
Watch for songs from Common Chords as a great way to reinforce your students' new noticing skills. The first musician being featured is Rick Charette. His song; May There Always Be Sunshine can be found at pinepointrecords.com.