Spring is my favorite season. It shuts the door to cold weather and opens another door to warmer weather and beautiful flowers. I like to open our windows to the house and in my classroom. The fresh air smells so good! This is the time to pull all of your spring activities. My spring activities are easy to prep, and the lesson plans are done for you!
Easy to Follow Unit
If you’re familiar with my thematic units, you know how easy they are to follow. Our goal at MJCS is to take more off teachers’ plates to give them time to do things they love. Wouldn’t it be awesome to get home from work, and you don’t have to plan? This unit has 3 sets of lesson plans to fit all types of teachers.
I love using emergent readers in my small groups. Emergent readers are short readers with a few words on each page. They are perfect for early and beginner readers. It not only helps readers understand the direction to read, and the separation of words using spaces, but it also teachers readers to use pictures to help read unfamiliar words.
Interactive Poems for Whole Group
These poems are a favorite, and I included in ALL of my thematic units. We start our literacy block every day by reading this poem. However, each day the poem changes. Repetitive reading has huge benefits for early readers. It helps them with decoding and sight word reading.
Spring Books for Spring Activities
I love integrating literacy into every subject I teach. Reading is everywhere, and there is a book for every topic! I include my favorite spring picture books along with engaging activities for your students to do. These activities are great to show off in the hallway or at Open House!
Literacy and Math Centers
Jump into spring with these spring themed literacy and math centers! Use them in small group for an introduction or put them in your center rotation for a quick review!
Literacy centers include the following skills:
- Initial Sounds
- CVC words
- Alphabet letter review
Math centers include:
- Shape identification
- Number sorting
- Counting in the Teens
Here is a BONUS literacy center that you can add to this unit! And the best part…it’s FREE! This is a quick, no prep center that focuses on initial sounds. Just print, laminate and cut!