It is back to school time and I have seen several questions posed on different forums asking for tips and strategies to help kids get back to school. I thought I would share some things that not only help Andrew but also help me BIG TIME! Tip 1: Use A Timer Time To Go Helper This is helpful if you tend to be rushed when it is time to get people out of the door. Try setting a timer for 5-10 minutes before you actually have to leave. This gives you and your child/children some buffer time … [Read more...] about Back To School Tip #1
Archives for August 2011
Oops! When I opened the email version of my post from yesterday, I realized that I was not really clear about the link I had provided for the sports activities page. It was the very first link (in green on my website, purple if you subscribe). You can also click here for it: Enchanted Learning's Sports Activities. Sorry for any confusion!! Sports Cutouts from Creative Teaching Press I also wanted to share some small (1 inch) sports cutouts that I got from Creative Teaching Press. I would use … [Read more...] about Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #4
Enchanted Learning Website - Sports Theme I have mentioned this website before (click here for previous Enchanted Learning post) because I love how easy they make it to be thematic while building academic skills. It is a subscription site with some free materials but I have found it to be worth the fee for what I do with Andrew and My Obstacle Course. My intention is to provide you with some alternatives for what would typically be worksheet, pencil/paper activities. If your child is into … [Read more...] about Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #3
I found these really cute sports stickers at Michael's and while they are probably meant for some art project (like a picture frame) or a scrapbook page, I got them to help build math skills like patterning, sequencing, counting and building math vocabulary. They are great because they can be used to create your own book by removing the paper and sticking them onto paper and writing in math questions but I have decided to leave the paper on them. I have used them as is or stuck on small … [Read more...] about Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #2
While sports are not a big thing with Andrew, I know that for a lot of children if they could play sports all day they would. For those of you with children like this, it may seem like more of a challenge to find ways to motivate them to build academic skills however there are many ways to incorporate sports and this week I will focus on some station activities that I would use for a sports themed My Obstacle Course. Sports Themed Pattern Cards Soccer Balls Pattern cards such as these can … [Read more...] about Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #1
Andrew was always taken with the fishing game sold in stores, the one where the fish go around in a circle while opening and closing their mouths while you try to get the end of the fishing line in their mouths. He got one and was extremely frustrated. I tried it and got extremely frustrated. The mouths close so quickly and with the fish moving around, I'm not sure how he could be successful with this. I decided to make my own fishing game, adding a bit of a My Obstacle Course twist on it (of … [Read more...] about Gone Fishin!