Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Week the Small Moveable Alphabet Dropped…

Another eventful week in the classroom for sure!  Here is a sampling of photos to share:

Counting and number sequencing with the Math Step Board.

Tracing 'm,'  "Oooh, I like this one.  It is so big and fun!"

Combining letter recognition with its sound using the Language Step Board.

Matching number cards to their corresponding Number Rod.

Paring the Sound Cylinders by sound...

…and checking to see if matched correctly.

Laying the the counters out for the Cards and Counters activity, "I see that six has three sets of two!"

Preparing the hand for writing by practicing lightness of touch with the Touch Boards.  This lesson also allows the child to distinguish smooth and rough textures.

We use items from around the classroom in our Memory Game of Numbers lesson.  This encourages students to pay close attention to where items are located and allows them to practice returning them to where they belong at the end of the game.

The children were introduced to this matching activity depicting scenes from St. Petersburg, Russia.  My students are very much interested in knowing about where I spent my time last year and are eager to learn about Russian culture and language!  

Comparing diameter and height with the Knobless Cylinders.

Using the Addition Snake Game to explore combination of ten.

Practicing using glue brush by making name collages.

Teen Bead and Boards.  This child remarked, "The ten is like teen!"

Mastering the Short Bead Hanger.

Introduction to the Grammar Symbols (article,  adjective, noun) with a Farm lesson.

And let's not forget that this happened - not once...

…but twice!


  1. I cringe at the sound of dropped materials even though the children clean up the mess.

  2. Where did you get your movable alphabet boxes? Thank you, Carol