MAKING & USING

HOME-MADE RESOURCES and VISUAL AIDS

Practical benefits:

  •   They are easy to make.

  •   They are cheap: do not require expensive materials.

  •   They can reflect the needs of the class.

  •   They provide variety to the class activity.

  •   They should be: safe - good quality – carefully prepared – colorful - durable.

CIRCLE TIME: QUICK ATTENTION GRABBERS:

  •    Story chime: a special bell to capture attention.

  •    A marble jar: a jar full of colored marbles.

  •    Story hat: attach Velcro to Story characters.

  •    Story chair.

  •    Story flag.

STORY MAT:
Individual and personalized carpet squares/place mats that provide a defined space for each child.

 

CIRCLE TIME
For gathering children together.

 To make a circle
(Tune: Tres cocineritos)

“COME …LET’S MAKE A CIRCLE,
A CIRCLE…A CIRCLE…
COME…LET’S MAKE A CIRCLE,
A CIRCLE WITH ME.
A BIG ONE…A BIG ONE…
A SMALL ONE … A SMALL ONE,
COME…LET’S MAKE A CIRCLE
A  CIRCLE WITH ME”.

To sit down
(Tune: Mary had a little lamb)

“EVERYBODY SITTING DOWN,
SITTING DOWN… SITTING DOWN,
EVERYBODY SITTING DOWN
ON  THE FLOOR”.

To be in silence
( Tune: Twinkle, twinkle)

“FLYING…FLYING LITTLE CLIP…
IT GOES QUICKLY
TO MY LIPS…CLIP!”

BOARD GAMES
Create GAMES to Reinforce Concepts that you are teaching:

Colors - Numbers - Weather

 

WEATHER CHART
A window with curtains to open and check the weather:

 

  • SUN : It’s a sunny day

  • CLOUD: It’s a cloudy day

  • UMBRELLA: It’s a rainy day.

 

CALENDAR

To chart :

Day - Date – Month
 

HELPER CHART:

List of classroom taskss performed by students with visual clues to make the meaning clear. List of children’s names.

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