Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two New March File Folder Activities

Can you believe tomorrow is March already?!  I love using file folder games for a quick way to create a sorting game.  I created two March themed games.

Lion/Lamb Adjectives Sort:

We always teach the students that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.  But do our students understand why?!  Can they use descriptive words to describe how it is different?  I created a file folder sorting activity to introduce or review the describing vocabulary.  The students can learn to associate the different describing words with the animals.  Each day in March, you can remind the students to use their new describing words to talk about the weather.  I also included a sentence strip to encourage expanded utterances.

Shamrock Sequencing:
I created a similar activity back during Halloween season that was a hit with my students working on retelling stories in appropriate sequences.  I took a shamrock and made numbers to represent a three step sequence.  Then I provided three picture/sentence cards for the students to work together as a group to figure out the appropriate sequence.  Then they had to tell the story.  The prep is extremely quick and easy.  I used Velcro so the students can place the pictures on the shamrock.  They had so much fun!  You can also choose to tell the story and have the students rearrange the picture to retell the story.  So many ways to use this activity to address goals.

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1 comment:

  1. Hello there Miss Speechie! I am so glad I found you! Actually, I have seen your ideas on Pinterest but now I know WHO originated them! I follow all of the SLP blogs you do, and about twenty more. I am an SLP in the Minneapolis area. I work mostly with elementary kids and my focus area is on social/emotional communication skills. I have a blog/website too I would love to have you check out at - I am going to add your blog to my blogroll too and on my Pinterest page. Thanks for a great site and ideas! - Jill


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