I wanted to take the time to do a LARGE post to share some of my favorite activities for the month of February. I have accumulated so many fun ideas and crafts over the years. I typically share “as I go” my plans, but since I am not in the classroom and at home with my little stud, I wanted to make a conscious effort to start sharing ahead of time to give you time to prep some of these ideas for YOUR classroom! So, here goes! Oh- and let me know if you’d be interested in me sharing my ideas for the rest of the months ahead of time as well.
First things first, I wanted to share with you my February vocabulary unit. I use this to “fill in the gaps” at center and throughout the day. I like to display the vocabulary words at my language arts center and utilize in journals, spelling, comprehension activities etc.
Other activities I like to store at my language arts center includes the Wh- question packs from You-AUT-a Know. These are fun bingo dauber activities that students can compete to practice comprehension!
Another activity I keep at my language arts center is my February directed drawing activities. These are used as filler activities at my writing center when a student finishes their journal. These directed drawing activities are leveled so that all of my students can work on the same drawing at their own level. My students are always proud to put these on display!
We also like to do a lot of art in my classroom. I love using art to work on so many other skills such as communication, language arts, math and social skills. I mean, you can stretch it as much as practicing sharing supplies! My go-to girl for planning for art projects for the month is Erin from You AUT-a Know. She has two years worth of plans for free on her blog. Head to her 2015 and 2016 blog post to find CLICKABLE links to each product. This can be a great way to have parent volunteers or aides prep projects for you by following these links for easy to read instructions. Here are her two calendars below. Click on each image to be directed to clickable links!
I talk about my monthly binders all the time. But seriously. THEY ARE A LIFE SAVER. I know they take a while to prep, but after 3 years of using them in my classroom, it is safe to say that the prep work is SO WORTH IT! Here is a more detailed look at my FEBRUARY BINDER TASKS.
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