I’m linking up with Mrs. Jump’s Class to share what we’re reading this week to celebrate the arrival of fall.
Based on my students’ strengths and needs, I’ve been looking for more ways to incorporate sensory play…in an appropriate way…into our standards-based first grade curriculum. This is very important, because if I don’t offer the opportunity…my students will take it in a possibly less appropriate way 🙂
It’s been a blast!
I’ve been busy aligning books (both guided reading and close reading), poetry, and themes. I also tossed in phonemic awareness, phonics, and sight words. Don’t forget shared reading, readers theater, and writing prompts! Can you think of anything else?
Next, I took the above resources and decided on a weekly sensory bin theme. I went a little crazy at Michaels (thank you teacher discount!) and Pinterest (SO many awesome ideas!) and created bins to last through December. I bought two bins from Target to rotate and created a Social Story to reinforce proper use:
The upcoming themes are already assembled in jumbo plastic bags in my basement…ready to be explored!
It was really difficult to narrow this week down to one autumn book…soooo, I had to choose 2 🙂
Adorable rhyming book 🙂
I also pulled a few non-fiction readers to add to our autumn adventure. I’ve learned SO much this school year already & it’s still September!
Please click here to read more SENSE-sational posts
and here to see what I’ve found!
Stay tuned…I’ve found so many wonderful autumn resources for my students on TPT this past weekend, plus I’m updating my own fall favorites!
Have a terrific Tuesday!