I’m linking up with Mrs. Jump’s Class to share what we’re reading this week to celebrate the arrival of fall.
Here’s what Autumn looks like for my students:
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 🙂