Teacher Feature: Volume 2

It's Sunday, so it's time for another edition of "Teacher Feature" and we are so excited to share what we have in store for you! Our goal with this blog is to help teachers gain resources, ideas, and suggestions while saving them time doing the searching. We hope you find this helpful and tune in each Sunday for more ideas!

Our first teacher we will feature is Mrs. McFarland from @secondgradesquad. She thought of switching out the use of popsicle sticks for randomly selecting students to use lucky ducks! What primary student wouldn't fall in love with the idea that his/her duck was chosen to answer a question. I would bet your student engagement whether virtual or in-person will skyrocket! Best of all, she found the lucky ducks on Amazon for only $9...not bad. Here is the link so you can see for yourself: https://instagram.com/secondgradesquad?igshid=1eeq4c52whkgk

Next, we will look at an idea from @thescottishhomeworkhelper. Jen has soooooo many amazing ideas for early childhood learners that it was tough to pick just one to highlight. We chose an activity called, "STOP THE BUS!" The idea is that someone says the alphabet in the his/her head, then randomly a partner shouts, "STOP THE BUS!" Both partners have to write a noun, verb, adjective or whatever part of speech you are working on, beginning with the letter they stopped at. I could see this being done virutally in breakout rooms or in the classroom.  You definitely want to give Jen a follow: https://instagram.com/thescottishhomeworkhelper?igshid=1tko5na6b8p4k


Finally, I'm a big fan of balanced literacy so I wanted to find an activity that would help with teaching phonics virtually. Well, Julie Smith from @the_techie_teacher has the perfect resource! She created digital letter tiles that now include digraphs, dipthongs, and r-controlled vowels. Our school uses Fundations, so I can't even begin to tell you how valuable this resource will be for creating words. Here is Julie's link so you can check it out: https://instagram.com/the_techie_teacher_?igshid=1wlpklqtnh3t5

Our Lesson Plan Toolbox community truly hopes that you find these resources useful. If you are looking for something specific, then please feel free to reach out to us on Instagram (@lessonplantoolbox) so we can help you. We are happy to help and love making the lives of teachers just a little bit easier.


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