Fall Digital Resources for the K-2 ClassroomHey, y'all. Fall is upon us and it's time to get planning! Things go so fast at the beginning of the year. That's why I like to prepare early for #allthethings.
We start school the last two weeks in August and Patriot Day is so close to the start of the school year that I sometimes miss it. (Patriot Day is September 11th in case you didn't know the official title.) This little unit for Google Classroom was designed with primary kids in mind. It goes over the big idea of what Patriot Day is without all the scary details many of us grown-ups remember. (I hate when we talk about history and a kid gets scared!) This unit has 6 slides with reading passages and writing prompts on each slide.
For your kindergarten and pre-k (and some firsties) students, these letter matching Boom cards are just right for the beginning of the year. Not only can your students practice matching capital letters and lowercase letters, you can also assess their learning quickly and easily. Boom cards are so easy to setup, making it a snap to practice centers anywhere your students have access to the internet.
The fall set matches the capital letters on the cutout shapes to the lowercase letters on the right. The pumpkin patch set has the capital letters on a sign and the lowercase letters on pumpkins. And the Halloween set has the same setup with a spooky theme. The similar format makes it easy for students to move from one set to the next seamlessly.
If your little readers are ready to move beyond identifying letters, sight word work and phonics are the next step. In case you hadn't noticed, I LOVE seasonal activities. The novelty of doing the same tasks but with different seasonal elements takes activities from bland to BAM!
But seriously, digital fall sight word cards are a great way to practice reading and spelling sight words without having to find enough plastic letters for everyone to work with. These fall sight word units are available for both Boom Learning and Google Classroom.
Each November, we talk about the difference between the things we use now and how things were "back then" when the pilgrims landed in America. We usually do this whole group, but it's hard to assess who really gets it that way. Then and Now Boom Cards are a great way to assess students' understanding after the whole group lesson. These card can be used in a center or worked on at home, anywhere students can access the internet.
I'm loving using Boom cards and Google Classroom with my students. It makes checking their work so much easier and there are no papers to grade! Woo hoo!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found some new ideas for your classroom. I am always adding new resources to my Teachers Pay Teachers store so be sure to follow me so you don't miss a thing! Have a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon.