So I went to the shops and grabbed some different types of balls to go in my ball pit - being a plastic container box. How does it work?
Students use the recording sheet alongside the box and can play either by themselves or with a buddy. They take turns picking out a ball, saying the word that is on it and then writing it down on the recording sheet. Students would leave that ball they picked out of the box so students can pick it again.
Another way they could play is with the buddy, once they have picked out the balls to swap recording sheets. Students could then ask each other how to spell a word that was picked out!
Lots of great fun using this resource and I can't wait to get this going in word work time!
For the past few years I have created templates that my students (and others across the world) have used for different purposes in learning. Number knowledge, addition, subtraction, spelling practice, word of the week and more! I still have them in seperate slides but really wanted to find a way of making it easier for others to access.
So i put them together in one place >> bit.ly/mrspriestleyictseesawlibrary
Check it out if you're looking for some templates to use in Seesaw!
Reading Timer Slides
Reading Timer Slides
This resource is the template for what I use in reading time. A powerpoint set up - each slide is set up with automatic timers, transitions and sound effects to move through a literacy programme without teacher interaction. Simply choose your slide length, add your tumble pictures or words and you are off. Click present and it will transition through the powerpoint and conduct your reading session!
-powerpoint with 5 minute rounds set up (automatic transitions, sound effects and timers).
-powerpoint with 10 minute rounds set up (automatic transitions, sound effects and timers).
-powerpoint with 15 minute rounds set up (automatic transitions, sound effects and timers).
-reading timers that I created if you want to change and add in other times
-instruction sheet pdf
This is so easy to use once set up and students can follow this on your TV, display or device.
Please note, that each powerpoint slide is pre-set to the timer video added. If you delete this and add in another one, you will need to change the video playback option to automatic and adjust the transition timings.
This comes as a zipfile so please ensure you have the software to unzip it.
Ways you can use QR Codes in your classroom:
-children can listen to stories (listen to reading)
-children can listen to stories while reading along with the book (read to self)
The writing process in this resource follows 6 steps displayed on stop signs:
2. 1st Draft
4. 2nd Draft
5. Final Copy
On the Editing and Final Copy stop signs are prompts to stop students to get feedback on their work from either self assessment, peer assessment or teacher feedback.
Also attached in this pack are my feedback slips - which come from my Exit and Feedback Pack. These are in the form of a 'two stars and a wish' feedback prompt. These align with the feedback sections for students to fill in a slip for themselves in self assessment, or be filled in by a peer or teacher. This can be attached to their work so students can remember this in their work.
I have had lots of interest in my Daily 5 products over the last few days so thought I would give a quick blog post on my experience with Daily 5.
It has been a huge part of my literacy programme for the last two years. This year will be my third year using it, this time with Year 3's. Previously I have done in with Year 1s and then Year 1/2 composite. I first came across Daily 5 online and purchased this book 'The Daily 5'. It unpacks it very clearly and highlights how you should implement it in your classroom. If you're looking to get it going in your classroom then start with this.
Here is a very short and simple video that I created showing you how easy it is to create your own QR codes and cute little background pictures. These could be done for anything really in your class - books, videos, information videos for writing, topic studies! It really isn't limited!
Don't want to make your own? Check out the PDFs below of some that I have made that you can use in your classroom!
Sunday Spotlight is back! 🙌❗️
With so many new resources made this last week you really need to head over to the VIP area of my website for more than just one.
But today's one was made specifically for a customer - a make your own version of my Daily 5 Checklist. Instead of a pre-made one, you can use the icons to make your own one! Specific to your class and your students! This is great if you only want specific students to be doing particular Daily 5 items, or maybe practice an item more than the others giving more opportunities to practice it on their checklist.
It really is simple to use! Just copy and paste the icon and drag it to where you want it on the checklist. The black square on the left is for their name or a picture of their face. I always use pictures so they know whose is whose, especially for those students that struggle with names.
Check out this quick video below on how it works and use the code 'daily5' on my website to get 50% off this resource and my Daily 5 pack!
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