March 15, 2012

Using cut-outs for games and activities

I have been playing with the new
10", 6" and 1" cut outs.

I used the 10" penguins to make 
this sorting board.
The words and idea are from
a book called Word Sorting.
Just stick the word ending on 
the penguin and sort the word.

On the next board the words are again from
Word Sorting.
I used the 10" pencils
cut into thirds.
Each third has one part of
a contraction.
Match the words and match up the pencil.

The next game is on a magnet board.
The big bubble bee is from the 
10" bugs cut-outs.
The cards in the stacks have 
addition and subtraction 
problems on them.
Use the little bugs (with magnets on the back)
to illustrate the problem.

12 bugs were sitting on a leaf.
6 bugs came to join them.
How many bugs were on the leaf?

These words are from one of the 
Language Games Galore books.
All of the Games Galore books are
great for match-ups.
This homophone game uses
the 10" and 1" pencil cut outs.
There are two magnet strips down the middle.
Magnets are on the backs of the words.

Buttons Buttons was one of our first 
Learn to Read books.
I used it as the framework for a child-made
book using the 1" buttons.
The buttons come in different colors and shapes
so it is an easy book for kids to make.

The buttons also come in stickers if 
you want to make even smaller books.
Almost all of the 1" cut outs are also 
in sticker form so you can use them in 
lots of projects.

Stickers or 1" cut outs are great from graphs.
Mr. Noisy's Book of Patterns  is a great model.

Then you can use a calendar printed on the 
new B/W computer paper to record the 
weather each day.
The 1" cut outs are stored 
in the B/W library pocket.
What's the Weather Like Today? 
is a great model book.

Did you notice one raindrop is upside down??
I hope that doesn't represent a tornado!

Next week I will be in Baltimore at 
National School Supply and Equipment Association.
That is were all you local school stores buy 
the great stuff for next BTS.

I will let you know if I find any really cool stuff
.....besides the cool CTP stuff 
that will be there, of course .


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