Literacy Center Ideas:
- Letter J mini-book (included)
- Letter J worksheets (included)
- Letter J activity worksheets (included)
- Jelly Bean Sort and Classify (in letter J pack)
- Jump, Jog, Jiggle Game (in letter J pack)
- Jack in the bean stalk literacy pack (included)
- If you were a Jelly Bean activity (included)
- Spot and Dot letter J
All of the activities included above can be bought in our store/(You may use your account funds to pay for these lessons!)
Story Time Ideas:
- Comprehension Concept: Realism vs. Fantasy – A good book to discuss realism vs. fantasy is Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type, Duck for President, or Giggle Giggle Quack You can find elements that are both real and fantasy in those book. Read a story and create a chart together discussing real vs. fantasy. You can do the realism vs. fantasy worksheets included.
|Make believe/Pretend||Things are real|
|Animals may talk/wear clothes||Might be a fictional story, but things could happen in real life.|
|Silly characters||Could be real events or fact filled|
|Magical places or magical events||Animals act like animals|
|Monsters, aliens, dinosaurs|
Writing Center Ideas:
- Write a fantasy story. Start with ‘once upon a time’ and end with “and they lived happily ever after”…
- Make Jell-o!
- Sort and classify Jelly beans into jars
- Play a game called Jump, Jog, Jiggle (or jump, jog, jiggle, jumping jacks) –hold up cards with those words on it (jump, jog, or jiggle). The students must read the card and do as it says… You can make this a “Simon Says” sort of game, or just play the game to get the wiggles out.
- Do Jigsaw puzzles
- Have a snack of jam and juice
- For a science unit, grow beans (to go with Jack and the beanstalk)
- Make a list of letter J words
- Learn Jack be Nimble/Jack be quick and then practice jumping over a (pretend) candlestick. You can jump over it to reach a number on a number line.