I try to keep the after-school lessons with Froggy short and sweet. Especially when he has an activity after school, he’s pretty tired when he gets home. I know if the lesson lasts longer than 5 or 10 minutes, I’m going to lose him … fast!
In my last post, I wrote about the great resource created by Open Wide the World that I purchases from her Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) page. I’m starting with these resources to work with Froggy on our weather unit.
In addition, I have downloaded a number of worksheets from iSL Collective (see more about them on my resources page). The only problem with mixing resources is of course that they don’t cover the exact same vocabulary. However, I look at this as an opportunity to expand Froggy’s vocab, as it adds just one or two new words or phrases at a time.
Finally, we’ll end this short week (Monday was a holiday for us) with a game I also purchased from TPT: a weather domino game. ($3) I printed the 5 pages on card stock and laminated them before cutting the domino pieces with a paper cutter.
Here are the lessons we are doing each day:
- Day 1:
- Introduce the weather sentence using the poster display page (printed on letter-sized paper) (This isn’t our first time talking about weather, so he’s pretty familiar with the phrases already.)
- Do the matching worksheet (on p. 25)
- Day 2:
- Review weather sentences.
- Do the fill-in + wordsearch worksheet (on p. 29)
- Day 3:
- Worksheet: “Wetter, Bilder Sätzen zuordnen, kurze Sprechaktivität, Kreuzworträtsel” (from iSL Collective) – We did the picture-sentence matching and the short interview-style Q&A. I’ll save the crossword puzzle for another time.
- Day 4:
- I like to end the week with something fun, like a game. So we played weather dominoes. (See the link above for the resource to purchase.)
*I receive no compensation for referencing the resources here. I link them merely for your convenience – and mine!