Students create one word affirmations cards to help motivate them to start the new school year. This gives them a goal to focus on and a reminder of what to do in order to reach their potential.
You can pair up with a relaxing lettering lesson with icebreakers to smoothly transition from holidays to school mode.
These five games are a great way for kids to practise their mathematical skills, while socialising and having fun! The activities are designed for students to play with partners, in some cases up to four players. The only requirements are dice, a deck of cards and 20 counters, to play all five games.
Although they are design as multiplication practice, all of the games have the option for use as addition practice as well. Use these games as an early finisher task or a transition from one lesson to the next.
These tasks assist in the development of visual-spatial perception (used in decoding words, reading, spelling, mathematical concepts and much more), as well as fine-motor skills (crucial for handwriting) and hand-eye coordination (used in handwriting and other mechanical tasks). They are designed to be gender-neutral and to increase in difficulty. They do not require any other resources, besides a pencil and eraser. Students may like to colour their final drawing, or go over it with a thin black marker.
The first four activities require the student to duplicate the image, square by square. The next 4 four tasks comprise two increasing and two decreasing in size. The final two are both quite challenging. Task 9 requires the student to double the image which is a more intricate design and the Task 10 is a cartoon with lots of detail, which is the final challenge for this series. Encourage your students to take their time, explaining that the brain is learning and being stretched, regardless of how well the image turns out. Keep reminding your students that every time they focus, they are strengthening neural paths and helping their brain to do their best.
These homework tasks use the principle of crossing the midline to aid in developing visual-spatial perception, coordination and fine motor skills. They are especially useful for young children or older children with dyspraxia.
They have also been proven to be a useful tool for calming and wellbeing, and have been designed to be used by children who struggle with anxiety and related issues. Once these paper based tasks are mastered, children can draw midline eights in the air and gain the same brain benefits.
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