Friday, September 28, 2012

Fistful of YouTube Freebies

Hi, Everyone!

Time for your Fistful of Friday Freebies! This week: fun and helpful clips from YouTube!

Before you fill up on freebies, just a reminder: All of my fall items at my TeachersPayTeachers store are 20% off this weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 28th-30th. It's a great way to get inspired and save money as you do your October planning!

On with the freebies!

Harry Kindergartens's I Can Count to 100 is just one of his many energetic videos that will keep your kids hopping... and learning!

BusyBeaver has a days and months song and clip that has "kids appeal", but I like it because the words are on the screen (with left-to-right directionality reinforced) at a reasonable pace for the children to actually see the words!

Between the Lions has some great things for vowels! Here's one for vowel teams that mystudents particularly enjoyed: "When Two Vowels Go Walking"  It got to the point in our classroom that when a reader would hesitate at a word like "brain" or "clean", all it would take to get them over the hump was to hum the first few notes of the song!  We even included the first verse of this favorite in our Song and Poem Notebooks!

Time for a story break! Here's an animated readaloud of everybody's favorite pigeon - enjoy Mo Willem's Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. This reader does a great job... especially on "Vroomie, vroom, vroom!"

Back to Harry Kindergarten again for some math! Think of how your kiddos love pirates and how they'll just eat up "When You Subtract with a Pirate" .  How about using this video to inspire a lesson on writing and illustrating subtraction number models?  After you watch it, do a shared writing of a few examples, generate a list together of "words for writing about pirates", and set your little guys off to do their own illustrated stories/number models. Then turn the finished products into a class book!  Oh, I do go on...guess I should have made this a separate post, but, hey, here's a cover for your class book!

Happy Teaching!


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