Saturday, 21 May 2011

And the Washing Continues!

Was I just saying that I love blogs?! I have had a Wishy Washy few weeks, both at home and in the classroom with one of my all time faves - Mrs Wishy Washy.

I will be able to extend out learning a bit further now with a book I had not heard of - Mrs McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash thanks to Charity over at the Organized Classroom blog. I found this free file on TpT. I also love reading her blog and all the other wonderful things she does- this teacher must be one busy lady!

Click here to find her fab free resource for teaching with the book. 




I might even think of some other ways I can incorporate a "washing" theme into my week. I already use clothes pegs for so many activities in the classroom!

They are great for addition. I have a set of cards (about half an A4 paper size) each with a different  number on them, say 9 for example. I have a bucket of pegs - two colours. The children have to use the two colours of pegs to clip around the edge of the card (e.g. 5 pink, and 4 yellow) - therefore making two groups that add to make 9. The children LOVE being able to clip with the pegs and little to they realise it is also helping their fine motor.  

I use them for hanging artwork and clipping paper on the painting easel. I even have a literacy game called 'peg it' and have written sounds on pegs that clip over a word card to complete the word - great for spelling.

I will get together some photos and free downloads of some of these activities. Do you use pegs in the classroom? What for? Do share with us :)

1 comment:

The Organized Classroom Blog said...

Thanks so much for the shout out and I hope you enjoy the free file! I love that book! :)

Charity
The Organized Classroom Blog