Words Center using Bananagrams 70 CVC Words with pictures

This product includes 70 CVC words with pictures for a Bananagram Word Center.
Freshen up your sight word center with this fun activity! Place the included CVC word with picture cards along with a set of Bananagram®️ letters at your center. Students build the words with the letter tiles.
I hope your students enjoy this word center! No problem, the set also works great with Scrabble®️ letter tiles, or any other letter tiles you have!

Words Center using Bananagrams 70 CVC Words with pictures

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CVC Printable Worksheets and Flashcards

Play-based learning helps engage elementary students in their education

•”If its [play] purpose is more than the act of doing it, it’s probably not play.”

Play is very natural, it is about having fun, it is a process of nature and should be spontaneous.

•”Now, one of the things about play is that it is born by curiosity and exploration. But it has to be safe exploration.”

Children should be give the opportunity to play in a chaotic, rough and tumble way, but the way they play must be safe. At my school, we try to provide freedom for children to have play where we design the environment where children can access materials independently. Children at our school are allowed to make a mess, but have to learn it is their responsibility to clean up after themselves, put toys away. We do have rules that they have to stick to, and they can play freely within these boundaries.

•”So it’s not just something you do in your spare time.”

Play is something very natural to humans and animals. The absence of play could be dangerous, and effect us in a negative way. Play helps us grow and develop as human being.

•My experience, how it felt and how this moment connects with my life now.

I come from big family, and nature walks were a big part of my childhood. Myself with my brothers, sister and father used to walk for miles, near our home. We used to walk thorough woods and pick blackberries, walk through fields and pick blackberries to take home so my mother could make jam. We used to get muddy, feeding horses and cows. Breathing fresh air and looking at natural was so joyful for us. I think that is why I still have a love for animals and nature. I became vegetarian early on, and try to eat healthy and exercise. I still love going for walks, and have a connection to nature. I dislike staying inside for long periods of time, and have to be outside.

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PYP unit Sharing The Planet, share resources such as water

Through authentic activities throughout the unit, students are able to construct meaning from direct, real life experiences, where students can begin to put there thinking into practice and understand the world around them.

Last year, during our unit of, the world has limited resources, maths was an important part of the unit. We looked into the situation of water shortages in other countries, and students in my class began to look at their own water use, and through data handling, graphs, measuring, we were able to calculate how much water we use in the classroom on a daily basis, and make changes to use less water.

Through these kinds of experiments students were able to understand and grasp concepts much quicker. Here they were able to construct their own meaning with these real life situations.

As a school, we understand that mathematical practices are changing, and through regular meeting and collaboration. We can continue to change and grow.

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CONNECT:
As educators we must learn how to understand how children learn, and help to guide and scaffold their learning.

EXTEND:
One important thing I have learned, is to watch children more closely.
The simplest of marks on a page, has meaning for them, things they make might not mean much to us adults, but to the children are very important.
I think, making a wonder wall could be something useful in my classroom, where I can post students thoughts and questions.

CHALLENGE:
My understandings have changed in many ways, but it is not completely clear yet because there has been so much information to take in and engage with, so more reflection is needed.
Keeping up with the latest technology is also very important, and challenging.