Essentially, with this bead you're working on object functions. We worked on (1) describing the function of common objects that you might find around the house or the classroom, and (2) listing objects you might need to perform a specific task. Here's a preview:
|"What do you do with...?"|
|"What do you need to...?"|
I used the space-themed game from my Seasonal and Thematic Dot Reinforcers to make the activity more fun!
Eye - What Does it Look Like?
Not going to lie...I've been doing a lot of ground work in my sessions for this activity. This is an area my kids really struggle with - using more than one attribute to describe. So, we've been doing some fun activities to target using attributes of color, shape, and size to describe. Here are some of them:
- Orange Pumpkin, Orange Pumpkin by First Grade a la Carte (using color + object)
- Shape Monster Book by Chit Chat & Small Talk (using color + shape)
- Shape Monster Craftivity (using color + shape + size):
Now that they have the idea of using those attributes, we are pulling out the cards from my Out of this World Vocabulary packet. Here's a sample:
PSSST! I included poster charts for kids to use to help them remember colors, shapes, and sizes:
Since I was creating a packet to accompany the EET, I added a category activity. You can use this activity for category naming and sorting:
And there are some game play cards to increase the fun/competition/motivation!
If you missed my last post, we're creating an EET "caterpillar" as we go through the beads. Here's what it's looking like these days:
The activities described above can be found in my TPT store:
|Out of this World Vocabulary Fun|
|Seasonal and Thematic Dot Reinforcers|
Are you using the EET with preschoolers and kindergarteners? What activities/strategies have you found to be most helpful?