As an elementary teacher, I find that the balanced literacy approach is something that I simply cannot live without.
One approach that I’ve added to my day is that I try to add at least two content area centers throughout the week. We have seven stations a day, so that’s pretty easy for us to do!
My balanced Literacy routine is pretty simple. I try to incorporate as many content area centers as I can. The past few weeks we’ve been working on Map Skills.
My kiddos LOVE floor puzzles! They are such a great tool to help develop important critical thinking skills. My kids do the puzzle, then complete a labeling activity. The puzzle shown is one of my favs from Melissa and Doug!
Read Alouds for Maps
We’ve also worked on Rhyming Words this week. These puzzle match ups are great for reinforcing those tricky rhyming words….and they are on a little flash sale 🙂