We begin on Monday of each week by creating the large foldable which will contain our smaller foldables. I review the skills that are included each week and decide which skills can be taught with a different approach.
|Make a shutter fold by finding the center of the 11 x 18 construction paper. Both ends are folded to this point.|
Step 2: I make copies of our story cover page or topic of the week. The kids glue this on the front of the shutter fold. By placing their hand inside the construction paper, they can lift up the front, crease, and cut on the creased line. This allows the foldable to open.
Step 3: Each day (Monday --Thursday) we add to our foldable with items such as vocabulary words, grammar skills, phonics, word sorts, etc. This example is what we did on Monday with our vocabulary words.
By folding a "pretty" copy size paper into a hotdog fold the kids cut on lines to create four sections that will open. The vocabulary words were glued on the front. Tomorrow we will write sentences on strips of handwriting paper (using each word) and open the purple paper to glue the sentences inside.
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The kids enjoy creating and learning--and we have a nice package at the end of the week showcasing our learning.