When students return from winter break, they are often experiencing multiple emotions. For instance, they are ecstatic to see their friends. However, they are also upset about waking up early and leaving their presents at home. So, it takes carefully planned 1st grade activities for January. They must be engaging, interactive, and exciting to help students refocus on learning. Thankfully, there are 4 activities to try that will be perfect for students!
It is crucial that students practice math skills each day. Since math continuously grows, students need to reinforce their understanding consistently. Luckily, this resource is the perfect collection of spiral review worksheets for January!
There are 4 math tasks on each page, so teachers can decide if students complete the page or cut them out in interactive notebooks. Teachers can even laminate the pages to turn them into task cards. Additionally, each of the 4 tasks will repeat 10 times with increasingly difficult numbers. This is a fantastic way to build independence and confidence in students.
There are tons of math skills included, such as equations, word problems, and skip counting.
Students love working on crafts! While they view them as fun activities, teachers know students are working on many skills. For example, they improve fine motor skills through cutting, coloring, and gluing. Additionally, they are working on following directions, asking for help, and using their creativity. On top of this, crafts can include essential academic skills, such as writing.
Luckily, the January crafts bundle includes 8 seasonal crafts and writing prompts. This includes polar bears, salty snowflakes, and MLK’s Dream. Every craft includes step-by-step photos and descriptions to walk students through the directions. The writing templates are great ways to include enrichment for early finishers, to use in writing centers, or as group writing projects.
While every craft incorporates many skills, they are all simple to plan and prepare!
This seasonal collection of creative and engaging activities contains amazing lessons to keep students busy for January! For instance, they will work on writing, color-by-number sheets, and creating kindness cards. Additionally, they will work on puzzles, math games, and mystery messages. Every workbook includes so many fun lessons!
Honestly, you will never have to scramble to find extra activities for early finishers, for easy sub plans, or when you need a quick filler. These activities even work great in seasonal literacy centers! Students will love it when it is time to pull out their workbooks.
Learning to write sentences is tough! So, when looking for 4 activities to try, this is definitely one students can’t miss!
Specifically, there are 14 seasonal packs that guide students to create, read, write, and self-edit complete, simple sentences. They will do this by identifying the first letter sound of small picture icons to decode a secret sentence. After decoding the sentence, they will print the sentence neatly and self-edit their sentence. Afterward, they will draw a picture to show their comprehension.
Students will love these activities! Thankfully, this bundle included themed packs for the entire year.
When looking for 1st grade activities for January, these are definitely 4 activities to try! Students will love coming back to the classroom with enjoyable, hands-on activities. Best of all, they all include essential skills students need to master before the end of the year!
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