Finding Out MNPS - 2

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
— Tupac Shakur

1)  15-20 minutes

Start the class with a game.  For young kids, Big Fish Games doesn't always do such a good job.  Children don't mind repetition and in many cases, it can be very useful.  So, if they aren't tired of the ABC song and running games, by all means, continue using them.  


Bring the students outside and teach them the chant using clapping:

One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, four

Five potatoes, six potatoes, seven potatoes, more

Eight potatoes, nine potatoes, ten potatoes...(make the mime action for a letter you want them to touch)


Have the kids stand a fair distance opposite the ABC Cards on the wall.  Tell them when you jump to face away from them and you shout "run", they can run to the alphabet card you have told them they should touch.  When you jump around to face them and yell "stop", they must stop.  You can then try to grab them, but if they say the word or letter of the card they are supposed to touch they stay in the game.  Play until one of the students makes it to the card.


The following links are examples of ABC games that can be played with the children:

2)  15-20 minutes

Use the Cone PDF activity with the cones-1, cones-2, and cones-3 PPTs.  The number of cones you do is completely dependent upon yours students interest and speed of doing such activities.  The other cones can be done at home with the parents if you choose. 

Whenever it is appropriate, have the students color some of the cones.  Before or during this activity, play some of the color videos in your folder.  Examples are shown below.

3)  15-20 minutes

Use the MNPS Cards, the BCDGT Cards, and the AEIOU Cards to play some class and outside TPR games.  There are some examples below.

Frist, you should establish a mime with each of the letters and objects. For example, to get them to remember b-book, have them pretend to read a book.


Play one of the alphabet or other songs in your folder and when you stop the music either make them do some action such as sit down, jump or run and touch one of the letters that you show them


Line the students up in a row one after the other.  One at a time, show a student on of the cards, have them say the word then they must run touch it and come back.  When they come back make them say the letter-phonic-word combination once again.

4)  15-25 minutes

Now, they are probably ready for some videos and games.  Play some of the videos as shown below.  You can find them in your songs folders.  

Next, you can play some ppt games using money.

5)  15 - 20 Minutes

After some games, the kids should be ready to do some bookwork.  Use the Finding Out Unit 3 - 2 PDF and the Unit 3- Teach PPT to complete this portion of the class.

6)  15 Minutes

With the time remaining, you can play some more games such as Hide and Seek, or some of the previous TPR games played.  If they are too tired, you can play some web games or some games in the folder.

PPT Games

Web Games