Classroom Book Activity – Rosie’s Walk


rosie's walk book activity

Classroom Book Activities for: Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

Story Summary

Rosie the hen is going for a walk on the farm. As she walks around the farm, she doesn’t seem to notice the fox following her. Read to find out what happens to the fox and if Rosie can get back home safe.

Recommended Age: 1st Grade

Activity 1

  • Gather the class on the rug to introduce Rosie’s Walk. As a whole class, do a picture walk of the story. The teacher can model how to do a picture walk or students can volunteer to say what they notice about the pictures.
  • During the picture walk, introduce new vocabulary such as flour and mill. Write the new words on chart paper.
  • After the picture walk, read the story to the class.

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10 Field Day Bulletin Board Ideas


Field Day is a great way for the entire school to get together and get moving, and what better way to convey unity than to display a themed Field Day bulletin board in your classroom? Here are 10 ideas from PE teachers around the country to inspire you!

Field Day is Blossoming

This bulletin board gives students a chance to share what they love about Field Day. Each flower represents a student comment and can be modified to represent different sports and activities.

Field Day bulletin board

Materials needed:

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Featured PE Teacher – Victoria Turner


This week for the Featured PE Teacher section on the PE Central Facebook page, the spotlight is on Victoria Turner!

victoria turner grantAbout Victoria Turner:

I am a Physical Education teacher at Oakridge Elementary School in Hollywood, FL. I teach 480 students in grades PreK-5th. I have been teaching for 4 years.

Current Lesson Plan/Unit:

My PreK students are part of the ASD program in Broward County, and we typically do a lot of dance. Right now we are working on the Chinese Ribbon Dance as part of the Spring Concert. K-2 is working on Kicking and Trapping. I am also incorporating one of Character Traits, which is Control. We talk about how in soccer you need to have control over the ball and we relate it back to how you need control in the classroom. Grades 3-5 are working on Frisbee. Also, since we are just finishing up math testing I incorporated math into their lesson plans. We worked with throwing at different angles, and playing Frisbee math golf where each “hole” was worth different points based on a bath equation that was provided at each “hole”.

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Activities to Celebrate Older Americans Month


older americans month

Since May is Older Americans Month, schedule several fun activities throughout the month that pay tribute to your senior residents. Use this year’s theme for Older Americans Month, “Age Out Loud,” as inspiration for some of your activities. Here are a few ideas from notjustbingo to help you honor your residents:

Birthday Party

Honor your most senior residents with a special birthday party, like a 90 & Over Birthday Bash that celebrates the nonagenarians and centenarians in your facility. Instead of your typical monthly birthday party, coordinate with Dining Services to host a birthday luncheon in your facility’s Dining Room. Invite residents to dress up for this annual event as you celebrate the lives of your oldest residents, and encourage them to “Age Out Loud.” Continue reading

Kids Visors Inspired By Our Favorite Characters


kids character visors

How adorable are these visors? With the weather getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to use visors for crafting! Our Super Visors Craft Kit comes with 48 white cardboard visors, non-toxic markers, and elastic. This is a fun group activity for summer camp and other recreational programs. Choose a theme, like movie characters, and have each kid decorate their own visor as their favorite characters. See the steps below for 10 different visor ideas we created from popular Disney and Pixar movies! Continue reading

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