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It’s Back to School season! If you’re like me, and you’re also obsessed with pocket chart activities, then I know you are on the hunt for some great math and literacy pocket chart centers! This pack of Back to School Pocket Chart Activities is perfect for your Back to School Math and Literacy Centers, and your students will love the hands-on learning!
Back to School Pocket Chart Activities
These Back to School Pocket Chart Activities include fun rhyming chants that children will enjoy singing along with as they do the activities. One of my favorite features of this activity pack is the included recording sheets for extension activities and writing practice!
That means that you can use these pocket chart activities in centers, individually, or with a partner. You can also use these activities in small groups or for your morning meeting too!
Are you excited yet? Here’s a look at the fun Back to School Pocket Chart Activities inside!
Apple Picking Beginning Sound Pocket Chart Chant
This Apple Picking Beginning Sound Pocket Chart Activity is sure to get your early readers practicing beginning sounds in a whole new way!
This set includes our Apple Picking Chant, 26 upper and lowercase apple alphabet cards, 26 beginning sound tree picture cards and 2 pages of recording sheets.
I like to introduce the pocket chart chants to my students in our morning meeting. We begin by learning the chant. Then I call on kiddos to come up and use our fun reading pointer to point and read along as the whole class sings the chant.
After just a few times of practicing, my students start to get the hang of reading the chant. It’s super fun to sing and rhyme!
My favorite ways to use this Apple Picking Beginning Sound Pocket Chart Chant are:
- have students put letters in ABC order on the pocket chart
- call on students to match uppercase to lowercase letters
- place picture cards in pocket chart and call on students to match the beginning sound
- put recording sheets in a literacy center with apple letters
- give students the opportunity to “pretend” to be teacher/student in pairs during center time
School Bus Letter and Number Matching Pocket Chart Chant
This School Bus Letter and Number Matching Pocket Chart Activity is a fun way to match upper and lowercase letters and practice numbers from 1-25!
We really do love to sing in my classroom which makes pocket chart chants so much fun! When I see that children are confidently reading and singing the chant, it shows me they can use it independently or in pairs.
This set includes our fun School Time Chant, 26 upper and lowercase school bus alphabet cards, numbers 1-25 school bus cards and 4 letter/number recording sheets!
My favorite ways to use this pocket chart chant are:
- Matching Game
- Memory Game
- Alphabetical Order
- Number Order
- Missing Letters
- Missing Numbers
- Recording Sheets
Crayon Box Sight Words & Names Pocket Chart Chant
My absolute favorite thing about this Crayon Box Sight Word Pocket Chart Chant is it’s EDITABLE! That’s right…you choose the words or names that you want your students to practice.
You simply type in the words that you want in the sight word generator and instantly your words will appear on the crayon boxes and on the recording sheets! You can type in 12 new words each time for a new set over and over again!
This set includes our special Crayon Box Chant, 12 editable crayon box cards and 2 recording sheets.
In the beginning of the school year, I think it’s extra fun to have students recognize not only their own name but classmate’s names too!
I like to call on students to come up to the pocket chart and choose their own name. In another round, I let them choose a friend’s name. We have a lot of fun talking about beginning sounds and blending letters to read each other’s names.
You might also like to try customizing the activity with sight words, high frequency words, dolch words, back to school themed words, or silly words! Silly words are especially fun during back to school season.
I like to place this pocket chart activity in our literacy center after I’ve introduced it to the class as a whole. Children can work independently and in pairs using the included recording sheet.
Want to save on ink? No worries! All of our Back to School Pocket Chart Activities come with the option to print in black and white!
Grab Your Set of the Back to School Pocket Chart Activities
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