Google Classroom. You got it all set up but what resources can you use with kids? In today's post I'll share what activities you can use in kindergarten, prek and preschool, as well as the first, second and third grades. But before I dive in, let me answer the most frequently asked question. And scroll to get the FREEBIE!
Why use Google Classroom?
- Kids are engaged.
- Kids can collaborate.
- Kids can't lose work (everything saves automatically).
- Kids can utilize up-to-date technology.
- You don't need to prep.
- You don't need to print.
- You don't need to collect and return papers.
- You can differentiate assignments.
- You can schedule posts for future dates and times.
- You can make a copy for each student.
- You can keep parents and guardians informed.
- Activities are productive.
- Activities are tech friendly.
- Activities can be used on various devices (tablets, chromebooks, laptops, iPads, phones, etc.)
- Activities can be used as digital centers.
- Activities can be used as homework.
- Activities can be used as morning work.
- Activities can be used for fast finishers.
- Your administration is happy about the infused technology!
Would you love to try first? Download FREE activities for Google Classroom!
Google Classroom activities have made my job as a teacher so much easier. And there is no guilt. It has to be this way!
Now that you've read about so many reasons why use Google Classroom, let me tell you what activities I use with my kids.
Must-have Google Classroom Activities
Would love quick and clear activities for word work? If you really need to save time and paper, check out these interactive games. The majority of teachers start with these 3.
Top choice is TYPEWRITERS. Here children can build the word by dragging letters, find the word in the word search and choose the right spelling.
Pick #2 is UNICORNS. This activity will help your kids build a sentence with a CVC word and read it. The best part is that some picture clues are included.
Choice #3 is (and that's a money saving choice too) YEAR LONG Growing Bundle (with sight words, CVC, and phonics practice). 2000+ slides of pure practice!
Feeling overwhelmed? Let's go back to basics and get started with Google Classroom.
Save time and money with Bundles
Teachers love to save prep time and of course get some good deals for their classroom. That's why bundles were invented!
It's a "Jackpot of ELA digital resources!" as one teacher said.
"This is a wonderful resource! Thank you so much. In my 2nd grade classroom, I have more than one student who is still reading at a level A! I believe resources such as this one will enable me to provide meaningful activities for these students to work on while I am meeting with guided reading groups. You resource will solve one of the trickiest situations - promoting their ability to work independently! Thanks again."
"This has been a great resource for my students! It is hands on and great for kindergarten students!"
Love using sight word readers with kids? How about both paperless and printables sight word books? They are perfect for Google Classroom: use on iPads, Chrombooks, tablets and laptops. Or just print and use! AND this is a GROWING BUNDLE which will give you access to the paperless SIGHT WORD READERS that I have and will create.
More Google Classroom Activities on Sight Words
Try Dinos and practice building and reading sight words.
Use Llamas to practice building Fry sight words 100 from halves.
Use Clean Room and help kids read and differentiate sight words written in different fonts.
If you need to build a sight word, box it up and make a sentence with it, you'll definitely need Keyboards. It's a nice way to learn the keyboard as well.
Welcome to Candyland where your kids will engage with high frequency words.
Use Cats and engage kids with sight words visually.
Now it's time to read sight words in sentences. Monsters will help you here.
Paperless Games on CVC words and CVCe words
CVC words fun
Build a CVC word with Trains.
Help Dogs to read the CVC word.
Read the whole word and find the corresponding image behind Boxes.
Pay attention to the word and its image with Photos and Cameras.
Match the word with the corresponding image on the Quilt.
Pay attention to spelling (beggining, medial or ending letter) with Gumball Machines.
Build CVC words with with Hot Air Balloons.
Read CVC words in sentences with Slinky.
Go even further. Read CVC words in fluency passages while putting sentences in order.
CVCe words practice
Giraffes packet is available. Here you can build a CVCe word and match it with a corresponding image.
Silent E Submarine: choose between CVC and CVCe words.
Phonics Activities for Google Classroom
Almost all the following packets contain various phonics (see all the word families in the products descrption).
So here we go. Pianos. They will help kids match words with images on keys. Bright and fun!
Animals Cups will be helpful if kids need to type a word and build a word.
Walk up the Escalators and read words (and match with images!).
Read phonics in sentences with cute Crayons.
Read phonics in sentences with engaging Puzzles.
Please note: all the packets have drag and drop feature which only works in EDIT MODE. These activities contain a mixture of sight words taken from various lists, so they will definitely be useful for you!
I know I repeat myself, but Google Classroom activities have made my job as a teacher so much easier. Let this be your case too! So... what do you think about Google Classroom and all the activities mentioned? Do you have any questions? I'm happy to answer them in the comment section, just ask.
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