Classroom movement break before going into gym class.
He loves the alphabet.
This Literacy Lane Adventure Pack is on its second year of being used. The custodian staff has done an amazing job maintaining it longevity for student use....Way to go staff!
How fun is this movement break!
has quickly become a part of our day. We have found many ways to utilize the path to not only help with learning outcomes but to help with transitions, help get us to a just right stage and to help us learn more about our children’s learning styles and needs.
A quick look at how you can use the Lane within your school.
Offering students a quick break away from the classroom to do a movement break is known to support all children to help them become more organized, calm, alert, and regulated.
How adorable are these two girls learning their colours and shapes.
Just like adults, children feel more confident and secure when their daily activities are predictable and familiar. A consistent daily schedule and step-by-step routines give children a predictable day.
This installation was done by the staff. They did a Great Job!
Waiting in line at the Bank just got better.
Literacy Lane has quickly become part of this little girl’s daily routine. It’s exciting to watch her learn and communicate.
Categories related to colors and shapes are illustrated on each rock. Associations are easily targeted to develop vocabulary skills.
This childhood favorite is a timeless addition to any space. Children learn through play to identify numbers and number words. The versatility of a hopscotch can target addition, subtraction, and sequence skills.
Opposites, illustrated on the each puddle, are used to develop vocabulary skills. Games, such as Simon Says and Red Light, Green Light can be played along the Lane to further develop executive functioning skills.
Categories related to colors and shapes are illustrated on 12 rocks. Associations are easily targeted to develop vocabulary skills.
The decals are arranged to simulate the classic version of “Simon”. Rather than copying the computer to match color, pattern, and sequence, students copy each other making this a fun game, especially during indoor recess or during a sensory break from the classroom.
These movement decals are intended to be used as a sensory break by encouraging children to practice crab crawls, bunny
hops, frog jumps, bear crawls, push ups with sun and squirrel, and jumping jacks. Help children “shake their sillies” out so they can return to class, better able to focus their attention and to actively engage in learning.
These clouds reference five short vowel sounds to encourage rhyming. Beginning, middle, and
ending sounds are the focus while letter sizes and word shapes are indirectly targeted.
Vocabulary is also addressed.
Some educators have used an “unconventional” installation to present letters out of order (e.g., s, a, t, i, p, n).
Others have used the caterpillar as a lining up tool, perfect for physical distancing.
Create a movement Lane for children learn:
Phonological Awareness (Rhyming, Reading Sight Words, Blending, Segmenting)
Alphabet Knowledge (Sound/Symbol Association, Letter Identification)
Math/Language Concepts (Shape, Size, Comparison)
Letters are large and use proper formation to encourage children to trace using gross motor
These acorns encourage size comparison and patterning. The content on the decals targets categorization to promote vocabulary (a foundational skill
necessary for beginning reading). Encourage children to add to the given category or to explain similarities and differences. Delve deeper to explain additional word associations.
Compound words (e.g., dragonfly) are used to promote phonological awareness (e.g., say “snowman”, say it again, but don’t say “snow”). Pronouns (e.g., he/she/they) and verbs are also targeted using the leaves. Children are encouraged to use action words to go beyond nouns to describe pictures. The decals vary in size, shape, and color to provide opportunities to learn about sizes and comparisons.
Opposites, illustrated on the 20 puddles, are used to develop vocabulary skills. Games, such as Simon Says and Red Light, Green Light can be played along the Lane to further develop executive functioning skills.
These decals are arranged to simulate the classic version of “Simon”. Rather than copying the computer to match color, pattern, and sequence, students copy each other making this a fun game, especially during indoor recess or during a sensory break from the classroom.
This hopscotch is not only for the children. Adults can also benefit from quick movement breaks throughout the day.
Hop, skip, jump, or crawl your way down the hallway for a much needed movement break before returning to class.