I am so excited to be a part of this FABULOUS blog hop!! There are so many great bloggers with so many great ideas. I hope you are having as much fun as me finding new and bright things to use in your classroom.
The clear stones have the amazing ability to magnify. That makes the clear ones great for reading. Place the stone on a word and you can still read it! Not only that, it makes that word a little bit bigger.
I also made magnets with some of them.
I have them with both letters and numbers. You can read how I made them here and here.
And we are using them with our chalkboards.
There is just something relaxing about the feel of the smooth surface. Not only when you are reading...but they are great for counting too. I like to use the smaller ones for math.
Are you ready for another bright idea? Next up is Jen Bengel from Out of This World Literacy. She is going to tell you about a topic near and dear to my heart....using picture books in the upper grades. Since my mom is a children's author, I have always had a great appreciation for picture books. I could go on and on with my reasons, but I will let Jen tell you all about it.
You can also check out a topic of your choosing by clicking on one of the links below and move along to any other blog on the blog hop.