No, I'm sad to report that I'm not a day EARLY but rather almost a week LATE in joining Lindsay's Manipulative Monday Linky Party:
With Valentine's Day behind and looking forward towards the next holiday (St. Patrick's Day) I thought I'd share some finds that I have so you have time to get them, if you're interested in using them for your classroom.
First stop is the Dollar Tree. There you'll find foam Shamrocks.
Use number 1, comparatives:
Use number 2, rhythm:
The other manipulative can be found at good old Oriental Trading. These are foam shamrock beads and come in three sizes and a couple different hues of green:
These can be used a few ways. First for rhythm prep of ta & ti-ti. I know that my first graders are past that but I might try some short/long patterns with my kinders:
The other way I'm going to use these is with my Shamrock Shuffle Melodic Files games, specifically with as a stick to staff activity. The students will see a stick notation pattern, such as this:
and then using the medium sized shamrock write it on the staff.
They can also use them to write known patterns on the staff, such as this phrase of Rocky Mountain:
Speaking of those Shamrock Shuffle Files, I'm currently running a little special. For each file, the first five people that purchase and rate the file can email me and I will send them another Shamrock Shuffle file of their choice for FREE! The Bundled Rhythm Set is also marked down to $15 until tomorrow night.
A special thanks to Lindsay for hosting the Linky Party! Be sure to check out all the amazing ideas that the other participants blogged about!
Have a great week and check back on Wednesday for my FIRST time hosting a Linky Party!!