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Our theme this week is ocean animals, so this week’s Seesaw Questions of the Day feature sharks, octopuses, starfish and more!
I don’t know about you, but I love the colors of the oceans – all the blues and greens make me feel so happy. To be fair, most of the ocean I’ve seen has been through photos – I live in MN, which is about as far from an ocean as you can possibly get. Anyways, I’ve found some really great photos using Canva for this week’s Questions of the Day and I’m excited to share them with you!
If you haven’t read my original post about my school district’s distance learning plan for grades K-2, head over there now to get the scoop! We used Seesaw as our platform for distance learning and the kindergarten teachers used these Questions of the Day to take attendance.
Look through this post to get an idea of what the Questions of the Day are all about, then get 7 weeks’ worth for FREE! The best part is, you can add them to your Seesaw activity library and use them exactly as they are, or you can edit the text and instructions to fit your needs. So if your class is learning different sight words, you can change them in the sight word hunt. Or you can make the story problem easier or more difficult for your students. It’s super easy! Watch this video tutorial to see how it’s done.
Day 1: Addition Number Story
Ok, truth be told, I don’t really know what to call this kind of number story. I’m calling it addition, though technically, it could also be considered multiplication. Anyways, students have to determine how many legs 2 octopuses would have by drawing a picture and writing the number sentence.
Day 2: Find the Hidden Sight Words
Students move the green box around to find the sight words hiding in the picture. They also use the microphone to record themselves reading the sight words. I love this one as a quick check to see who’s practicing their words at home!
Day 3: Making Inferences
Students make inferences about the picture using the prompts, “I see…” and “I think…. because…..” They can either type the words in the box, write them with the pen tool, or record their voices using the microphone. In this picture, maybe they infer that the girls are sisters because they look so much alike. Or that they’re digging for sea shells or making a sand castle. It’s so fun to see what they think of!
Day 4: Unscramble the Sentence
First of all, I am in LOVE with this picture! It is so. stinkin. cute. Anyways, students will move the words around to put the sentence in order. If they get stuck, the second page has a recording of me reading the sentence that they can listen to. I encourage them not to, but it’s nice to have that extra support for those who need it.
Day 5: Build with Pattern Blocks
An easy activity for what I like to call Fun Friday – it’s the end of the week, kids are tired out and tuned out (at least in the classroom they were), so out of habit, I still try to plan open-ended, engaging activities to help them make it through the day. All they have to do for this Question of the Day is move the pattern blocks around to make an ocean animal. Can’t wait to see what they come up with!
Like what you see? You can get these Seesaw activities +30 more right here!
Just click on the image below to request your FREE download, which contains links to each of the activities. Then check out the next set – it’s available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store and, since it’s a growing bundle, you can get it for super low price!