My students loved the Power Pix cards. We would start out with 3-4 every Monday and our goal was to have them mastered an on the wall by that Friday. We practiced them several times each day. I gave explicit instructions for each card on how to do the gesture and what the correct response was. I tried to always pick cards that went along with what we were studying that week. I bet you're wondering just where you get these cards, aren't you? No, you do not have to make them yourself! Someone has already done that for you! You simply need to download, choose the ones you want, and print. You can make your own if you want, though. Say there are some vocabulary words you'd like to teach- make some cards for them! You know this is a Common Core aligned activity, right? First grade language standards 1.4 and 1.5 cover you! Download your grade level's math and ELA Power Pix from the WBT website, under the tab "Free Ebooks". Before access these downloads, you'll have to create a free account. You can see my Power Pix wall below.
|1st Grade Power Pix Wall|
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