Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sizzling Summer Tip # 9

Got Water?

How many of you have a water....or a caffinated pop...during the school day sitting on your desk or in your hand when you are thirsty? 

This year I will encourage my students to bring in a bottled water to help stay hydrated.  Instead of leaving the classroom to get a drink of water during classroom time, I will have my students get a drink from his/her special water bottle.

The "coolest" thing about the water bottles is that I will have fun and educational labels on the bottle for the students to read and recite.  Some of the concepts I will have on the water bottles are letter recognition, number recognition, rhyming words, shapes, patterns, addition, subtraction, sight words, sight word phrases, etc.  

Click  {right here} for the water bottle word template!  I tried to put the document into word so you could adjust to fit the needs in your classroom.  I will also write the students name on the bottle with a sharpie!

Leave a comment if you think this is "COOL" or you have another refreshing idea to share!

Summer Rocks,
Amber

7 comments:

  1. I've asked my kiddos to bring water only for the past few years (instead of juice or kool aid at snack) and I let them keep it at their seat all day. I have LOVED it!! No hyperness from sugar and they stay hydrated. Thanks for the labels!
    Vickie
    Mrs. Plant's Press

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  2. This is a great idea!!! I have heard of kids bringing in the stainless steel reusable water bottles....if you want to go more "green". I love the labels!!

    Tammy
    1...2...3...Teach With Me

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  3. I was lucky enough last year to have a parent who always sent in those little water bottles when it was their snack day so it kept us in water all year long. I love the labels. Thanks for sharing.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

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  4. I have always encouraged water in the classroom. Teaching Kinders at tables meant a shoe rack (cloth type)needed to be used to store the bottles. If I have labels, I wonder if they can stay at their seats now....Thanks for the product
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  5. love the idea!

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  6. Thank you for your supportive comments on my blog. It really meant a lot to me...

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  7. Having labels that tie in with what they are learning is just genius! :) I may have to try that this year.

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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