S.M.A.R.T. Newsletter - Dec. '18
Alligator Crawls are an activity we want you to keep in your S.M.A.R.T. Space every single day for the entire school year. As a result this activity can become something your students get tired of doing. So then, it is important to keep your creative ideas flowing when it comes to adding some fun to the Alligator Crawl.
If you have two spots for the Alligator Crawl (a S.M.A.R.T. design we highly recommend!) or if you use a clear vinyl carpet runner, you could try this fun idea. Just pick up the runner, roll out some gift-wrap underneath, and replace the runner. Voila, no sweat, you are done! In the photo below you see we like to use a line of tape down the middle of the runner (also secured on the underside). Students can slap the line as they crawl, and they will absolutely enjoy the colorful new view.
Time Saving Tips
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song goes. We’re not certain about that, but we are sure it is busiest time of year! So busy, in fact, that we know you ARE too busy to create new items for the S.M.A.R.T. course. Still we this is a time when some fun little additions can be made to the program which keep things fresh and exciting for your students. Here are two creative ways to change up your Hopscotch that only take a few minutes of your seriously limited time.
Or, you can download this printable version of snowflake Hopscotch we have created for you. Print, cut, and laminate them, then apply the Velcro and arrange. We know your students will love this easy and time saving twist on the Hopscotch!
S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K CORE guide pages 42-43
S.M.A.R.T. Curriculum Guide pages 61