Happy fall everyone! It’s Crystal here and I love to take this time of year to encourage students to have FUN writing! I know, handwriting might not be that exciting for most kids but if you have them write and draw things that they like it’s a great way to help develop fine motor skills. I made a special Transportation Mini Writing Center printable pack for you guys which, you can print here: Transportation Printable Pack PDF - Ellison
Whether your kids love vehicles or they are remembering a summer vacation this is a fun little unit to keep them busy!
First you’ll want to die-cut any shapes you want available for your class. Tell your students to think of a time they went on one of these vehicles (or point it to choosing a vehicle they’ve traveled in that year) and have them take that shape back to their desk to decorate it if desired. They’ll then want to actually start on page 2 of the worksheet pack and first trace the die they chose onto their graph to color later.
The students can then begin on page 1 of the packet which is a writing prompt for them to share what vehicle they were in, how it made them feel, and why. Make sure they glue or draw their vehicle in the space provided!
You can even have them draw pictures of themselves with their family (or whoever they traveled with) in or around their vehicle die cut.
The last page in the printable set, the Transportation Graph, requires a little more classroom interaction. You can either do this as a teacher-led discussion from the front of the class or you can have the students go around the classroom themselves asking 8 classmates to share which types of transportation they have been on, or been on this year. Discuss the results as a class.