The Little Engine That Could – Activity #1: “Staying on Track”
Activity #1: “Staying on Track”
This activity reinforces the idea of perseverance and encourages students to set individual goals.
- Train car templates (provided)
- Tag board
- White pencil crayon
- Stickers, sequins, sparkles, etc. to decorate train cars
- Black paper
- Strips of black paper for the railroad tracks
- Lead engine for bulletin board display (template provided)
- Print enough train car templates onto tag board so there is enough for each student. Cut out each train car.
- Trace 2-inch circles onto the black construction paper with a white pencil crayon. There should be two circle tracers for each student.
Step by Step:
Step One: Brainstorm activities in the classroom or out on the playground that might require the class to persevere – “Class Perseverance Goals”. Then, brainstorm activities in the classroom, out on the playground, or at home that require individual students to persevering – “Own Perseverance Goals”. Record ideas on chart paper.
Step Two: Provide each student with a train car cut-out and two circle tracers.
Step Three: Students complete and write the following sentence stem directly on their train cars: “I can _____”
Step Four: Students paint and decorate their train cars.
Step Five: Students cut out the circles from the black construction paper.
Step Six: Glue two circles on the bottom each train car to be the ‘wheels’.
Option: Student can chose an idea of something they are trying to learn to do and complete the frame on the provided worksheet: I think I can ________ and I won’t give up trying!
Teacher creates a display board titled, “Staying on Track.” Have the students’ train cars following behind. Create railroad tracks with thin strips of black construction paper.
Fun with Fin:
Cut out the provided Fin Conductor image and glue it to the lead engine on the bulletin board display. Fin is making sure that everyone stays on track!
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