Saturday, May 05, 2012

Spaghetti & Meatball Spelling & More Literacy Work Stations...and Freebies!

Here is our latest round of Literacy Work Stations...all food-related,
 as May's theme is God's Gift of Food.


LISTENING CENTRE

The students listened to Today Is Monday by Eric Carle.

The book is great, and the song will get stuck in your head...good thing it's a fun one!



Students listened to the story, then filled in this listening centre story response page from Mrs. Jump.




SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SPELLING

The idea of spaghetti spelling came from Tunstall Times. Since I don't have a spelling list in Kindergarten, I tweaked the idea a little bit...and added some meatballs


Students took turns picking a meatball from the pan using tongs.


The meatballs have some of our sight words printed on them.


They ALL took some spaghetti (yellow yarn) to form the word.

Notice the word is in the picture above?


Then they printed the meatball's word onto this spaghetti spelling page.

You can get this Spaghetti Spelling page from Tunstall Times .





WRITE THE ROOM: GROCERY LISTS

Students took a grocery list page and clipboard and proceeded to hunt around the room for food words. I had them posted all over the classroom.


They copied down a list of foods that they would buy at the grocery store.


You can download my food pictures and grocery list page below:




LETTER TILES: FOOD WORDS

I had students choose five cards of foods that they would like to grow in their garden.

Using letter tiles, students made the food words on their cards.


These word tile cards are from Making Learning Fun.


Then they copied the words onto a Garden Worksheet.

You can download a copy of my garden work page below:




SIGHT WORD BOOK: FOODS I LIKE

This word book introduces the word and.


We added the word and to our High Five chart.

The High Five chart can be found {here}
sample:

 

Foods I Like can be found at Hubbard's Cupboard.

7 comments:

KinderKiddies said...

Wow, I absolutely love all your ideas/.…thanks for sharing..I sometimes have a hard time coming up with ideas for the kitchen center but my kids would def enjoy the spaghetti and meatballs activity.

Reagan Tunstall said...

Thanks for the shout out Anita! I am so glad you enjoyed the activity and your meatballs are TOO CUTE!

Jenny said...

I really love your ideas!!! These are really cute and I am sure that your students had a blast! Thanks for sharing.

Reagan Tunstall said...

Anita! I updated my post to include your adorable post too! LOVE those meatballs! Thanks again for sharing. Sorry I didn't include you in the first place. :(
Reagan

Mrs. Lirette said...

Love the meatball idea! :)

Mary
Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Anonymous said...

where did you find the picture for you meatballs? I love this idea and would love to use it in my classroom! I am not able to find such a good picture though.

Anita said...

I just hand-drew a page full on brown construction paper & photocopied as many as I needed. Then I glued the words on top and laminated them. If you look here you can find some that are already printed for free: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spaghetti-Spelling-245280 Your class will love it!

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