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.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}

LISTENING CENTER
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
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!
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}

Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Students listened to the story, then filled in this listening center story response page from Mrs. Jump.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SPELLING
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti 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
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Students took turns picking a meatball from the pan using tongs.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
The meatballs have some of our sight words printed on them.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
They ALL took some spaghetti (yellow yarn) to form the word.

Notice the word is in the picture above?
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
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
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
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.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
They copied down a list of foods that they would buy at the grocery store.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
You can download my food pictures and grocery list page below:


LETTER TILES: FOOD WORDS
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
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.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
These word tile cards are from Making Learning Fun.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Then they copied the words onto a Garden Worksheet.
You can download a copy of my garden work page below:
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
SIGHT WORD BOOK: FOODS I LIKE
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
This word book introduces the word and.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
We added the word and to our High Five chart.
The High Five chart can be found {here}
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Foods I Like can be found at Hubbard's Cupboard.

UPDATE: I have created bundles of month-long literacy centers, to make things easy for Kindergarten teachers!
The packs include literacy activities in these 5 areas of learning:
1)Writing 2)Listening to reading 3) Word work (sight words) 
4) Phonics/alphabet 5) Phonemic awareness
The packs are laid out, week by week, for the entire month. They include 5 stations for students to rotate through per week, with all of the components you’ll need for each activity.
Assessment tools are included to help keep learning on track and to keep your students accountable.
Learning is spiraled throughout the month, to help students build on their prior learning. 
Check out the first pack in the series {here}
20 Kindergarten Literacy Centers for September

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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