Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spin-A-Word Freebie & More Literacy Work Stations

The literacy work stations my students have been busy with this rotation are outlined below.
If you like them, there are several freebies included!
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!

GRAB & DAB
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
I put magnetic letters into a drawstring bag {that students could not see into}. They took turns reaching inside and drawing a letter. The letter was put on a magnetic board so that everyone in the group could see what it was.
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
Using bingo markers, students found the letter on their sheet and marked it with a dot. The activity continued until all the letters had been found & stamped.
This page could also be used as a magazine search, where students cut out letters from magazines and glue them onto the alphabet page.

SPIN-A-WORD
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
This activity was beyond fun!

I made a sheet of sight words and put it into a paper tray.
Students took turns spinning a top, then recording on a graph what word it landed on.
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!

Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
Play continued until one of the columns was filled in.

If you are interested in an alphabet version of this activity, click {here}!
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
SIGHT WORD BOOK
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
My sight word lesson format is described in this post.
This time, we worked on Hubbard's Cupboard sight word book called Seeds.
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
It introduces our new sight word, which we proceeded to put on our High-Five chart.
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
 The High Five chart set can be found {here}
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
sample:
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!

CVC SPELLING
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!

Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
I made this CVC, CCVC, CVCC set where students use letter tiles or magnetic letters to create words.

I had my students make the words on the CVC cards, then print the word onto their sheets.
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!

Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
They sounded out CVC words and sorted if the words were silly or real.
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
You can find the activities {here}


LISTENING CENTER
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
This round our listening center includes the story Arthur's Tooth.
Hands-on literacy centers for young learners& word work activities perfect for Kindergarten!
Students listened to the story, then filled in this listening center story response page from Mrs. Jump.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mother's Day Cookbook & All About My Mom Booklet Freebie!

Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!
For several years I made a Mother's Day Recipe Book as a Mother's Day gift.
Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!

Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!

Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!
the 'ingredients' were my students

I had each student tell me their favorite food that their mom makes, then dictate how she makes it. Their submission was accompanied with a picture of the child wearing a chef's hat as well as a brief bio.

Here are some of the entries from past years:
Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!

Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!

Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!
Cute? Yes.
Hilarious? Quite.
Time consuming? Oh.my.word.

As a separate activity, I had each student answer questions about their mom, and I filled in their answers.

Here is a sample:
Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!
This is actually the one my daughter made for me several years ago.
She was BANG ON with her answers (well, besides my height, lol)

Most students were not bang on.
In fact, I wonder if they've even met their mothers.
???

Apparently, most moms prefer to shop at: the grocery store.
Favorite thing to do: play with me, closely followed by nap.
Age of most moms: 16
TV show: Oprah

SO CUTE

Over the past couple of years, I nixed the cookbook and expanded on the questionnaire portion, turning it into a Mother's Day booklet.

These booklets are not nearly so labor-intensive, yet are totally adorable and provide a special glimpse of each Mom through their 5-year old's eyes!

Here are a few sample pages:
Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!

Mother's Day cookbook written by students & All About My Mom book freebie!

Want a FREE copy?

Click here for Canadian spelling {favourite, colour}
Click here for US spelling {favorite, color}

Hope someone out there can use it! Let me know if you do :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Two-in-One & Spring Math Center Freebie

I didn't get a chance to post my March or April math work stations...so here they all are.
A two-in-one post!
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

MARCH MATH CENTERS

BEAD PATTERNS
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
Using beads and string, students replicated the patterns that were shown on their pattern cards.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

HI HO! CHERRY-O GAME
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
A board game as a math center? Why not!
This game is great practice for counting forward /adding and for 'taking away'.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

COMPARING WEIGHT
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
Students used a scale and various-sized beads to compare weight and practice measurement.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

FILE FOLDER ACTIVITIES
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

ORDINAL NUMBERS
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
Students took turns clipping a clothespin onto a sticker. The rest of their group members named the ordinal number indicated. My previous post about this activity can be seen here
I made the activity last summer, after finding it here at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits.

APRIL MATH CENTERS

LINK N LEARN PATTERNS
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
Students used Link N Learn links to recreate patterns found on their pattern cards.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

SPRING ROLL THE DICE GAME
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
I made this flower roll-the-dice game for students to roll the die, then color in the amount of flowers indicated on the die. They were VERY competitive :)

Want a copy? Click here.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

FLOWER TIME
Students took a flower card and wrote down the time that was shown onto their time sheet.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
You can find this activity here.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
This time activity is shared @ Inspired by Kindergarten. It is just one small part of a fantastic FREE package of April activities...check it all out here

DOT-TO-DOTS
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
I found several free spring-themed dot-to-dot worksheets online.
Students had fun completing these & then coloring them in.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

PATTERN BLOCK SHAPE PICTURES
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
Students made pictures using shape pattern blocks, by matching the shapes to the pictures.
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

FILE FOLDER ACTIVITIES
Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!

Fun, hands-on math centers for Kindergarten!
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