Friday, November 30, 2012

5 Senses Potato Head and We Can Do It! freebie

Today we wrapped up our 5 Senses unit by doing this review page:
5 Senses Potato Head download and 5 Senses student booklets for Kindergarten
Students had to cut & paste the body parts onto the correct spaces.
It is part of the My Five Senses booklet we have been working on this month.
5 Senses Potato Head download and 5 Senses student booklets for Kindergarten
You can find the whole book {here}.
Some pages from my class's booklets:
5 Senses Potato Head download and 5 Senses student booklets for Kindergarten

5 Senses Potato Head download and 5 Senses student booklets for Kindergarten

5 Senses Potato Head download and 5 Senses student booklets for Kindergarten

5 Senses Potato Head download and 5 Senses student booklets for Kindergarten

5 Senses Potato Head download and 5 Senses student booklets for Kindergarten

5 Senses Potato Head download and 5 Senses student booklets for Kindergarten
see the taste buds? :)

We also made a class book based on Eric Carle's book From Head To Toe:
FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

It is a great book and activity to introduce verbs...it is filled with action words!

Here are some of the pages from my class's booklet:
FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
 love the pom poms!
FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

 Check out  TBA for more great freebies!
{here}

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mystery Bags and 5 Senses freebie

Today we wrapped up our Mystery Bags activity.
Mystery Bags letter sounds whole class activity for Kindergarten
Check out the activity {here} and {here}.

My last student to present starts with letter 'S'.
I am still in amazement over the students' guesses of what could be in her bag!
Mystery Bags letter sounds whole class activity for Kindergarten
Here are some of their great guesses:
snake
sunset
sandcastle
skunk
sap
stump
Sleeping Beauty
sippy cup
skates
spaceman
snack
swimming pool
sin
sock
Oh my word, too cute! :)
Here is what was in the bag:
Mystery Bags letter sounds whole class activity for Kindergarten
Strawberry Shortcake
Now that the activity is over, I have assembled all of the pages into a class book.
Here are some pages from it:
Mystery Bags letter sounds whole class activity for Kindergarten

Mystery Bags letter sounds whole class activity for Kindergarten

Mystery Bags letter sounds whole class activity for Kindergarten

Mystery Bags letter sounds whole class activity for Kindergarten
It is a class favorite!
The Mystery Bag book can be found {here}.
Mystery Bags letter sounds whole class activity for Kindergarten
I also wanted to share a book I made that goes with the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle.
FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
FREE class book to go with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
You can find it free at my TPT store {here}.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hello My Name Is...

We have been having so much fun with these 'Hello My Name Is' activities in class!
Hello My Name Is... activities to practice the alphabet, number recognition, and sight words.
Hello My Name Is... activities to practice the alphabet, number recognition, and sight words.
Students wear the Hello My Name Is tag, and all through the day {or however long you want to do the activity} the other students must call them by the name on their nametag- a FUN way to incorporate some extra practice with various skills!
Above is "Mr. W"
Hello My Name Is... activities to practice the alphabet, number recognition, and sight words.
{Mr. Y and Miss Z}

We did this activity to practice letter names {both uppercase & lowercase}
Hello My Name Is... activities to practice the alphabet, number recognition, and sight words.
{Mr. And, Mr. To, and Mr. The}

...and sight words
Hello My Name Is... activities to practice the alphabet, number recognition, and sight words.
{Miss 6 and Miss 4}



I've made three Hello My Name Is activities
The sight word set can be found {here}
Hello My Name Is... activities to practice the alphabet, number recognition, and sight words.
The alphabet set can be found {here}
Hello My Name Is... activities to practice the alphabet, number recognition, and sight words.
The number set can be found {here}
Hello My Name Is... activities to practice the alphabet, number recognition, and sight words.

Monday, November 19, 2012

SMACKERS! Number Recognition Game

Today in Math, we played a fun game I've called Smackers.
Number recognition math game perfect for Kindergarten
This game was a fun way to practice number recognition!
I started by putting 3 students at each table.

Here are my students in their starting positions:
Number recognition math game perfect for Kindergarten
Hands are flat on the table in front of themselves.
Number recognition math game perfect for Kindergarten
The number cards are in random order on the table in front of them:
Number recognition math game perfect for Kindergarten
When I called out a number, students had to SMACK the number with their hands. The first one to smack the correct number got to keep the card. Play continued until all of the numbers were called. Then students counted how many cards they had in their pile to determine the 'winner'.
Number recognition math game perfect for Kindergarten

Number recognition math game perfect for Kindergarten

Number recognition math game perfect for Kindergarten
You can find the cards {here}.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Literacy Stations

Here are the latest literacy work stations my students have been working on:

BROWN BEAR WRITE-THE-ROOM
I posted cards of Brown Bear characters with letters on them all over the classroom.
Literacy centers for Kindergarten
Students have to find the cards, match up the letter with the picture, and record it onto their response page.
Literacy centers for Kindergarten

Literacy centers for Kindergarten
This FUN activity is from Jayme at Kinderbabies. You can get it {here} for free! (Thanks, Jayme!)
Literacy centers for Kindergarten

LISTENING CENTER
This week, the listening center is a little bit different. Which, of course, makes it special...and more fun! 
Students are engaged in an online storytime, at Barnes & Noble's website.
Literacy centers for Kindergarten
This round, they are listening to Pinkalicious, which is a perfect book to go along with all of the color learning we've done in Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

You can find the online storytime {here}. LOTS of great books are included- check it out!

LETTER MAZES
I've mentioned this activity before {here}, but it is worth repeating!
Literacy centers for Kindergarten
Such detailed and FUN practice with letter recognition!
Students highlight the uppercase & lowercase letter from beginning to end.
Literacy centers for Kindergarten
These a'mazing' mazes :) are from Education.com {here}.

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 back to school in September
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