Hat’s Off to Snowman – CVC Word Match – I used just the blend set this time. My kids have gotten a lot of practice with three letter CVC words, I thought I would challenge them a bit with 4 letter words! They rose to the challenge. (I attached the hats with velcro – there are 5 pairs in a baggie.)
This is my Snowflakes in a Jar – Ending sounds sort. The children sort the snowflakes by their ending sounds – it was a bit tricky for them since they are SO used to listening for the ending sounds. I will definitely be creating a Valentine version of this game!
I do a roll-a-sight-word center every round. The kids always know what to expect from this center. These dice are pretty awesome too – I got them at our local teacher store – I think there were math activities for them – but I love them for this center. I keep a table on my computer (word doc) and just program the new words, print, and insert them in the vinyl pockets. So much faster than making wooden dice – and they are big and SOFT!! (NO NOISE!)
I love this center! There are 2,3,and 4 letter words in the Kindergarten kit, and up to 6 letter words in the first grade kit. I started off with 3 baggies with 4 words in each (organized by the number of letters). I mounted each card to scrapbook paper and printed the coordinating letters on the back of the same scrapbook paper for easier organization! I used velcro dots to attach the letters to the cards. No lost letters yet! The kids love re-scrambling the letters for the next child too – they always try to make it really tricky!!
This is a syllable center that I got from Brooke Perry over at Primary Perspectives. If you haven’t seen her blog yet, you should definitely check it out! I made the response sheet to go with it. Thanks Brooke!
I also have a listening center each week. For this round, the children are listening to this sweet book called Pip & Squeak. The response sheet focuses on character and setting. You can download the response sheet here!
This is another center that I found at Primary Perspectives. It was one that I planned on making, but she beat me to it. It involved rhyming discrimination. There are 3 cards in a baggie, and the children have to decide which word doesn’t rhyme.
I also have a letter/sound sort each week. The clipart comes from a Carson Dellosa A-Z clip art book/cd. It’s really a great resource to have – tons of clip art!
Those are my centers for the next 2 weeks! If you have any questions, let me know!
On a side note – we had cupcakes for a child’s birthday today. Cupcakes with BLUE frosting. Picture that in your mind….. 16 kinders with blue frosting all over their sweet little faces….
PS – It’s Friday tomorrow!!