This is an oldie, but a goodie! I made this set of pumpkins about 5 years ago when I saw it in my friend Leslie’s classroom. I updated the response sheet this year though! The kids are doing great with this center!
This is another that I pulled out from the closet! There are numbers 1-10 written on the pumpkins. The kids use the tweezers to put the pumpkin erasers into the correct pumpkin cup. They then write the number on the pumpkin and fill in the ten frame. They are really enjoying this one!
At this game, the children roll the dice and put that many cubes on a pumpkin. When they’ve covered all of their pumpkins, they link all the towers together and spin the spinner to see who won! The longest tower or the shortest tower.
This is a center that I adapted from Kim Jordano. It’s hard to see in the picture on the left, but there are tiny die cut pumpkins with color words on them. The children search for the pumpkins, write the color word, and color the pumpkin the correct color.
We’re beginning to work with CVC words! The children matched the pictures to the words and then filled in the beginning and ending sounds on their paper.
This center is adapted from Julie Lee – the children pull a miniature from the box and write the beginning sound.
Each week, we listen to a story. The children then respond to the story in the Listening Center Journal. I got this idea from my friend Traci! The pages are just plain printer paper, and we add a label each week that tells what the children were looking or listening for. We have really been working hard on identifying the setting and characters and drawing and writing about them in our books.
This is our IWB center for the week. SUPER simple – nothing fancy! The words are mixed up underneath the pumpkin and the children put them in the correct order and read it. They LOVE working at the IWB!
Here is another idea for the IWB. We did this center last week. The children pulled the letters out of the pumpkin and put them in the correct order to build the sight word. The click on the mouse, and the word “magically” appears! They LOVED this one. Definitely one to do again!
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