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Have you had your eye on one of these bad boys?
Here are a few things that I have done for my classroom using my Silhouette Cameo:
I use my Cameo to cut vinyl, letters for bulletin boards, student manipulatives, decorations, and so on! I love that I can go to the Silhouette store and ONLY purchase the cut out that I need. If I need a spider for a spider graph, I can go and purchase ONE spider (usually for 99 cents or less) and not purchase an expensive cartridge! AND I can do it at ANY time – if I feel inspired to make something at midnight, I can go to the online store and buy what I need!!
And do you love FONTS?! With the Cameo and Portrait, you can use ANY font that you have installed on your computer!! How awesome is that?!
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I have so many things in my life to be thankful for – not just today, but every day.
Including YOU – my wonderful, amazing readers.
You inspire me every to keep creating, improve my teaching, and strive to do my best every day.
for taking the time to visit my blog, support my endeavors, leaving comments, and just being great.
Have an amazing Thanksgiving filled with great food, family and friends. (and don’t be afraid to pull out your Thanksgiving pants ala Joey Tribbiani)
Sorry, friends! I’m a little behind on my centers post! Too much going on and not enough time to do it! (Isn’t that the story of our lives?!)
So, here goes – centers for last week and this week:
Most of my kiddos are pretty secure in counting by 10s, so this was a great assessment for me…just to make sure! They simply cut out the numbers and glued them on the paper strip in sequential order. When they finished they could color them in a pattern (which they totally ROCK at because of our daily calendar book!)
At this center, the kids roll 2 dice, count up the dots and dob the correct number.
Here, they are measuring with non-standard units. They use both unifix cubes and linking clips.
Here we are counting the pies in the oven!
At this center, the children count how many of each item are on the table and then graph their results.
This is a write the room center. I have sight words hung up around the room, and they have to find them and put them in the correct spot on their paper.
This one is from Cara Caroll’s Thanksgiving Pack. I made the cards into a flipchart for my IWB. I wish I would have taken a picture of it for you! If you have an IWB, and know how to use it (this is key!) you can turn any of my centers (or anyone else’s) into flipcharts for a center! (Hint: I import the PDF and then I use the camera tool to take a snapshot!) *Just be sure you don’t share those flipcharts because that would be a copyright violation. :)*
This center is also from Cara. The children write the beginning and ending sounds with dry erase markers (or you could use letter tiles) and then transfer it to their recording sheet.
At this center the children are rolling a dice and writing the short a word. This is good practice for them, and it allows me to see who really understands CVC words!
Spice up your dramatic play center with some meaningful learning activities that children can choose from during your free choice time! (Or use the activities during your literacy center rotations!)
Also check out:
Included in each packet are common core correlations, math and literacy games and activities, opportunities for writing, vocabulary cards, signs and so much more!
Here’s what teachers are saying:
Wonderful! Really makes my house center more of a learning center!
I can't wait to show how play is important too! Thank you!
Great activities to use the dramatic play center during literacy and math time!
Incorporated into my Work Stations. My students loved Set the Table! Principal walked in and I felt good that the children were actively engaged in a math activity while in the housekeeping station.
This is an amazing resource to have in a time where they are trying to rid exploration centers in kindergarten. Thank you so much for offering it.
Stop by and take a peek!!
This is something that is CONSTANTLY changing in my classroom. I really work off of the vibe of the kids and how well they are working in different subject areas. Some subjects may need a bit longer, and some a bit shorter.
Here is what my schedule looks like right now:
|8:05-8:15||Morning Jobs: exchange books, make lunch choice, sign in, get ready for calendar time|
|8:15-8:30||Morning songs (phonics songs right now), Daily Calendar. (We do SO many math skills during this time, it really does count towards my math block)|
|8:30-8:45||Daily News – this also included a lot of math and language skills. I base my Daily News on what I want the children to review.|
|8:45-9:00||Poetry, sight word, letter/sound sorts, word family activities – We do something different each day.|
|9:00-9:30||Reader’s Workshop – I use Kim Adsit’s (AMAZING) reader’s workshop lessons for this. It’s a life saver since I’ve never really done Reader’s Workshop in a format like this. (I’ll read with individuals and small groups during this time too)|
|9:30-10:00||Writer’s Workshop – I use a combination of my own lessons based on what the children need and Deedee Wills and Deanna Jump’s writing units for this.|
|10:00-10:30||Literacy Centers – here is another time I will pull small groups or individuals. This is also our Tier 2 Intervention time. We have our reading specialist and Title 1 paras pull our most at –risk kids during this time to work on skills.|
|10:30-11:00||This is kind of a squish space – some things take longer in the morning, some shorter. I will also use this time to read books and do activities related to our theme.|
|11:00-11:30||Recess - this time might be shorter or longer depending on the amount of layers we have on!|
|12-12:30||Rest – during this time I read a story or watch a Tumblebook, assess kids, pull kids for intervention, or pull small groups.|
|2:00-2:20||Science/Social Studies – we use parts of the FOSS curriculum and part that was written by our Kinergarten Science Committee for science and TCI for Social Studies.|
|2:20-2:50||Play Time – This is a really important time for social development. (and remember they ARE only 5!) I can really see how kids interact with one another, if they share, how they speak with one another. If I need to, I’ll also pull kids for intervention or assessment. It’s usually short, because I know their minds are on chilling out with their friends!|
|2:50||Clean up and get ready to go home|
I hope this helps! I am always struggling to fit things in. We are CONSTANTLY moving throughout the day. We take advantage of ALL minutes of the day!
Let me know if you have questions!
Did you hear about the historic election that took place today? It took place in our very own classroom. There were some intense opinions happening and it was a suspenseful race, but there was a clear cut winner.
Meet the candidates:
Oreo VS. Chocolate Chip
We conducted a taste test….
Stood in loooooonnnnggggggg lines to cast our votes…
And carefully analyzed the results…..
There were cheers of joy and tears of sorrow when the final results came in…
And the winner is…..
Voting in Kindergarten sure is fun!
You can snag the pages we used if you would like to do this in your classroom!
Planning ahead?? Here are some center ideas from last year…
All of these ideas and more came from my Let’s Talk Turkey pack.
Here are some of the other goodies that are included:
and there’s a ton more!
My blogging BFFs also have some great Thanksgiving Packs. Easily plan your month of November with these fantastic units!
and of course from me:
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have all of these units for your classroom? Here’s your chance! These lovely ladies have agreed to give away these units!!
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