Friday, February 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Activities

St. Patrick's Day Pre-K and K Activities

 I just finished updating my St. Patrick Day Activities. There are lots more activities! Here are some of the activities included:

Positional Word Book

Stamp the Shamrock

Ordinal Position Shamrock Coloring

Tear and Cover the Irish Shamrock Flag

Counting Gold Book. You can use stamps, stickers or have students color in the gold. 

Finish the patterns. 

Ordering the shamrocks from small to big. 

Counting Pennies. 

Say It, Build It, Write It ABC's

Or Stay It, Stamp It, Write It

You can grab this for 1/2 off for the first 24 hours. 

Here are some other activities you may be interested:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Core Vocabulary Procedures

When I attended the core vocabulary conference in the summer they talked about making labels around the room and making the individual pictures visible. So why not make our procedures also that way. 
As the year continues I am hoping to start labeling individual items (for example, light: turn on, turn off).
Until I get to that though I decided to make some small posters showing students what to do for arrival, cleaning up, putting on their schedule for center rotation, snack, and packing up. This could easily be done for other times of the day too, but these are the biggest transitions for my kiddos. 

All of the posters have been posted around the classroom. 

They have really helped and I love how it reinforces the core vocabulary words we have been learning. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Song Choice Board

Once my kiddos have been introduced to most of the songs we do regularly I let them start to request songs. However, my kids seem to pick the same three or four songs daily. To help them become more varied I have made a song choice board.
Why give them the choice? For my kiddos with limited language it encourages them to show/ verbalize what songs to do because they want a say. It also makes them a part of the classroom community and shows their voice does matter. 
They love being able to share what songs they want to dance too and by having a variety of songs to rotate through we don't get stuck in the rut of doing the same one or two. 
You can find this here:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Core Vocab Work Boxes Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I shared some core vocabulary work boxes and here are some more. You can check out part I here. 

So far my kiddos have been doing great with these and they have really been helping with reinforcing certain words. 

For positional words there is a mini book and students look at the picture and put the manipulative in the place that the book says (in, out, on, off).

For the Make students will need legos to make the lego building in the picture. 

He vs. She sort students will sort the pictures by girl vs. boy. 

Eat vs. Drink there are cards or you can look at the pictures or real items and sort by what they can eat or drink. 

Good vs. bad behavior sort students will look and decide if the child(ren) are making happy or sad choices. 

Students will sort the stars by same vs. different. 

This you can use large beads or small beads and pipe cleaners and students will put on or take off a certain amount of beads. 

How many? can be used two counting the gumballs or by counting pom poms in a small container and place the correct number on the container or in the book. 

Look! Does the object light up and is a good one to LOOK at or not?

Help! I can't open the box or change purse. Request help! This is great because the kiddos have to learn to take the initiative to ask for help.

Last, but not least turn. Students are given screws that they turn to put the other piece on and then put it in the all done tub. 

You can find all these tasks and the books that go with them here. 

Do you have any core vocab work box tasks you love or a task that couldn't easily be turned into a work box task? If so, I would love to hear about it!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Springtime Center Activities

I don't know about you, but I am longing for Spring. In preparation I revamped my Springtime Center Activities with more activities and all the center activities have a corresponding recording sheet now! 

Here are some of the activities included:
Draw a number and count it out.

Patterns (AB,ABB, ABC, AABB) There are pattern strips the students complete and cut and paste recording sheets.

Opposite Match Up. There is also a rhyming version similar to this.

Ten Frame Match Up. Students count out the ten frame and match to the number. Record on the recording sheet.

Before and After Numbers and ABC's. Draw a number or letter, write it in the middle and write the numbers or abc's that come before and after. 

Beginning Sound Match Up (also an upper and lower case option). 

Blending. Sound it, write it on the card and record. There is also a segmenting option. 

Odd or even numbers? Sort the numbers. 

Digraphs (ch,th, sh) match up and record. The digraphs are at the beginning or ending of the word. 

Sums to the Sun! Students will add and sort out the sums to 10 and record their answers. 

Count the Room. Place the cards around the room and students will count the butterflies, write the number and color the butterfly the same color as the butterfly on the card. 

Count and color or stamp. 

Fill in the missing numbers cut and paste. 

Last, but not least is roll a shape and graph. If you get wiggle, wiggle the kids get to stand up and wiggle like a worm!

The Springtime Center Activities will be 50% off for the next 24 hours. 

Have a great weekend!