Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Groundhog Day

Sunday is Groundhog Day!  We've been using activities from my "Hooray for Groundhog Day" pack for centers and reading/writing this week!

Who doesn't love a K-W-L chart?!  My kids came up with fantastic questions!  *There were a few randoms, but overall....great!

The mini-books full of groundhog facts were hits!  We were able to answer lots of our questions from this book!

Today, we started a new round of literacy centers and Math tubs.  This weather has our center rotation all jacked up!!!  Below are some pictures of the centers {both in action and upcoming!}.

ABC order is a great skill for young children to learn.  Although the use of phone books and dictionaries are almost by the wayside, I still feel ABC order is an important life skill {esp if kids want to be teachers-haha!}

Sentence scrambles are an essential for emergent readers.  My kids still struggle with this, so we will continue to practice it each week in literacy centers.

I am also a huge fan of the listening center.  Over the past 10 years, I've amassed quite a collection.  Some are books on cd and some are books on tape.  Each week, we have a listening center book.  I have enough different book sets for the year.  {Gasp}

You know me and my sight words!  Always important!  Each week we have one literacy center where sight words are practiced.  These are my Fry's First Grade Sight Word Stamps from my Sight Word Stampede set.

Every few weeks, we review telling time to the hour and half hour at our centers.  I made this simple card game for students to draw the analog clock hands with vis-a-vis markers.  They are going to love it!  *Tip: baby wipes work best to erase these.  I just picked some up tonight at Kroger! 

Fact family review is important for us right now because we learned them and then had tons of snow days and delays!

Number patterns are so darn tricky!  I have been including a number pattern center in my math tubs every week for the past several weeks.

Everything shown above is included in the pack below.  Check it out!  



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These activities look like fun! I really hope the groundhog does not see it's shadow! I am ready for Spring!!!!! :)

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