Oh my goodness y'all...this week was so much fun! (and a little exhausting!) My kinder kiddos are really starting to get in to our routine and finally settling in...
In the midst of continuing rules and procedures, we hit centers hard this week learning how to play our "roll and dot" games, "spinner games", and how to use bingo dotters.
I think our favorite game was the "Brown Bear Bowling" center...You can find this game in my Brown Bear Unit at TpT
Notice the mat...this made it easy for my kids to set up the pins once they knock them down...Hint...make the circles large enough so that if one pin falls over it won't knock them ALL over or else they will get "6" or "10" every time depending on how many pins you use.
Spin & Graph Brown Bear Colors
We practiced our sight words using this reader...I used this to teach my students how to use the word wall to find color words....they did so good! Of course, we read it too!
My student teacher read Elmer for Rainbow Day today and they made a big patchwork Elmer...we used this activity to name the shape and color.
This was our first pocket chart center
We celebrated Rainbow Day by Reading the poem Rainbow Hair and then we made our own "Rainbow Hair" to wear!! They LOVED it!
Close-up of the Rainbow Hair...
We used Interactive Writing to fill in the color words on the Rainbow Hair poem
We practiced pre-writing strokes using Rainbow Writing
Our last few Brown Bear projects for our texture book...
Torn paper rainbows...this is one of my favorite projects to do at the beginning of each year.
These go home in their K portfolios in May!
Every year on black day we read Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall...if you have never read it...It's a Must! We made a Miss Viola Swamp.
Then, we compared Miss Nelson's naughty class to Mrs. Lee's kind class...
Whew! Busy, busy!
But hey, it's a long weekend!
You can find many of the Brown Bear Activities shown above at my TpT store...if you want to know specifics...please ask!