We started learning colors and shapes this week using Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?
I didn't take pics of all of our pages for our color book, but here we are using a marshmallow to paint our frogs green...we mixed yellow and blue food coloring to sponge on the color...then the best part? We ATE it!!
We are in full swing building our rainbows...this positive reinforcement systems works GREAT for me...the kids love it!
My K helper...*yes our system gets us helpers for the first 2 weeks of K* (we don't have aides, but we are fortunate enough to have someone for 2 weeks) made this little chart to go with our rainbows...when a student completes their rainbow, they get to choose a coupon. The coupon goes in their little pocket. This is the only way I could come up with keeping up with who chose what and when they redeem it. Sometimes several students finish their rainbow at the same time so I needed a way to keep up with it. I had 5 students complete their rainbow on Friday and several more are very close!
We are working super hard to do our best work!
Aren't these adorable? We made these the first week after reading The Kissing Hand. You can find the patterns and directions for this little activity in my store HERE.
We made shapes with craft sticks. I had the students build them first after talking in depth about squares. Then they glued them to their paper.
We read Go Away Big Green Monster on green day and made this little cutie! It also went perfect with our shape study about circles.
I did this last year and had to do it again. Painting is just more fun when you use food!
My K helper made these "pick me" sticks...I always use these during whole group activities to change up ways to call on students.
We played in shaving cream to draw shapes during math!
In art center this week, we painted rainbows using Q-Tips...GREAT fine motor practice! Plus they are colorful and will look great hanging up!
I've had several questions as to how I start centers in my room so I hope I can get back with answers to that soon!