Sunday, December 9, 2012

Leap and Twirl Gingerbread Girl!

This week in Room A-1 we're going to try and catch that Gingerbread Girl!  I love the story of the
Gingerbread Girl!  She's an independent little cookie who knows how to handle that fox! 
What a great story!
We're going to do a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the Gingerbread Man and the Gingerbread Girl!
  Gingerbread Venn Diagram
Here's the Venn diagram that I'm going to use with my kiddies!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gingerbread Folks Invade A-1!

We're starting our Gingerbread Folks Unit this week!  We'll be doing Gingerbread stories, Gingerbread mini-books and Gingerbread Centers!  Our Gingerbread Unit contains word work, rhyming activities, work with syllables and other phonemic awareness activities as well as stories and center activities.

Today in A-1 we created an anchor chart to tell about -at chunk and the -at word family.
From there we moved into Center activities to practice the word work and trace and write the -at chunk words. 

Here's a glimpse of my Center Activities for this week!  Enjoy! 

Week of December 10th, 2012

Writing Table      123Math      Cut and Paste         December Calendar   Dot to Dot

Puzzles         -at Word Wheel     Number Writing     Color By Words     Computers


Activities & Objectives for Centers:

  • Writing Table: at word family trace and write
  • Color by Words: Sts color by picture codes to identify color words and color a hat in a hidden picture
  • December Calendar
  • Dot to Dot: Gingerbread Man, front to back, 2 dot to dots
  • Word Wheel: at family cat word wheel
  • Number Writing: Tricky Teens Gingerbread Number Writing
  • Puzzles: animal easy puzzles, knobbed puzzles, oversized & regular puzzles, (Fine Motor, Problem Solving, & co-op play.)
  • 123 Math Investigations: Math Story Books, Math Number Puzzles, Math Investigations Manipulatives and Games
  • Cut and Paste: Ending Sounds
  • Computers: Sts work on computers to practice literacy skills on or, Kids Math (Literacy & Science Skills, Sorting, Classification, Problem Solving, Mouse Practice)
Read Alouds: Gingerbread Man Stories

Word Family Phonemic Sound Chunk: -at Chunk


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Kimmie's Cooking in Kindergarten!

This week, we read the story, "Stone Soup" and talked all about the story and the idea of sharing!  All the boys and girls brought in a something to share and we put it all in the crockpot and made the most delicious veggie soup ever!  Even the most finicky eaters liked it!  We also made homemade butter to spread on bread so that we could eat it with our soup!  The kiddies had a little taste of how much work it takes to create butter from whipping cream!  Their arms were so tired from all the shaking!  It was delicious!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Adventure!

It's time to explore blogging!  Watch for upcoming posts all about our Kindergarten world in Room A-1!