Next year I'll working more closely with kindergarten since I will be changing my job. That's right folks! You'll now be getting more "snippets" about reading for k-3. I'll be teaching reading to the k-3 students in my school who need a little extra TLC. I'm SOOO excited. The best part is I get to have more time with my own little boys at home. This will be part time! I get to be a mommy and a teacher. When I'm working full time, it feels like my students get all of my patience attention and then there isn't much left when I get home. My youngest is 1 1/2 and I realized that he will be ready for school before I know it. I need to treasure these years!
Anyway...on to the kinder centers . Critiques are welcome!
It looks a lot like my first grade centers, but much more basic. I can also make a menu with only 3 rows so it's not as overwhelming. What do you think?
Read and Sequence has few words and lots of pictures!
Read, Visualize, Draw is very basic with more picture clues.
There are 2 choices for Read, THink, Match and each of those has two levels. One level using only a few sight words and then the word that would match the picture. The other level has a second sentence or a longer first sentence.
Rebuild a poem has sight words, picture clues and sound out words. I made sentence strips to help.
Spring Blends: Look at the picture on the bee and sort based on the beginning blend. The worksheet asks them only to write the blend, not the word.
Is it e?: This center has picture cards with the vowel missing. They need to decide if the vowel is e or not. You can choose how many picture cards are appropriate for your class. I made 9 with e and 9 without.
Sunshine Words: Match the sunshine parts to make a word. I made a bunch so you could choose. Using all of them would be overwhelming, but you could just choose three endings (like -at, -an, -ap) and then more beginnings.
Real or not: students sound out the words on the frogs and decide if they are real or not.
Word Race: Roll the sight word cube. Write the word (or color it in, depending on which sheet you choose). The word that fills up the boxes first wins. Students can keep rolling until their boards are full.
BE an Author: I made two versions of this. Both have the same pictures, but one has the words "I like to..." and the student will fill in the rest. The other has no words.
Spin and Write: Spin the spinner on the picture board. Write a sentence (or words) about that picture.
Match a Sentence: Read first part of sentence and match it to the ending. I tried to use very basic sight words and sound out words only. PIcture clues will also help.
Flip a sentence: Make a flip book. Students will mix and match to make sentences. I used sight words, picture clues, and sound out words.
Sentence Scrambler: 4 basic sentences
Build a sentence (only three words in the sentence/ with picture clues)
WOuld love to give one away for free too!