Saturday, March 21, 2015

Five for (the day after) Friday

I'm linking up today with Doodle Bugs teaching for Five for Friday. I realize it's Saturday, but I started this on Friday, so we can just pretend. :) This week was filled with St. Patrick's Day themed activities in the reading room. It was a pretty fun week!

With one of my kindergarten groups, we are practicing CVC words simple sentences with basic sight words. Together, we practiced sounding out words by helping our leprechaun go over the rainbow. This was up on our white board. Students picked the letters they wanted and took turns coming up to make words and sound them out. 

Then, we used sentence strips to write a sentence together using the words we made.

Back at the reading table the next day, we practiced building more words. This time they had their own sentence strips to write their sentences. Those are math counters that I just wrote letters on. They sort of look like gold, right? ;)

These rainbow flip books were a big hit. My first graders used this book:

And my 2nd graders worked on this one:

(You can find this in my 1st and 2nd grade March literacy centers)

The first grade teacher at my school is using my March literacy centers with her class. She showed me this adorable sticker story that one of her students wrote. I love the stickers he used and the story that he created!

Here are are a couple phonemic awareness activities I worked on with my kinders. This first one is from my kindergarten March literacy center pack. They sorted words based on the vowel sound. 

We worked on this activity from my phonemic awareness activity pack. I found this fake gold and just had to use it! They used the gold to "push the sounds." For this card, we first segmented /h/ /a/ /t/. Then we took away the first piece of gold and figured out what was left over. 

Of course I had to have a little St. Patty's Day fun at home too. :) My boys woke up to this note:

Overall, a great week! Now I'm on spring break! :)  Hope you all had a great week, too!


  1. I love the note you left your cute!! It looks like you and your kinders had a great St. Patrick's filled week!

    Mind Sparks

    1. Thank you Katie! We did have a fun week. :)

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  3. Your little guy is adorable! I love the rainbow flip books. Such a cute idea!
    Always Kindergarten

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    1. Hi Melanie! I'd love to donate something!