The kids loved making these calendars for their parents for the New Year!!
We did an art project for each month. If you look below I have each month and a few samples of kids work. At the bottom of this blog I have an example of the calendar and picture size.
I love this idea! I saw it on a web site and unfortunately I don't remember where. I call it Lunch Box Letters because I like the way it sounds. It is a station where the kids go and create word families. I love the idea of just putting the letters they need to create words. This makes this station more manageable for K's. I created a sheet for recording.
We learned an easy song that starts with the TH, SH, CH and WH sounds. This quick chant goes to the tune of Frosty the Snow. I had each child draw a picture of themselves on a hill. We then used a 2 liter bottle to make the snowflakes. I got the painting idea from Pinterest.You can click below to download the words.
I saw this oil drip pan on Pinterest and created a center for making words. I LOVE it!! The pan was only nine dollars at Walmart it is much bigger then it looks. I have had four kids at a time working at this center. It was so light that I stuck it to the wall with velcro.
This lesson came from the book Marvelous Minilessons by Lori Jamison Rog. I loved the idea of using your hand to plan out a story. The palm is the topic. Each finger is one detail and the thumb tells how you feel about your topic. For some of the K's it was tricky to fit the writing on one finger so they could use pictures instead. The main point of the lesson was to think of different details about the main topic. I modeled this lesson many times before I sent them off to do it do their own.
This is such an easy and great sight word game to teach your class. The children copy sight words onto their board game. I had a parent helper flip the cards and help the kids put the words in different spots. The group then plays the game like bingo, the first person to get three/four in a row wins. This game comes from Patricia Cunningham's book Phonics They Use. The word detective books comes from Kindergarten Works...I buy all of her stuff and LOVE them