July 22, 2015

Giggles, Glitter, & All Things Kinder: Back to School Fun with Happy Little Kindergarten!










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Usually I can trust that Staples will be the first retailer advertising the dreaded 'Back-to-School' sales, but this year I was actually getting catalogs in JUNE for back-to-school sales... JUNE PEOPLE! I love back-to-school, but I usually given myself a few weeks of summer r&r before starting my shopping. This year, I'm trying out some new back-to-school centers to help with letter identification and number recognition. Here are a few of my favorite centers from my new Back-to-School Bundle!




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In this center, students use tweezers to match numbers and their quantities. They pick up seeds with their tweezers and place the same number of seeds as the number on the watermelon. I use this with my guided math groups for fast finishers as well as my RTI groups. 
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July 16, 2015

Camp Kindergarten: Ocean Week!



This week in my summer camp, my class discussed the ocean (for additional ocean resources click HERE). Camp Google was a very valuable resource for the students. We completed an experiment on echolocation by discussing how dolphins see underwater. The Camp Google website explains how to do this, but I added the directions below as well!



Echolocation Experiment


Materials: Paper towel rolls, tin pan, tape.

Students demonstrate echolocation by whispering into a paper towel roll that is pointed toward the tin. A partner points the other paper towel toward the tin and places his/her ear on the roll. Students take turns. You can use wrapping paper rolls as well!

My class LOVED this experiment. We even turned it into a literacy center by placing sight word cards at the center. One partner spelled a word while the other listened and tried to name the sight word.


Camp Google

 Visit Camp Google


Whether you are teaching over the summer or if you have little ones at home, this new website created by Google is  amazing! The perfect resource to find interesting activities to do over the summer. New activities are uploaded weekly and follow several themes. I used Camp Google this week during my summer camp. Check it out!


Sight Word Fishing Game

 Sight Word Fishing
This is easily a favorite in my classroom! Students simply pull fish using a magnetic fishing rod and read the sight words. If they can read the word on the card they can keep the fish! Download it HERE

Other Camp Ideas!


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 Camp Kindergarten

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July 6, 2015

Camp Kindergarten: 8 Camp-Themed Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

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I'm working a summer reading and math camp and I wanted to set up some fun camp-themed activities! I haven't gotten to all of the centers yet, but I thought I'd showcase just a few!

S'more Fun: Vowel Sorting Activity

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So far my kinders LOVE this center. I printed 2 sheets of the marshmallows on card stock then laminated them. I used sticks and a hot glue gun to attach them to both sides of the stick.

To make the vowel fire outs:






Camping & Rolling: Sight Word Activity

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Camping Spelling & Writing Center: Building Words 

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Sight Word Fishing Game



Download Camp Kindergarten Packet in my TPT Store by Clicking HERE!

 
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