Today I am sharing some pictures from our learning centers this week and last! Check out the monsters hard at work!
Froggy counting! I have a ton of these shape pads in my classroom. Guess what I will be doing this summer? Yep, making more of these centers.
This is a super easy and CHEAP math center. You program paper plates with numbers and the corresponding number of dots. Then you cut the plate apart like a puzzle. (You can also do this with uppercase and lowercase letters!) Um, CHEAP CENTER ALERT!
Dino-Mite addition puzzles. The monsters have gone gaga (I love Lady Gaga and am a little bitter her concert was cancelled. Now where can I wear my unicorn hat?! Geez.)
Compound word puzzles!
I love that she is working like this. Every center she works at is like this!
These common core aligned centers are available by clicking on these pictures. (PS Can I just say that I LOVE creating these resources and seeing them in use in my classroom...and I love when ya'll use them. Seriously, thank you for the amazing support! No really. Ya'll make me feel so amazing and loved and...oh my...there are no words...) However, the highlight of this process is when I start printing something at school and there is a mad dash (yeah, who needs safe walking feet!) to the printer to see the new centers. They are convinced that everything coming from the printer is a new center. And when they see my name on the copyright, well, I'm more famous than Hello Kitty. Nuff said.
We are preparing for a visit from our friend, Debbie Clement tomorrow. My monsters LOVE her song Tall Giraffe! So today we made torn paper TALL GIRAFFES! (They are poster board sized!) Can you say HUGE mess! But super fun and super cute!
This week we are not celebrating Dr. He Who Shall Not Be Named. We're celebrating fairy tales with the theme Once Upon A Time. Today was dressing like what you wanted to be when you grow up. I want to be a teacher so that's no fun. Well, a local high school drama club loaned us costumers so I am your knight in shining armor! (Sequins= over-sized glitter. Over-sized glitter= over-sized happy Mr. Greg. Glitter=Mr. Greg's armor!)
And finally, I have to share this. This just shows you how really crazy we are at the kindergarten smorgasboard!
So, I have a monster who we will call "Forrest Gump" who is sneaky sneaky sneaky. So I have my on this one. Today I noticed her going from her backpack to another cubbie. Many times. I questioned her and she insisted she wasn't bothering any backpacks. She finally pointed to the hallway door (you know, pointing, the language of kindergarten. Words optional.) I looked behind the door. And BAM here is today's discovery. Life is like a box of chocolates....except in kindergarten we chew that chocolate up and spit it out in the hallway. Yep people, that was my day.