So, I had so much fun introducing some great centers this week - pocket chart & ____ "the room." I left the ______ open because I plan to use it for writing, graphing, & reading.
I found a super fun pocket chart I made my 2nd year of teaching, rhyming poems about kinds of trees/leaves. The kiddos enjoyed matching the riddle & pictures. Along with a rhyming match game, the pocket chart center became "open" and the children loved practicing with it.
It went so well, I described that Graph the Room center was like "I Spy" & the kids were so excited to give it a shot! I randomly placed leaves around the room, of different colors, and the kiddos used clipboards & crayons to create an autumn leaf graph (the leaves were from The Dollar Tree). They thought it was so great:
I can't wait to see how excited they get to write the room, finding letters OR read the room, finding farm animals. I also have an exciting rhyming lesson, so maybe they'll rhyme the room in a few weeks too!
We learned all about fall, seasons, & a tree's life cycle - then we went on a leaf hunt. The children had to find a leaf, fill in it's color & size, then measure it - using unifix cubes, paperclips, & crayons.
Lots of fun things & all kinds of new learning going on...the kiddos are gaining so much independence & it's exciting to see their progress in 6 weeks - man it's flown by!
Miss Kristan King