Sunday, June 02, 2013

Farm Fun - Part 2 with a FREEBIE!

Horray!  June is here!  That means only a few more weeks left of school and summer is close by....which I can't wait for!  I have lots of things packed into this summer.  Is there anyone else going to the I Teach K! Conference in Las Vegas this July?  I'm going again.  Just loved it last summer and can't wait to see all of the talented and sweet blogger friends!
If you are going, be sure to follow my Facebook page so that you can find out about any meet-ups (which is in the works).
 
As we are moving into June and the last few weeks, we wrapped up our Farm unit by taking a trip to Round the Bend Farm and working on these centres:
 
At the pocket chart centre, the students read each sentence and matched the animal to the sound that they make.  This is from my All Year Long Pocket Chart fun pack.
 
One of the most popular centres in my class is the Write the Room centre.  I`ve blogged a lot about it in the past.  I put up these cute barns around the room and had students search for the farm words and record them on different worksheets.  This activity never gets old since the words change by theme all year.
You can find this activity here and here.
 
We have been doing a LOT of work on syllables this year.  I loved it when nearly all of my kinders could complete this activity with no help!
 
We`ve also been recently learning about blends and tried this activity during literacy centre time.
 
During the month of May our focus was on word families.  Here the students read the word and sorted them according to the word families.
 
My kinders are getting really good at listening for the middle vowel in words.  For this activity, the students had to cut/paste the pictures by listening for the middle vowel sound.
 
All of these activities can be found in my Down on the Farm unit. 
 
I uploaded the last activity "E-I-E-I-O" to Google docs as a freebie from my farm unit!
Just click on the picture below to get your copy.
Clipart by DJ Inkers.
 
This week we are getting ready for kindergarten graduation.  Do you do a big graduation at your school?  We go all out, with caps and gowns, a celebration, a power point presentation, a programme for parents outlining our celebration - complete with songs, speeches and, of course, diplomas!
And we wrap up our afternoon with yummy treats!
Graduation isn't for a couple more weeks but it's practice, practice, practice 'til then!
 
If you are looking for ideas on how to celebrate kindergarten graduation I'd love for you to check out this new unit Ann-Marie Parisi and I worked on.  It's packed with 4 different themes, literacy and math centres/printables, crafts, writing activities, diplomas/certificates and more!
Click here to see the unit.
 
We are doing the Reach for the Stars theme this year....be sure to check back in a couple of weeks for lots of pictures!
 
You can also follow me on Instagram @mrsalbanesesclass
 
 
It's on sale for the next few days in case you are still in school and are looking for fun things to wrap up your school year.
I'd love to hear all about what you do for Kindergarten graduation too!!!


1 comment:

  1. Your units look great as they always do! Hope you have a great graduation!

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