Did any of you notice this?
I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday. Thank you so much for hosting this linky party!
This week we finished up our Color Weeks. I introduced our tens frames, and we used them a lot for black and white. We read Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews.
This book is such a great introduction for so many activities. We used the magnetic pom-poms and drew pictures around them on the white board. I did not have my camera. :( The children loved making spiders and adding 8 legs. Trucks were another favorite.
Heidi Songs has a great Tens Frame Flash Cards freebie at TPT.
KTP on TPT offers a great freebie for tens frame practice. This would be fun to use with Oreo cereal. (My first thought was mini oreos, but this may be less sugary.)
Here is the sample of my Kindergarten Math Common Core Prezi Bundle that includes the Base 10 CCSS activities. We used the tens frames quick images video and played a few games before lunchtime. Dreambox Learning has some great tens frames and mathrack activities. This link is on my Prezi right under the truck. Great site.
On a related note, I panicked more than a little when I left the cafeteria Thursday realizing that I had scheduled White Day on Pasta Day... but all was well. Phew!
We moved from Black Day to White Day but kept the dots theme. For White Day, we spent a lot of time on clouds. We read these books:
Eric Carle Prezi- where I have activities and links to 21 of Eric Carle's books. (I kind of love using Eric Carle's books. My kids know that already...)
We watched some of the videos on here about clouds.
My other focus has been NAMES NAMES NAMES- learning friends' names, recognizing their own names, and writing those names correctly!
Here are my favorite name books to use:
As you may remember, I sent home laminated names , a dry erase marker, and an eraser at the Kindergarten Picnic to practice. Well...
I tried. Anyway- job security. I told you I would let you know if it worked. Some of the children did say they practiced, but... They need help writing those names!
Most of my children can spell their names this year, which is great. A few need more practice than others, so I have magnetic letters in a bag with a magnetic name to practice on the whiteboard.
Today we read a little name poem, and on the back, the children cut apart the letters in their names from two colors of names I had printed ( I made four colors for each child.) and then made two AB pattern names.
We also made Chicka Chicka Boom Boom name trees.
It's still early- those names will come, I know it! :)