Weekly Plans - Week 38 (June 10-14)

The final countdown has begun...only 3 more weeks left!
This upcoming week we will be having our Growing Celebration! We can't wait to celebrate all of the wonderful learning that happened this year!
You will notice over the next few weeks that our centres are winding down. We are starting to do end of year cleaning of our materials and finishing off any inquiries.

Here's a look at our centres this week:

Can you create a marble run using pipes?
(These pipes were donated by a parent last year. We have used them in so many places including our sensory bin!)

Spin and write the CVC word!

Can you retell the story Stick and Stone?

Make the picture symmetrical using the Mira!

You can find the above templates in my Symmetry in Kindergarten pack.
Read all about how we introduced students to this math unit from my blog post last week.

Here's a picture of our Digraphs Sort at our Pocket Chart Centre (because I forgot to take a pic last week!).

At our Science and Discovery Centre, we set out some books on insects!
We've been finding quite a few insects out and about now that the summer-like weather is upon us and students have many wonders about them!

At our Games Centre this week we set out this Mini Motor Math Activity Set (from Quality Classrooms) for two people to play (similar to "Race to the Top" but using fun cars!).

At our Light Table, we set out these small plastic tiles from Quality Classrooms.
Students are invited to create a mosaic picture using them!
Download the mosaic art poster for FREE by clicking the picture below.


In our fine motor small group, students can use the hole punch to punch out the dots.
These hole punchers are my favourite! Super easy to grip and use. 

We added these Mini Sumblox Starter Set from Quality Classrooms to our Math Centre. I paired them with 10-frame cards (which you can download similar ones for FREE HERE).

In math our focus is estimating. I'm using these Google Slides to introduce and teach this concept, along with jars of loose parts to estimate amounts!


We will be playing these fun number games in our math small groups this week as a great review!
Roll It! Stack It! (various templates included)

Hear It! Write It!

You can find the above math games (and sooooo much more!) in my 

We are also working with students who need more practice with letter identification/sounds by having them create their own mini alphabet folding booklets!


Here are my weekly plans if you'd like to download!


If you would like the editable version to modify this for your own class click HERE.  
The original blank PowerPoint file has been uploaded onto Google Slides but the formatting has changed.

Weekly Plans - Week 37 (June 3-7)

Happy June!
This is our last month of school - and let me tell you, it's going to be a busy one!

Here's a look at our centres this week:

Can you design a bee at the Playdough Centre?

Can you fix the CVC word? Which letter is missing?

In our Sensory Bin, we filled it with water and these Really Big Buttons from Roylco.
You can find the buttons from Quality Classrooms.
We added ladles and strainers, along with these colourful bowls, for students to make "Button Soup".

In our fine motor small group mini lesson this week, students drew different lines on scrap paper and will be cutting them using scissors.

What does your dad look like? We are getting ready for Father's Day!

Last week we learned all about probability!
We set up this Flip a Coin activity at one table for students to explore the concept even more.


At our Science and Discovery Centre, we are continuing to observe our flowers grow.
We planted them last week!

Here's a fun spatial awareness centre...use these 1" cubes to build a structure on the grid!
We set this up with Rebecca Moore's (Moore to Love In Kinder) free picture cards!


At our Pocket Chart Centre, we will be focusing on digraphs and have students sort the cards (sorry - forgot to take a picture but it looks like this):


Our focus in math this week is on symmetry!
This is a fun unit - lots of hands-on activities and centres to practice!

Students can use the pattern blocks to create the symmetrical half of the picture.

Letters of the alphabet are folded in half and students have to guess what the letter is before opening it up.

This game can played with a partner - make a design on a grid and your partner has to copy it.
Or use the templates and copy them!

Explore symmetry using a folded paper and hole puncher!

You can find everything above, and lots more including 1 full week of lesson plans, in my 

Here are my weekly plans if you'd like to download!


If you would like the editable version to modify this for your own class click HERE.  
The original blank PowerPoint file has been uploaded onto Google Slides but the formatting has changed.

Weekly Plans - Week 36 (May 27-31)

It's the end of May already!
You can see by my weekly plans how busy this time of year gets as we start planning our fun Kindergarten Growing Celebration next month and begin to wrap up our year together.

Last week we learned about Mother Mary and worked on a directed drawing of her.
Look how beautiful these came out!



Here's a look at our centres this week:

Can you create a flower using loose parts?
Download this flower poster for FREE below!



Let's play "Fivezies". Roll all 5 of your die. Collect one number. Keep rolling until all 5 die have the same number. Who can do that first?


Build a CVC word using letter tiles.
You can find these CVC cards as a FREE download in my TpT store.


Can you follow the line using loose parts on the Tuff Tray?

Let's play Dominoes at the Light Table!

Our game this week is called "Battle Rubik's Cube".

Retelling the story Jump, Frog, Jump at the Felt Board.

Our students helped to set up a Flower Shop at the Dramatic Play Centre.
Find everything you need to set this up by clicking the picture below.


We set out ocean animals in our Sensory Bin.

We will be exploring seeds and starting to plant at our Science and Discovery Table.

Our students set up our Small World Play area this week using roads and cars.

In our small group mini lessons, students needing work on letter/sound identification will be playing Roll-and-Read -> roll the die, say the corresponding letter name and sound it makes.

If anyone is working on kindergarten report cards (Communication of Learning) in the next few weeks, I updated my HUGE pack to include additional end of year report card samples by request!
If you already own my Kindergarten Guide, be sure to re-download to get these included!


In math we will be focusing on probability for the next couple of weeks.
We will be playing Flip a Coin in small groups.

As we learn new probability words we will be sorting cards under the correct headers.

We will also be completing this reader all about probability!

You can watch the video for the corresponding book that I wrote here:

Find everything you need to teach probability by clicking below!

Here are my weekly plans if you'd like to download!


If you would like the editable version to modify this for your own class click HERE.  
The original blank PowerPoint file has been uploaded onto Google Slides but the formatting has changed.