Weekly Plans - Week 24 (Feb. 26-Mar. 1)

It's the last week of February (anyone else feel like this was the L-O-N-G-E-S-T month ever? LOL)!

Here's a recap of some activities/centres that we worked on last week...

After spending much time playing with tangrams, we created our own pictures!
Our students are so creative!








We also read Left, Right, Emma! and got a red dot on our right hand (similar to Emma in the story!) while we marched around the room practicing left and right.

You can find all of the above, along with 2-weeks of detailed lesson plans (and hands-on, follow-up activities/centres) in my Spatial Relationships in Kindergarten pack.

The students really loved the Plus Plus blocks (I found them on Amazon a few years back).

We started exploring how ramps work as we constructed various marble runs! We will be continuing with this activity this week at our Science and Discovery Centre.


I discovered the book Granny's Kitchen by Sade Smith last summer and loved it!
We read the story and then had a rich discussion about foods that our own families make.
Each student drew a picture and we added them to this large pot.
I love how we celebrate cultures and backgrounds - everyone is special!

We also learned about Viola Desmond and how she was treated unfairly. Because she stood up and fought for what was right and just, her picture now appears on the $10 bill!

We also learned about artist Joan Butterfield and created some amazing safari animal prints inspired by her art! I forgot to take a picture of the finished product but I will add here this week!

Students had fun singing along to the 5 Little Donuts song at the Felt Board.
It's posted as a FREE download in last week's blog post.

Our Sensory Bin is such a hit since we added this water spout (from Amazon)!

Here's a look at our centres this week:

Can you build a tower using these loose parts?

A student donated a huge lot of fabric so we left them out at the Blocks Centre to see what students come up with!

We learned how to write a letter last week so I left out blank letter writing paper at the Writing Centre for students to use.
This is from my "I Can Write! Pack 2" if you'd like to download.

At the Light Table, students can connect the pieces to build the letters of the alphabet.

Can you create a pattern using the pegs/peg boards?

We set up this game we learned a couple of week ago. Two students play against each other. One student begins by placing a coloured tile in one spot on the 3x3 grid using positional language ("Put the yellow square in the top, middle"). We showed the students how to use two positional words (left, right, middle - top, middle, bottom).
This game can be found in my Spatial Relationships in Kindergarten pack.

Our focus in math this week is on Ordinal Numbers.
We will be working on finding different positions (1st, 5th, etc.) and following instructions.




You can find all of these activities, along with 1-week lesson plans, in my Ordinal Numbers in Kindergarten math pack.

In our fine motor small group, we will be using eye droppers to transfer coloured water.
Here's a little tip...ask a pharmacist for plastic eye droppers! They usually give them to you for free or a very minimal cost if you say you are a teacher :)


Since we've been working on CVC words quite a bit these past couple of months, I created this activity for students to stamp the CVC words.


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 23 (Feb. 19-23)

Happy Family Day long weekend!
I hope everyone is relaxing and able to spend much deserved time with their families!

This week coming up is a short one (and somewhat less chaotic than the past few weeks! LOL).

We finished our Lunar New Year dragons that we started last week and put them on display.
Look how beautiful they came out!



We also started our Lenten Chain last week - each day throughout Lent we will be removing one link and trying that challenge!

Each week we will be focusing on lessons and activities from my Lent & Holy Week pack if you wish to follow along!

Here's a look at our centres this week:

I left out these Plus Plus Blocks  - they are my favourite for open-ended creativity and play!
What can you create?

We will be exploring ramps (with this fun wooden marble run) at our Science and Discovery Centre!

What can you draw using the Magnatab Boards?

Creating mandalas at the light table!

Mrs. Petrone, the DECE I work with, always sings and plays this fun game with the students so I decided to leave it out at the felt board.
Download this for FREE (just add your own donuts) by clicking below.

We added heart jewels and various measuring tools at the Sensory Bin.
We will also be introducing this water spout - push the button to activate the flow of water! It's so much fun!

We are going to be learning about a well known Black Artist (born in Bermuda but studied in Canada) named Joan Butterfield. She created these vibrant safari animal prints after her trip to Africa!


I created these word family cards to use in my small group mini lesson group.
We can read the cards, spell the words, draw a picture to match the word...so many possibilities!

Since our focus in math is on spatial relationships again this week, many of our centres and small group activities will work on these concepts.

We learned to play a couple of fun spatial awareness games...
This one is called "Can You Make It?"
Two students play against each other. One student places a coloured square (or any object) in a box and has to tell that position to the other player to match it.

The other game is also a barrier game that involves using blocks.
Player 1 builds a structure, step by step, and gives instructions to player 2 to copy it without looking.
Remove the barrier - does it match?

We will use these cards to play "Copy This!"

Can you listen to the instructions are draw the picture?
This activity is all about positional words!

We had fun using this small puppet to demonstrate positional words.
We left this activity out at our Math Centre for students to try on their own!

Tangram puzzles are always a hit!
They are very challenging but so much fun!

You can find all of the above, along with 2-weeks of detailed lesson plans (and hands-on, follow-up activities/centres) in my Spatial Relationships in Kindergarten pack.

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.