Weekly Wrap-Up -> Nov. 19-23

This past week we wrapped up our Human Body Inquiry (stay tuned blog post coming very soon!).
We also had a lot of fun working on these centres and provocations around the classroom:

Sight Word Matching Game
Both Mrs. Petrone (RECE) and I work with students in small groups all the time - we group the students according to areas of need.  With the students who are practicing sight words, we played this fun matching game.  I wrote 6 sight words on the green cards and put them in the library card slots.  Students chose 2 numbers and had to match the words.  
* I've had several requests to post about how we run small group time and I promise to explain in detail soon! *

Since we have been exploring the concept of measurement, we set out this provocation for students to explore the concept of heavy versus light.  

Sight Word Stacking Game
To practice sight words, we had students read the words on the cups and then stack them to see how high they could build a tower.  For those students who are not reading yet, we displayed sight words on the clipboard and they could choose a cup and match them.

Fine Motor - Pickup Beads
Students were encouraged to pick up these small black beads (you can even use beans!) inside this bin full of popcorn kernels with the tweezers.

Little Star - Pocket Chart Centre
At our pocket chart centre, students read these predictable text sentences and completed the worksheet where they filled in the missing sight word.

You can find this activity (and so many more!) in my All Year Long - Pocket Chart Fun pack on TpT.

Alphabet Printing Book
Some students who are working on strengthening their fine motor skills were invited to work on printing letters.  I don't have every student work on a printing book - rather we set this up for students who could use extra practice with printing.  It's a great tool to use to strengthen finger muscles in addition to Playdoh, poking, tweezers, etc.
Even though we invite students who could use the extra practice to try this, we left it out at the table and so many other students had fun trying to print using white board markers!

*I laminated and bound a few books so that students can easily write inside with a whiteboard marker and then erase and practice again*

 You can find my Alphabet Printing Book on TpT (click on the picture below if you are interested):
Sensory Bin - water beads
In our sensory bin, we added red and clear water beads.  Since we have been discussing blood cells, we thought this was a good way to explain it to the children - and besides, who doesn't love water beads!

Dramatic Play - Doctor's Office
The students were hard at work this week turning our Dramatic Centre into a doctor's office.  Here's what they have done so far...

You can find this in my Hospital/Doctor's Office Dramatic Play pack on TpT if you are interested:

You can download the Week-at-a-Glance PDF version{here}.  
If you would like the editable version to modify this for your own class click {here}.  
You will need Power Point to edit.

I used the following fonts if you wish to keep it the same (free to download):

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