Weekly Wrap-Up -> Feb. 18-22 ... Outer Space and Science!

We had a short week here as this past Monday was Family Day.  We also had our Scientist in the School workshop all morning on Wednesday.  The topic was Sensational Science which was all about the 5 Senses.  It was so much fun!

Here are a few of the other centres and activities we did this week:

What is the Story of your Pezzettino?
The book Pezzettino by Leo Leonni is one of my favourites!  I had these small squares (which are most likely from years back!) and we set up this provocation inviting students to create their own Pezzettinos.  You can easily make this by cutting small construction paper squares.

Fine Motor - Poking
Our students love to poke!  We had them poke out hearts and glue them to construction paper (like the example you see).  I found these large push pins at Staples.  Although you can use smaller push pins which would make this more challenging.  
You can find this in my Poking!  Fine Motor Fun pack on TpT if you are interested.

Can you create a space story?
Our Space Inquiry is going strong so we added this to our provocations.  Students could use materials to create their own outer space story.  We also had paper and crayons on top of the shelf you see in the background for students to draw/write their story.

Outer Space - Paper Mache Planets
We have been researching planets and then creating a paper mache planet to reflect our learning.

"I Like Hearts" - pocket chart poem
The poem "I Like Hearts" is a cute one and easy to read so we added the cut up cards at our Pocket Chart Centre.
You can find this in my Interactive Pocket Chart - Poem Builder {I Like Hearts} pack on TpT.

Guided Name Practice
Some students are working on printing their names neatly so we set up these amazing boards (from Schoastic) along with their name card with photo.

We continued our Patterning Unit in math this week.  Here are a few of the activities we did...

On the Bright Links board I showed students this picture I created.  They used the interactive pen to circle all of the patterns they saw.

In small groups, we had students create patterns using cookie cutters and paint.

I also worked with students using these Follow the Pattern Cards where they created a pattern following the rule.  Each student received a colour-coded set of cards to make it easier to keep things organized.

One of the centres I left out invited students to complete the pattern using bear counters.

I just posted this huge Patterning in Kindergarten pack on TpT if you'd like to see more!  I'm planning on doing a blog post on how I teach this unit in math in the next few days with lots more pictures and details!  Stay tuned!

Here are my weekly plans if you'd like to take a closer look:

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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