Weekly Wrap-Up -> Apr. 29 - May 3

Our students are eagerly awaiting spring but with chilly temperatures this week, we may have to wait another week!

Here's a look at some of the centres, activities and provocations we set out for this week:

This week, our pocket chart centre focused on reading the predictable text and matching the coloured butterfly.  Even our Year 1 students could do this!  There's also a worksheet were students can fill in the missing sight word and colour the butterfly to match.

You can find this in my All Year Long - Pocket Chart Fun! product on TpT.

Our students love Lego, so when we asked them to create a maze for the marbles to travel through, they were eager to get started!

At the Light Table, I set out green mats (Dollarama) and a bowl full of flowers.  On the shelf nearby I left some translucent plastic bugs and jewels.  Students could use these loose parts to tell a Spring story. 

I love using games in the classroom.  Sometimes we invite a small group of children to play and we teach them to take turns, how to have patience, winning and losing.  It's a huge thing in Kindergarten!  We left out the game "Guess Who?" for them to play together.

One of my morning whole-group lessons this past week was encouraging students to use inventive spelling.  I find that sometimes they are reluctant to write on their own and need to build confidence!  We played this fun game - choose a picture, sound it out and write it on the easel.  They had so much fun!  These magnetic pictures are from Scholastic (see photo below).

We just started introducing subtraction.  I love the song "5 Little Ducks" and so we played a game where I chose 5 students to be "ducks" (they got to wear these badges) and as we sang the song, one sat down.
We also used small plastic ducks (Dollarama) and practiced the same thing in small groups. 

Students also got to use jewels to solve simple subtraction sentences.  Stay tuned for next week's blog post where you'll see more hands-on activities!
You can find these activities and lots more in my new Subtraction in Kindergarten pack on TpT.

The game "Tower Up!" has always been one of my favourites to play.  Roll the die, count that many cubes and build a tower on top of the number on your mat.  When you get the same amount of cubes as the number, you knock over your tower and continue to build others!  It's a little tricky at first but once the students got the hang of it they loved it!
***You can download this game for FREE by clicking on the picture below***

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

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