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.

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