Here are my weekly work centers from this past week while we learned about the letter Xx, -ake family, subtraction, and Pets. (We also reviewed several topics from the past week like Motion and we are still working on our Paddy Potato Project.)
And since Spring is officially here on the calendar, but not according to the weather, I updated my Center Saturday background to cheer me up and to wish warm weather a spring start soon!
Remember to look at the border color on each picture and match it to the description below.
Yellow- Math- I made these cute pet subtraction problems using Carson Dellosa notepads. I made a dog, cat, frog, bird, and fish set. Each student had to complete their whole animal set. (I added dots to subtract from some of the pet cards, but not all of them as a differentiation step.)
Here is a link to the dog and fish notepad to give you an idea of what they look like.
Orange- writing- My students had to stamp and write the sight words on the page. These were made by Carl’s Corner and I love them. We used red ink and it was messy, but isn’t the best learning messy?
Red- Reading- This was a HUGE hit for my kids and also a challenge. I made these cut-out buddies into a sight word rhyming game. Here is a picture of the cutouts. I love to use the buddies for center-time games.
I went to the computer and typed 24 sets of rhyming sight words in.
Then I printed them out and added one set of words to the cupcake, then the matching word to the candle. After laminating and cutting them out, BAM… center time. Students have to match the rhyming sight word by reading the sight words.
Purple- Phonics- My students wrote the room finding B-like bird and D-like dog words to go with our pet unit.
Blue- Unit- We did week 2 of our Paddy Potato Project. The eye of the potato is changing colors and little toots are budding from many areas of the potato.
Green- Unit- We reviewed Motion from last week and did this push-and-pull sorting activity.
I am going to be updating and revamping my whole pet unit to add the subtraction sets, a way to turn the art into a book your class will love, and so much more. I have big plans for this unit, so I will let you know when it is ready to go. (I made it past year so updating is a must!) If you have a pet unit need I can add, please let me know as well. I will add it to the revamp list.