Sunday, November 27, 2011

FREEBIE: Sight Word Hangman

My Kindergarteners LOVE playing hangman . It's a great way to practice sight words and vocabulary. First we play several times together as a class but then I put it in my writing or free choice station during reader's workshop and they LOVE IT! Here's a hangman sheet that you can put in sheet protectors or laminate so you can use over and over again. There are also some sight word cards you can laminate and cut for the students to use as their words. At the end of the year the hangman sheets always look "loved". To download your own sheet and word cards click on the picture below! Happy game playing!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eat More Chicken

This is my favorite bullentin board and my Kindergarteners have a blast with it!
The feathers are coffee filters and students color them with markers. The body is a pattern the students trace and cut but you could totally trace their foot. The legs and beak are cut by the students from construction paper. You add eyes and a wattle and ta da a turkey!

Before starting we read the book Turkey Trouble. It's a cute story about a turkey who doesn't want to get eaten for Thanksgiving so he impersonates the other animals on the farm and finally tricks the farmer into eating a pizza he delivers.
The students then brainstorm ideas of what they could ask the farmer to eat if they were the turkey.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Is it an apple, pumpkin, or both? Freebie!

This past week we have been observing,exploring, and reading the characteristics of apples and pumpkins as I'm sure most of you have.  I created these cards as a venn diagram activity to really get the students involved and thinking. Click on the picture to download.