Happy Saturday! In case you're just joining us, Spotlight Saturday is where we share some of our favorite resources for the classroom. It's hosted by the creative Erin over at Kindergarten Dragons.
In honor of wedding season (it seems like everyone is getting married, doesn't it?), I wanted to share a couple little resources I use to teach the "QU" team: Crystal's QU Wedding Set and Maria's QU Wedding Set.
As part of our Valentine's Day festivities, we had a wedding for Q and U and the "reception" was our class party. We had a complete ceremony, parents supplied a "wedding cake," and the kids signed in on the guest book. It was so stinkin' adorable. And the best part is is that the kids REMEMBER the rule and recognized it while reading. #partywithapurpose
Just fyi, if you do purchase these sets, the girl is the Q on one set and the U on the other set, and the same for the boy. I used them both and just went over it with the kids before reading the book and having the ceremony. You can read all about our celebration here.
Another way we show the love is with this Kindness Pack from A Classroom Full of Smiles. My class (and by class, I mean a small handful of students) struggled with being kind to each other. We had daily manners lessons this year and this was part of it. We talked and wrote about ways to be kind and things we should say more often to each other. There's even Caught Being Kind notes to hand out to recognize great behavior. If you're needing a little extra support next year, try this one out. It's a great conversation starter for great behavior.