We had several big events this week. First, we started using our center management necklaces for reading and math centers. I adapted the idea from Sharing Kindergarten's Daily 5 necklaces and it worked like a charm!
We're still working on matching the color on their tag to the color of the center, but we're getting there.
Open house was last night. It was a much smaller turnout than I would have liked, but it did give me a chance to answer some specific questions parents had.
My class is insanely wiggly after lunchtime which makes whole group instruction nearly impossible for more than 5 minutes at a time. (And even then, it's pushing it.) SO…I tried out a new science setup.
It was AMAZING! I was able to work with a small group on an experiment while the rest of the class went to two stations a day.
(I love invented spelling, don't you?)
Today, we celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day. We reviewed the sight word "are" by doing a torn paper activity, we read a bazillion piratey type books, made treasure maps, played pirate math games, wrote about being a pirate, and created our own pirate boats. The kids had to count how many "pirates" (pennies) could fit in their boat without sinking. Our best boat held over 70 pennies!
Stop by Doodle Bugs Teaching for more Five for Friday fun!