My students LOVE Reading Week. We participate in numerous literacy-centered school-wide activities. Here are some of the activities.
I read the book above and then right after I turn the pages as "What a Wonderful World," plays on my iPod. The children sat so still as they listened to the music. I got a little teary-eyed. :)
We designed shirts that were from our favorite books, like "The Great Fuzz Frenzy" and "Thomas the Train".
We also listed our favorite books like last year, chalked our favorite story characters, had Clifford the Bug Red Dog read to us, another kinder and some first grade teachers read to us, guessed mystery readers, read with 4th graders, had an amazing storyteller, Antonio Sacre, come to our school, and we dropped everything and read (D.E.A.R.)...
We have been practicing birthdays for a few weeks. They are able to read their birthdays. Now, instead of moving their names as they enter the classroom to show they are present, they find their birthdays. For my use, their names are printed on the backs. Luckily, I have no two children born on the same day, but if I did, I would print two of the same card, without a name on the back. The AM class has red cards and the PM class has blue.
Kindergarten is my "thing" and I adore teaching. In May 2007, I received my B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Elementary Education. 2017 was my tenth (and last) year teaching kindergarten. I taught full- and half-day (AM/PM) kindergarten, as well as taught tuition-based all-day kindergarten for two years. Using my scrapbooking and crafting skills, I prefer to make my own classroom materials and learning centers/stations. All of these materials are aesthetically pleasing to the kindergarten child. I create about half of my student sheets to cater to my students' abilities. I constantly self-reflect and modify lessons and tools to benefit my kindergartners. My students keep me on my toes.