We are talking about ways to recycle and reduce waste for the upcoming Earth Day. We are turning these old egg cartons into Word Machines. The students cut out sight words and glue them into the spaces.
The children use bottled glue.
After the words are put into place, a bean is put into the egg carton and closed.
I asked for egg cartons at the beginning of the school year on my supplies list. Very cheap!
The students then paint the outside and I have been writing Word Machine with puffy paint after they dry in their cubbies. The students shake the bean in their cartons, open, and read the sight word it lands on!
I know we have an ocean theme but stars ARE above the sea... Our new read and write the room center is "Sight Word Stars." I put 50 stars on the ceiling and the students walk around, stargaze, and write down as many words as they can!
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.