We finished up our color theme last week and did an assortment of activities that were based on using all the colors together. Our centers were based on using all the color words and sight words. It was a VERY fun week doing the centers for the first time. (And I was worn out!) When doing centers we have “desk” jobs that we do. Here were a few of the desk jobs that we did. We read the story The Crayon Box That Talked and used a cute color poem and made our own crayon box. We also listened to the song The Color Farm by Dr. Jean and then sequenced the pictures and used our color words to create and color the characters in the story.
Another desk activity we did was called “The Color Sticks”. This was shared with me by a wonderful teacher that retired a few years ago and it is one of my favorite activities. We used to use sentence strips and the kids would read off a pocket chart, but with our awesome promethean we created a slide show that has the sentences using our sight words and color words. Then the students get to make their own interactive game to take home with a set of color sticks. They loved sharing these with their friends too!
Another activity we did at desk job was make our own color books using our sound spelling and creative writing. We then “Pick, Pair, Shared” our books with friends.
If the students are not doing their desk job they will be at a center or at guided reading with me. Here are a few pictures of our centers for this week and of one of the groups reading with me.
At these centers they did sentence scrambles using their color words and sight words to create complete sentences. They used crayon sets to add and create number sentences.
At this center they used the letter tiles to spell each color word. At the other center pictured they put 6 numbers in order from least to greatest. I am sad that I didn’t get pictures of the other centers. It was tough monitoring groups and guided reading and getting kids to each of the centers they needed to be at. They caught on pretty quick and next week should run very smoothly!
Here is a group reading to me. They were excited to take a book home each night to share their reading with their families.
Week 3 is done! It has gone by so fast already. Next week will be ABC FUN!!