Sunday, September 4, 2011

We Know Our Color Words!

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.

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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!

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Here is a group reading to me. They were excited to take a book home each night to share their reading with their families.

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Week 3 is done! It has gone by so fast already.  Next week will be ABC FUN!!


  1. Thank you so much for your detailed post. I love all the pictures. I have been meaning to do the same unit but have been putting it off but after reading your post I am definitely doing it next week. You're blog is amazing!

    Teaming Up To Teach

  2. Congratulations! I love the work you have done! You are so creative and amazing teacher!

  3. I can't believe I haven't heard about your blog until now! I just found you from Chalk Talk. I LOVE all your color activities. We are reviewing colors now, too. I can't wait to use some of your ideas! :)


    The Sharpened Pencil

  4. Cute ideas!! Will you be selling any of these items?

  5. I really enjoy your blog(s) and your TPT store I have bought many items and have many more on my wish list. I REALLY enjoy that you both teach in the central states area. It makes me feel like we are neighbors. LOL
    Thanks for all the hard work and great things you do.

  6. Ok, please forgive me for not responding to your very sweet comments...I am just figuring out what was wrong with my setting on my comments!! Thank you so much for your following and YES to Constance we do sell our centers and literacy items on our tpt store at
    Tammy, where are you from neighbor?

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