Friday, May 9, 2014

Five for Friday

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs again, for Five for Friday!

This week some of my kiddos have been working on the _ap word family. The children really enjoyed these puzzles and several students asked if they could play with them during free choice centers!  You can get this "Short a: CVC/ Word Family Puzzles" pack at my TpT store. This pack includes 37 CVC/Word Family Puzzles. Children start with the picture clues then move onto reading the words. These puzzles are great for learning centers, independent practice, partner work, and for reinforcement at home.
During "free choice centers" students get to explore and play in a variety of centers. At times, students will ask me to pull out manipulatives that are typically used for math. These two students enjoyed playing with the vehicle manipulatives. I wanted to see where their imaginations would take them and build on some skills, so I drew a road for them and asked them to think of others things to include on their map. They drew an airport, runway, railroad, train station, and lake. This has been the new go-to during free choice time!

We worked on basic addition with the "Add It" game, a domino count, and...
Lakeshore Simple Addition Instant Learning Center. This student asked to write the addition problems, as she has been eager to "show what she knows"!  
For Mother's Day, we made these colorful fingerprint picture frames inspired by HGTV and then placed their first day of school picture in them. They turned out so adorable! What a great keepsake!

Happy Early Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mommies out there! How was your week? What did your kiddos make for Mother's Day? Link up with Doodle Bugs to share with others!

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