How many years have you been teaching?
Mrs. Owen implements the Debbie Diller style workstations within her classroom. This is an activity that helps students learn ABC order, helps with handwriting, and beginning sounds. This is a Picture Dictionary search activity.
At this station students ‘paint the chalkboard.'They are supposed to put a sight word in the paper holder, then paint the word underneath it. They love this station!
These are marshmallows! Mrs. Owen wrote letters and sight words on marshmallows and put them in a gallon Ziploc bag. Students pulled one marshmallow out at a time, said the word or letter, then got to "shoot the marshmallow" into the bucket! If they didn’t get the word or letter right, they put it back in the bag and it was their partners turn.
This is the calendar area. Above the calendar Mrs. Owen has a chain link with student work hung on clothespins – a great display!
Teaching verbs to her students was a lot of fun! They all know what a verb is after coming up with one, using it in a sentence, and acting it out!
Teaching tally marks can be difficult sometimes, but with a visual like this it helps students to understand the concept of a bundle. Mrs. Owen also teaches a song to her students to help assist them when writing. Tally Marks: 1, 2, 3, 4 number 5 shuts the door 6, 7, 8, 9, number 10 draws a line.
Mrs. Owen had her students disguise a gingerbread man so that he wouldn’t get eaten! Students really got into this project and used their imagination!
I had the opportunity to visit Becca's classroom and videotape a lesson....
It will be posted soon---technical difficulties :-)
I really enjoyed my visit to Becca's classroom. As I post her stories & activities it's made me remember (and miss) the years I spent as a kindergarten teacher. It is amazing to see how much that our little ones grow and learn during their kindergarten year. It's an awesome responsibility that kindergarten teachers have. And teachers at Norman Elementary do an amazing job at laying the foundation for academic success.
Thanks for sharing Becca and keep up the great work!