It has been a busy couple of months! I am the accompanist for our high school choirs and musicians in addition to my regular teaching position as a kinder teacher. Blogging has not been a priority, but I will try to do better! Being busy also means it is important to build momentum as we wind down the year in May!
Don’t you just LOVE this time of year?
We have finished our Valentine Party, had the IOWA test for K already, and are getting ready for Easter and Spring Break! Our school gets out earlier because we begin earlier, so there is no time to waste! Students are sounding words, recognizing patterns in both the sound and the spelling of words and are all about centers that reinforce those skills!
Kindergarten students love games and sorts…
So what better way to practice CVC words than an egg sort! I am a big fan as many teachers are of Dollar Tree! I snagged a basket and some eggs for $1 each (eggs are multi-colored sets of 17 for $1!). I labeled one of each color in the -at and -og sets, and 2 of each color in the ig sets. The eggs are all placed in one basket with a half-dozen carton. Students can hide the eggs around the room, then look for them and sort into word families. I recommend doing one word family at a time after all eggs are gathered. Students find the “key” egg, trace it on the first egg, then write the names of the rest of the set in empty egg on the recording sheet.
This is a favorite, and so easy to use!
If you are looking for more CVC focused activities…
Here is what I use as a spring themed center. It can be differentiated to include only initial consonant, final consonants, or medial consonant sounds. I introduce with beginning sounds, then add middle and final consonants after a week of practice.
Click here for a FREE Recording Sheet (low ink use)
Have a Happy Easter, a Happy Spring, and a great rest of the month of March!