Sunday, April 28, 2013

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Just wanted to share some of the fun my little friends will be doing in ELA centers this week...

We always start a new thematic unit by sorting "thematic" words by syllables and sounds (beginning sounds and vowel sounds). Introducing the words helps develop many of my language students' vocabulary and oral language skills.

In the pocket chart the students will be practicing 1-1 correspondence, finding rhyming and finding high frequency words they know with this Cinco de Mayo poem. The poems and songs in the pocket chart are always a favorite, for both the kids and me. (I love hearing them sing and read-- of course they mimic how I do it, which is always entertaining!)

At the writing center my little friends will be working on unscrambling the sentences!

You know those standards that are "hard" to get to, like CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. Well, this is one skill that we will be working on this week!

My class' favorite center is probably Read Around the Room. The kids will be on a quest this week to find the blends on the flags.

We still need lots of practice on rhyming and reading CVC words. Hopefully the Chip & Dip Rhyme Time will do the trick!

We will be making new words from the word CELEBRATING. I am amazed at how the kids have become so creative and independent at this activity! 

This week we will be reading lots of Cinco de Mayo nonfiction readers, but these are a few of my favorite picture book read alouds. 

If you are interested in any of these activities, you can find them and many more in this unit:
Corey from the Poolside Teacher...check your email! Thanks for your comment the other day, I pulled your name out of a hat and you're the luck winner! 

On a side note I am going to try something! How daring of me! :) I don't use instagram personally, but I saw this on a blog that I adore (Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten) and thought I'd give it try!

Join me! I am thinking it could be quite entertaining! I hope you join in too!! Go link up and share your username so that I can follow you! Click on my button or the link below to follow me on instagram!

Happy Sunday!


  1. Now I see you do have an instagram! I am home with my sick little miss, so maybe that needs to be my goal to set up a class instagram!
    My kids love read & write the room also! Your activities are so bright! They all looked so nice! Eye catching!

    1. Oh no! Sorry to hear your little one is sick! You should definitely set up an instagram...let me know when you do!!

  2. Well, aren't you the sweetest thing!? Thanks for the shout out... and I'm glad you're trying something new too!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten