Literacy Centers are one of the most exciting aspects of our Kindergarten hands-on learning. Each week our learners engage in five rotating centers that encapsulate early literacy through Guided Reading, Phoneme Awareness, Whole Language fun, Listening Center/Letter Person coloring, and Alphabet Games. The groups are created carefully so that this small period of time can be meeting the particular shared literacy needs of four learners at a time. This is one of the few times we are in differentiated learning groups with peers that are at a similar spot in learning letter names, letter sounds, phoneme blending, and phoneme segmentation. Check out the pictures below!
26 school days, 26 letters, 26 letter brainstorms, 26 awesome hats, one epic letter parade, and 26 letter crowns (for our letter crowning ceremony tomorrow of course). Go Awesome Loving Caterpillar Kindergarten! This year has been so much fun!
Our rotating math workshop centers provide hands-on learning with number quantity, numeral writing, numeral identification, rote counting, and working with ten frames to cultivate early number sense. Here we are using counters to visualize quantity with numeral.
We are also stamping, writing, counting with beads, and playing a fun game called "Build It" with a buddy. In this game we use the ten frame, gems, numeral cards, and our buddy's help (most important) to match numeral with the correct quantity of gems.