Spring does not seem to want to come this year. The warm weather teased us last month, but now it has been cold and grey for the past few weeks. You wouldn’t know it by looking at our classroom though! We have had some really fun spring-themed activities and centers. Take a peek at what we did this past week:
Sight Word Flower
This literacy center was a great way to work on sight word recognition and spelling. We like to use play-based centers to teach our sight words to make it fun and engaging. Our students loved making their own flower, then recording the sight words that they used.
If you would like to use this activity in your own classroom, you can get it on its own or in the bundle:
Felt Vegetable Garden
I made this felt vegetable garden last year and I took it out again this year to teach about planting and vegetables. Students planted the felt pieces and played with the rocks at this small world center. If you want to see how I made these, you can take a look at this post!
Mystery Sight Words
These task cards were such a fun way to practice our sight words. Students had to find the beginning sound for each of the pictures, then put them together to get the mystery sight word. There is a recording sheet included for this center, but we used white boards to record our answers.
Invitation to Create with Seeds
We read the book The Tiny Seed and then we set out this center to inspire children to create their own pictures using ‘seeds’. We had dried lima beans, black beans, kidney beans and chickpeas. Our students did a beautiful job creating their own pictures with these materials.
Popsicle Letter Match
This center was some real wishful thinking! It definitely was not hot enough to eat popsicles, but we did have a lot of fun with this activity. Students put together the popsicles by matching the uppercase, lowercase and beginning sounds. They had a lot of fun with this center, and it brought some summer into our classroom.
Sight Word Garden
We made our own gardens this week with our sight word. We had pre-cut the tulip flower out of construction paper and we let the students do the rest. They are getting really good at using the permanent markers. I was a little worried at first when we set them out at centers, but now our students are good at knowing that they need to be careful with them. All their gardens came out so different, and our students really liked this center!