Letters V & X Centers

We are finishing up our letter study this year with our last two letters! It is pretty exciting when our Junior Kindergarten students finish learning the alphabet and start writing. It opens up a whole new world to them and they gain so much confidence in their skills. Our letter V center was pretty simple,… Continue reading Letters V & X Centers

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Leaf Man Invitation to Create (with Freebie)

We read the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert this week and after finishing the book, we let the students create their own leaf creations. They could make whatever they wanted (they mostly wanted to make dragons) and use whatever materials they wanted. After finishing their creations, we had them write a story about their… Continue reading Leaf Man Invitation to Create (with Freebie)

Invitation to Create- Warm Colors Fall Trees Painting

As an introduction to learning about colours, we read the book Fresh Fall Β Leaves and we discussed the different colours we see in autumn and how they make us feel. After discussing what warm colours are, I introduced them to this Invitation to Create using warm colours and fall as our inspiration. I got the… Continue reading Invitation to Create- Warm Colors Fall Trees Painting

Invitation to Draw – Flowers in a Vase

This week my garden has been overflowing with flowers, so I brought some in to share with the class. I set up a center with a few simple tools - coloured pencils, and white paper. I set the vase of flowers on the table and let the students experiment with it. The results were quite… Continue reading Invitation to Draw – Flowers in a Vase

Invitation to Create: Loose Parts Faces

We have been discussing with the students what makes them special. We have started off by reading the book Only One You by Linda Kraus. We then put out some loose parts at a center and some circle cork trivets to let them create their own faces. What we included: Cork trivets Place-mats Yarn in… Continue reading Invitation to Create: Loose Parts Faces

Invitation to Create- Hydrangeas

With all of the great weather that came our way, the students have been excited to learn about flowers. We set up an invitation to create around this interest (I got the idea from here.) What I included: Water bottles Purple paint StripsΒ  of green paper Scissors Glue Picture of hydrangeas Example of hydrangea art… Continue reading Invitation to Create- Hydrangeas