# New Literacy Centers to Fight the New Year Fatigue

At this time in the school year, I find that students start to get bored with centers that we have been using. We have a good rotation of literacy centers that we use regularly and we add seasonal centers to the mix occasionally. At this time of the school year, I find that students begin …

# Letter B Activities

We continued with our letter activities this week and focused on the letter B. We made gingerbread men/ladies bird feeders with bird seed. Students spread honey on to the cutout, then sprinkled bird seed on it. They turned out so cute, and students got to bring home something different to share with their families. B …

This new center idea is now in my Teachers pay Teachers store and I am excited to try it out with our students. Students use a magnifying glass to find the sight word hidden on each of the 10 gingerbread men. Once they find one, they fill in the recording sheet. Once they have found …

# Letters L & F

We have continued to learn about new letters this past week, and our newest centers were based on the letters L and F. We began with two centers for the letter L: Making prints with Lego- this was a popular center. The students enjoyed stamping and making art with the Lego pieces. L is for …

# Invitation to Explore – Number Lines to 10

Use loose parts to create an invitation to explore number lines to 10. Students will be able to explore numbers and the concept of movement is magnitude. Loose parts are a great way to have students explore and learn math concepts. With a few carefully placed math resources and items- you can get children talking …

# Letter D Activities

We had a great time learning the letter D. We had so many ideas, and not enough time. D is for Dinosaur! We did a few different dinosaur centers. We began by reading the book Never ask a Dinosaur to Dinner. Then we had students do a writing prompt about why they wouldn’t want a …

# Letter M Activities

Continuing with our letter-themed activities; this week we learned the letter M. Three different centers helped us learn this new letter and its sounds! M is for a Magnet Macaroni sensory bin! We used macaroni as the filler and added items to it that are magnetic and non-magnetic. Students had to try and find all …

# Letters O & G Activities

These past few weeks we concentrated on the letters O and G and we did a few centers to reinforce our learning with these letters. First off: O for Octopus!!!! We had an octopus invitation to create. It was an easy center to set-up. I cut out octopus heads in different colours, strips of paper …

# Letter R Activities!

We had so much fun with the letter R this week. There are just so many things that you can do for this letter, so we just kept adding activities! Here is a round-up of some of the centers: R is for Rocks: students could create anything they wanted with the rocks- letters, art, numbers, …

# Name Writing Prompt Freebie

In my last post I talked about how we are focusing on getting our students to write their names. We have set up some centers to help them work on getting them to spell their names correctly and to use uppercase and lowercase letters appropriately. For this center, the letter beads and pipe cleaners were …