Monday, May 5, 2014

Wild about Weather

Hiya Friends! I am going to be super busy this week because it is FINALS week! Ugh. I hated Finals when I was in College, and it is even worse when I also have to prepare 22 five year olds for the end of school (that means keeping the chaos to a minimum) So since I will probably be scarce, which shouldn’t shock you with my recent blogging habits, I thought I would share about my weather centers that I am doing next week.
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Being from Oklahoma, it is not uncommon for us to have 2 season changes in one day, that happens almost weekly, and it has been known to hit all 4 seasons in one day. As a matter of fact, as we were having outdoor recess today, we remembered that last year on May 4th it was SNOWING, today is was a nice 95 degrees. Welcome to Oklahoma! Anywho, we like to talk about weather in these parts, especially during this time of the year, we start to spot Tornadoes. Last Sunday there was a tornado two towns over. And remember the tornado in Joplin, MO, my babes were terrified the next day since we live right over from there. So, weather is not just a standard we teach, but it is a life lesson on how to live in our state.

I know that money isnt a standard in Common Core, but at the end of the year, we have a little bit of extra time.This is a fun center the kids can relate to! They love to splash in puddles after it rains.
I know that money isnt a standard in Common Core, but at the end of the year, we have a little bit of extra time.This is a fun center the kids can relate to! They love to splash in puddles after it rains.
We always need a little more help on identifying medial vowels. This probably wont be a center this week, but I will give it to one of our aides to work with some of my lovies who just arent quite getting it yet.
We always need a little more help on identifying medial vowels. This probably wont be a center this week, but I will give it to one of our aides to work with some of my lovies who just arent quite getting it yet.

My class is really struggling with blends this year, so I made some storming blends. They can segment words out like champs, but the blends are really hard this year, so a little extra help won’t hurt.
My class is really struggling with blends this year, so I made some storming blends. They can segment words out like champs, but the blends are really hard this year, so a little extra help won’t hurt.

Twister Ending Digraphs are a fun way to to reinforce not only digraphs but the ending sounds some of my lovies are struggling with.
Twister Ending Digraphs are a fun way to to reinforce not only digraphs but the ending sounds some of my lovies are struggling with.

Subtraction, subtraction, subtraction. Gotta keep on pushing it.
Subtraction, subtraction, subtraction. Gotta keep on pushing it.

I think with all of the ten frames and place value centers my kids have been working with are paying off. So a little more practice will help those few who are still switching the ones and tens place.
I think with all of the ten frames and place value centers my kids have been working with are paying off. So a little more practice will help those few who are still switching the ones and tens place.

And clocks. I know again, they are not in the Common Core, but my kids are dying to learn how to read a clock, so this center they are practicing to the hour.
And clocks. I know again, they are not in the Common Core, but my kids are dying to learn how to read a clock, so this center they are practicing to the hour.



These are all in this pack here:
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