I am really loving my "Partner of the Day" activities and so are my students! We have done a lot of fun games and skill practice and they are learning a lot of wonderful social skills too! I never really thought working in teams could be so powerful. I just love the sweet comments they make and the smiles, hugs and high fives they give each other. Below are a few of my kiddos working on a great "I-Spy" sight words activity. This has been a true favorite!
The kids worked in partner teams. One person looked for the teeny-tiny sight word with a magnifying glass and then spelled it for the other person who wrote it on the form. I told them it was a race and they LOVED it! Of course I let everyone work long enough to do most of the words and there was no prize for the first team finished. They were so engaged and worked so hard! This awesome activity came from Marsha at A Differentiated Kindergarten Click Here to see it She has an Easter one too and I already have it ready to go for next week!
I am using this for a behavior management tool (yes, I am bribing them!) Each day students are able to earn a punch on their own card. 10 punches = a trip to the Treasure Box. That is for individual behavior. This lovely flower pot is for whole class behavior. When I feel the class is working well, listening, lining up quietly, treating each other well etc...I put up a flower. When the pot is full, they will vote for a class prize. Last week they earned a popsicle party because they filled the pot of gold! Just a fun way to encourage good behavior since we are still waiting for our Spring Break!!!
I hope to post my centers/activities of the week on Monday evening.
Please leave me a comment. I get lonely without them! jk
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