Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Centers & Other Activities on Wednesday, April 24

We launched another new round of centers today. Everything went smoothly—no power outage today.

For this round of centers I am working with the step boards, a fun, puzzle-like activity designed to help kindergartners with spelling. Sometimes the most challenging part of these step boards is looking at the illustrated prompt they provide on the panel and pondering what word the puzzle makers had intended to suggest.

Here are two words of the many solved today by the kids at Table 4.




One of the kindergartners enthused, "I could do this all day!" Another student thought it was too easy, but the teacher can choose puzzles of varying difficulty. In the end, they were smiling—and thinking.

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Along the way, we did some finger math, read Austin's Twilight chapter book, visited Andrew the music teacher, had lunch, got some homework for tonight, and rode bikes. We're practicing one of the songs for the ukulele festival performance. A good quick day.

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Mrs. Everson will be escorting her daughter and other fifth graders on their overnight adventure on Angel Island tomorrow and Friday. We will miss her, but are glad to have Ms. Mitnick to help out while Mrs. Everson is away.

Be well.

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