Thursday, January 2, 2014

January Centers {literacy}

As promised, I'm back with pictures of the literacy portion of my January Math and Literacy Centers! These centers cover skills from beginning sounds, CVC words, sight words, short vowel sounds and sentence building! I put these out in our literacy tubs and the kiddos choose which centers they want to do. You can read more about how I run my literacy centers {here}.

Marshmallow Match:
In this center, the students will practice reading their CVC words by matching the words on the marshmallows with the pictures on the hot chocolate.
  
I also made some beginning sound marshmallows for the kiddos who aren't quite ready for CVC words yet.

Then they complete the corresponding recording sheet {which I stick in write and wipe pockets or sheet protectors}.
 Colorful Mittens:
This is a fun way to practice sentence structure using sight words and color words. The kiddos build a sentence and then match the correct color mitten to the sentence.
To differentiate, I leave out several recording sheets to meet my students' needs. One of them requires the students to trace the sight words and color the mittens the correct color, another one has them write the sight words and color the mittens, while the last one has them write the whole sentence on their own.
Slippery Sight Words:
This center is to practice reading and matching sight words. They will match the penguins with the correct ice block, then write the words on the recording sheet.
Snowball Sort:
We're really working on identifying medial sounds in our CVC words! Vowel sounds sure are tough!! The kiddos will sort the snowballs into the right pail by listening to the middle sound.

The recording sheet has them write the correct vowel in each box. My fast finishers will use the words and write sentences on a whiteboard when they're done.
Roll, Read and Cover:
Roll the sight word dice, read the word on your mat and cover it up! 

I used to make sight word dice from these templates...
but they never last long enough! I'm so glad I found kiddocubes! They make making dice games SO much easier!

So there you have it! You can pick up these centers and the math centers in my TpT shop!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/January-Math-and-Literacy-Centers-Bundled-472369

They are on sale for 20% off today and tomorrow, along with the rest of the items in my store!



7 comments:

  1. Question.... is this new? I bought this last year and loved it. But will re-download if it is improved. :)

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  2. It has some slight improvements ;) I updated the recording sheets but the center pieces are the same so you don't need to reprint them :)

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  3. Love it! Your January centers look like a lot of fun and lots of learning for the kids. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  4. I love using your packets in the classroom. These are quick and easy to get ready. The cubes that you mentioned from the company, what size do you use? 2 2 size? Thanks so much!
    Maryann
    brennemm@carlisleschools.org

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  5. Oooo that mitten activity is wonderful. I am going to have to copy that.
    Mels

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  6. I love your entire store, if I could buy it all I would. Love your ideas!

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