Sunday, August 24, 2014

Color Week

Tomorrow starts our COLOR week!  Last week I wrote a note home asking all the parents to work with their child on finding items around their home in various colors. For morning meeting time, I am going to let the students sort their items out and place them on the correct colored sheet.  It will look similar to this example:
We will read the book Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes, seriously, if you haven't read this book - you are TRULY missing out!  I LOVE me some Pete the Cat!  My students will be PUMPED to read this book, since we read Rocking in My School Shoes the first week of school! 
Title: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

After we finish reading this book we will make a class graph of our favorite colors.  Once this graph is completed, we will use this FREEBIE from my tPt store and manipulate the words to make the sentence, I like (favorite color word) and draw a picture. 

In Math we will read The Button Box and I will pass out a BUNCH of buttons and let my sweet nuggets sort anyway they want to.  They will share how they sorted.

the cover of the book the button box by margarette reid the button box ...
We will also review counting and writing our numerals 0-10.

In the Tier 2/3 time we will be focusing on the color word "red" so we will read Clifford the Big Red Dog.  We will make this craft and write the word red with our Scentos markers - they love Scentos!

This idea is from one of my favorite blogs, Chalk Talk.

For Morning Meeting time we will play Dr. Jeans Color Farm song.  Have ya'll played Color Farm before??? Um, fantabulous!  So catchy, the kids love it. After the song is played I will give each student a color word label to wear and they have to find their "partner" with the same color word!  They will, of course, have to greet one another!

For Reading we will Read Brown Bear, Brown Brown by Eric Carle.  I found this great painting activity on Julie Lee's Blog!  Looked too fun to pass up. I will partner the sweet nuggets up and they
will paint away! Once it is dry, we will use it to match the characters, label the color sections, and to retell the story.

In Math we will discuss plane shapes and have a magazine scavenger hunt to find the shapes!!  Messy, fun anchor chart making party!

On Wednesday we will use M&M's to help us with our morning meeting, how amazing is this idea?!?? We may change it up a bit, using favorites (food, color, movie, etc.)
This is a great idea! I am going to use them as an ice breaker with my new year 10’s.
For Reading, we will reread Brown Bear, Brown Bear and do a coloring sequence.  We will also start making our own book using this FREEBIE from my tPt store!  Go grab ya one!  I will pull kids up in groups to practice reading these books with me.  Yes, guided reading is gonna happen this week!  Woot! 

In Math, we will read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and discuss sorting by Size.  We will talk about all the different words the mean "size" and make an anchor chart.  We will then do a small, medium, large sort that I got from here.

During Tier 2/3 time we read Mouse Paint and do a color blending activity!  It's gonna be fun!
Non Messy Mouse Paint Activity! I used a mixture of shaving cream and glue to help thicken it, paper plates, red, yellow & blue paint, and ziploc baggies. We used the ziploc bags to make it non messy! The kiddos loved it! While they were mixing the colors, they also made shapes and wrote their names! :)

There's also a FREEBIE by Katie Mense we may do in addition to the paper plate mixing, you can find that here! Give her some love once you download it!

Mixing Colors-Mouse Paint-Rainbow Unit Activity

Mrs. Morrow's Kindergarten: Beginning of the Year Fun!On Thursday we will reread Brown Bear, Brown Bear and do Readers Theater with the sweet nuggets. 

In Math we will sort letters and numbers!  I plan on dumping a bunch of magnetic letters and numbers out and having the sweet nuggets put them where they need to go.  Here's the freebie we are using for a grade!

During Tier 2/3 time we will reread Mouse paint and make this cutie craft! 

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Mouse tear art and painting project.

I also plan on bringing in some ice cubes colored with food coloring and letting the kiddo's see how the colors melt and make new colors! 

On Friday we will read Go Away Big Green Monster.  We will make our own monsters based on our favorite colors!  You can get the words the mixed up words I am using from my tPt store, just give me some love ya'll!  Here ya go! 

In Math we will do a M&M sort according to color.  Can't go wrong with mixing Math with eating, am I right?!?

 During Tier 2/3 time we will read Glad Monster, Sad Monster Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Anne Miranda and Ed Emberley I couldn't read JUST one Ed Emberley book!  Glad Monster, Sad Monster is an awesome book about feelings!  The sweet nuggets will write a color word and draw a picture to go along with the word.  We will HAVE to share these!  This is another cute activity we MAY just HAVE to do!  

 I think I will be making the "Tired" Monster - how about you?!

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