Happy Wednesday everyone! There are so many things to be thankful for today! Today is the last day before break (well for the kids at least) where we will get to spend time with our families. The sun is out and it's a beautiful day. Not to mention we will be off until the 16th of April. What a much needed break :)
In the meantime let me share with you a few centers that my students love!
Our Listening Workstation:
consists of 4 individual listening centers. Each child is in charge of their own story and book! They love the fact that they are completely independent and everything is up to them! Books are stored in the middle box and each nano is clipped to where the child should sit to read.
Each book has its picture filed alphabetically so that the students can either find the book by title or picture. Students match the books cover to picture on the screen and click! (as easy as that!!!)
Students then follow the prompts to turn the page and follow along in the story. Our book box includes many different levels of books to meet all needs of all readers. My students love this center!!
Our Computer Workstation:
My students are fortunate enough to have 6 computers and navigate our class website on their own.
On my class website students have the option of a few student websites and many students use the website at home during their free time.
Our class page: http://www.wix.com/mrsstanford/kindergarten
Our iPad Workstation:
My students were fortunate enough to receive 2 iPads from www.donorschoose.org/mrs.stanford My students absolutely adore this station! I have organized the apps onto subject area pages and ask them to work on specific skills during specific work times. Students are also rewarded for behavior and academics with time on the iPad throughout the week.
Our Library Workstation:
My students' comfy corner is another wonderful item in our classroom from the generous people of donorschoose! The have comfy mats, a canopy, and easy readers of different levels to build their love of reading! I still remember my reading corner from grade school and I remember trying to recreate it at home. I wanted to give my students the same feeling to associate fun and excitement with reading!
Well we have much more to share, but I'll save some for next time!
Until next time,
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