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Yup! That's four brave teachers holding a huge snake! (sort of). Last week we gave closure to our Treasures Animal Unit (5) with an animal assembly by WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE. We like this group, and have been using them for a number of years because the animals they bring are cool, big, and the presentation is geared for this age group. I thought I'd give you some highlights:
Many of you have asked us over the years how we , a title 1 public school, are able to supply these enriching experiences for our students. And the answer is: "kindergarten fundraising." Our October bake sale was able to pay for this animal assembly. Fundraising as a grade level IS a lot of work and can feel overwhelming at times, but every year we are lucky to have a mighty group of parents that are willing to push forward with us and help make it happen!
The two other rotation activities included: A) "opinions about being 100 years old" which also included drawing their 100 year-old self. This was a riot! B) 100 exercises. I was not able to snap pictures of these two activities, but trust me when I tell you that they are all fully engaged!
After the rotations, students had to earn their snack! Cessy picked up this freebie from TPT and it was a hit! Sorry, I don't have the link, but you can search for it under "100 Day Activities."
After their recess snack students were pumped to share their 100th Day Projects. This is always a highlight of the day. We reward students with a certificate and a trip to the treasure box for their efforts. They feel proud and they begin to understand the importance of completing and sharing a school project. Kindergarten/TK is where we begin to set these valuable foundations and we take this seriously.
Below you will find the 100th Day Project sheet. Feel free to grab!
This is the rotation schedule that kept all of us on task!
Cessy's Animal Habitats Writing lesson was the perfect extension for our Treasures Unit 5 literature readings! The third week of this "Animal" unit focuses on habitats. Being that we are city folk,...our background in this knowledge in this area certainly need some prepping. And since we are all animal-lovers, we didn't mind spending the extra time on this topic. And the kids loved it!
On day one, students use xerox copies of the animals and the habitats to construct sentences.
On day two, the teacher models how to use the chart created the day before to construct complete sentences about animals and their habitats. A few students required a sentence frame that read:
"The _____'s habitat is _______."
Here We Come to Save the Day!
We are three energetic kindergarten teachers who want to share our kinder experience with you!