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Weekly Round-Up: November 18

Hi friends! This weekly round-up is going to be super short and sweet. I had requests to share the Scholastic wish list printable that I shared on Instagram so that is a free download near the bottom of this blog post!

1. SHREDDED PAPER SENSORY BIN


Changing up sensory bins so often is hard work (and expensive!).  I didn't have time to run to the grocery store or dollar store for a new filler, so I decided to just roll my sensory bin down to the copy room and fill it with shredded paper! Best part is that it's free! It gets a little messy but the kids loved it.  To encourage some literacy and sorting, I also added a muffin tray, upper/lowercase letter beads and animal figurines.

Sources for items:

Muffin Tray - Dollarama
Animal Figurines - Michaels

2. CVC READ, MAKE & TRACE


My kids are obsessed with CVC words (they love this song by Harry Kindergarten) so we have some CVC centres always out to practice reading and spelling these words as well.  This week we had CVC Read & Find (you can find it in my store by clicking here) out and next week we'll have CVC Read, Make & Trace out for the kids to practice with (find it in my TPT store here).

3. SCHOLASTIC WISH LIST


I had a bunch of extra Scholastic flyers this month, so quickly made up this wish list printable and set them out with the flyers, glue and scissors.  Students were invited to make their own wishlists.  Great fine motor/scissor skill practice and maaaaybe it will encourage more parents to order ;) 

A teacher can hope :)

You can grab this printable for free by clicking here or on the image below:


4. SPIDER CATAPULTS


Deanna shared this amazing idea in her Math in Inquiry-Based Learning Facebook group and I knew I had to try it too! She actually made a web with white yarn for the spiders to land on, but since I didn't have any yarn, I just used these spider plates instead.

The students were invited to catapult the spiders on to the "web" and keep track of how many spiders they got on the "web".  They used dots and tally marks to keep track of their successful catapults!

Here is a close-up of the catapult.  All you need to make it is a jenga block (they sell them at Dollarama), rubber band and a paper clip.


5. HALLOWEEN SIMPLE SENTENCES


I have some really great writers this year and they are very ready for sentence writing, but during centres they don't always have the independence they want to write a complete sentence on their own.  So I decided to make these Halloween simple sentences that they could read and copy as an option at centre time.  I put the witch fingers out to make the reading part more fun and to remind the students to point to each dot under the words.

I've added these to my Kindergarten Halloween Activities pack and also updated some of the older files.  You can grab it by clicking here or on the image below:


That's it from me this week! I hope you're having a great weekend :)

- Yukari