Five for Friday: May 1

I'm actually linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday on a Friday! Yay!
Here is a recap of my week :)

On Wednesday afternoon our caterpillars arrived!

On Monday I told the kids that we had special visitors coming to our classroom and I had the students make predictions based on 3 clues.
The clues were
1. It is a living thing
2. It is very small
3. It can be many different colours

Here are the caterpillars the very first day!

They have already grown SO much!
And we recorded some of their wondering as a group.

They are also observing and recording their thoughts and ideas at the caterpillar observation table at centre time :)

My kiddos still need some printing practice so I made up two new printing books that they can choose from at centre time and put it in the writing centre.  They love anything with a wipe-off marker!

 These printable are from Cara Carroll's "ABC It's Easy as 123" pack.
You can find it on TpT here.

The pre-primer sight word printable are made by me and they are free!
It is a BIG freebie with a whoopin' 43 pages!

Click here or the picture below if you are interested in downloading them!

And I'm linking up with Teaching Blog Addict to share this freebie for Freebie Friday!

We have been learning about Canadian coins this week!
I will blog about this in more detail this weekend but here are two centres that were especially popular!

In Kindergarten we focus mostly on identifying the coin names and values.
I made these coin patterning cards to practice coin recognition and patterning at the same time ;)

I called this one "Feed the Piggie" :)

At this centre the students first picked a card from the 1 tub (I labeled the tubs 1 & 2 so the kids know which one to take first) scanned the qr code to listen to the sentence (or the high kids just read it) and then placed the coins "in" the piggy bank.

For an extension I had them write the number of coins in all in the piggy bank.

I added an option for writing the amount (how many cents/dollars) are in piggy bank too for my high kiddos.

My coin pack (which will include both of these activities) will be posted to TpT hopefully tomorrow and a detailed post of all the activities included are coming soon!

My ECE added these prompts to our sand table this week.
She is just SO smart!
And the kids just LOVED these!

My kids are weaker in writing so I decided to incorporate more writing by adding a writing day to my shared reading routine.  So instead of the schedule that I posted before
(You can see more info on that here)
now we do...

Monday: Introduce new sight word, add new sight word to word wall, fill in the sight word in the poem, listen to the poem being read

Tuesday: Choral reading + introduction of a new reading strategy
(We are using these).

Wednesday: Shared Writing

Thursday: Actions

Friday: Fluency

This week our sight word was "are" so we completed these "We are ____" sentences as a class!

Then the students had the option to create their own "We are ____." sentences during centre time. 

That's it!

I hope you had a great week!


  1. So many caterpillars! Fun, I have to do that next year! Thanks for your freebie. That will be perfect for my Kindergarten son. :)

    1. I'm so glad you are able to use the printing book for your son! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! :)


  2. Great Five for Friday! Thanks for the freebie...I'm going to make sight word books for my class to practice this summer!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

    1. I'm so glad you are able to use the tracing book! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment :)