With all that excitement we had such a fun week with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. We started doing "rotations" this week. Just literacy stations for now, hopefully math will start next week. When my kids start rotating in the beginning of the year I feel like I can breathe again. I am in awe of those of you who can start centers the first week of school. We started learning with play centers and got down the routine of staying at your station, cleaning, and safely getting to your next station. This week I added some work stations into the mix so we could start learning staying on task and doing good work. I am not ready for my big rotations yet but my goal is to get there by the time I teach apples in 2 weeks. This week we did 4 rotations with 4 stations so I had bigger groups and it was all done in 1 day...it works for now. The kids did GREAT!
I only have a few pictures to share of some of our stations and some other fun stuff we did.
Shape trees...got this great idea from Julie Lee :)
Chicka Unit. They picked out magnet letters and matched them on the cookie sheet.
Finally here's your freebie.
Chicka Counting Trees