All About Penguins
Today & Tomorrow’s Center Will Include:
*1 – Listening Center (Listen to Reading) – Students will listen to the story, Polar Opposites, by Erik Brooks. Afterwards, they will compete the reading sheet. They will rate the story and illustrate the characters.
*2 – Weekly Reader/ Penguin Pocket Chart Sight Word Game (Read to Self)– Students will read their weekly reader, Polar Animals Stick Together, to themselves. Afterwards, students will play a sight word pocket chart game together with the words found in the story. Students take turns reading a sight word and checking to see if the fish is hidden behind that card. When a child finds the fish, he or she gets to hide it and the game begins again.
*3 – Book making (Handwriting/Spelling) – Students will color and fill in the missing words it the mini book, Colorful Little Penguins. Review words: color words Focus sight words: this, is, little, his
*4 – ABC – Students will sort words by their vowel sound – long a or short a.
*5 – Sight Word Roll the Die – Students will roll a die and write the word in the box to match for each roll.
*6 – Sentence Building (Print concepts/handwriting/sight words) – Students will put together the sentence I had some of that. They will then write it and illustrate it.
*7 – Word Work – Sight Word Some – Students will read, say, color, fill the shape, write, and spell the sight word some. When they are finished they will use practice reading the word in the sight word book, some and coloring the book to match the color words.
*8 –Addition Craftivity – Students will create an addition story problem and illustration to match. Students will first rip a blue sheet of construction paper into small pieces. Next, students will glue the small pieces onto the bottom of a large piece of white construction paper to create water (penguins live near and in the water). Next, students will glue their penguins above the water. Next, students will choose two colors of construction paper to trace and cut out fish (some fish will be precut or traced for students who are still struggling with tracing/cutting skills). Students will glue the fish onto the blue water. Finally, the students will count and complete the word problem. A teacher will be at this center to guide the activity and keep students on task.