When I grow up activity poster for Kindergarten

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This is a horrible picture so I am apologizing right off the bat. I took this picture 2 years ago when I wasn’t really blogging yet and I just wanted a picture to remind me about what I did the previous year. At the beginning of the year we talk about goals and dreams. I had each student tell me what they wanted to be when they grew up. I wrote it on a white board and took a picture of them holding it. Then I made a poster that I hung on the door for a large portion of the first semester. We went back to the poster quite a few times to talk about what they needed to do (learn their letters/read, math concepts) in order to reach their dreams.

This past year I did another version of this activity. You can see my second attempt at this type of project here. I didn’t do this lesson at the beginning of the year. Instead of doing this activity at the beginning of the year we did it in conjunction with Dr. Suess week.

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Daily Schedule

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I found this schedule to print out on Teachers Pay Teachers (there are many free options to choose from) and printed and cut it out on cardstock. I then mounted the schedule cards to scrapbook paper. After that I attached the cards to Velcro circles to a corresponding ribbon and also a analog clock on another ribbon. For the heading I took a class picture and printed/laminated/mounted and attached the ribbon and hung it up in the front of the classroom.

Sorry for the poor picture quality, you get the idea!

 

Alphabet Anchor Charts

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imageLast school year I had a couple students who really had a difficult time learning and retaining letter identification. We had done multiple things to learn our letters such as letter books, using various materials/manipulatives, songs/videos and the list goes on and on. I saw a form of this idea somewhere on Pinterest. My students seemed to enjoy these and they liked that they were able to help create the posters. I drew each letter out by hand and then laminated each one so I could re-use them in future years. I used a Vis-a-Vis marker and just wiped them clean at the end of the year. Last year I put the letters up under the corresponding letter on my alphabet line. This year I am not going to use an alphabet line, instead I am going to use our anchor chart posters in that space. I am thinking I will also add the lower case letter and place it under the capital letter on the wall. I do not feel like I need the alphabet line on the wall anymore since I have my big LLI letter linking chart up at all times that the students rely on more than the letter line above the white board.

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