It’s hard to believe we already had 50 days of learning in kindergarten! When we returned from break yesterday, students entered a 50s-style diner and were ready to rock and roll.
Everyone came dressed in costume!
Ms. Herrera wore a poodle skirt that her mom made many years ago!
We started our five-center rotations right away. I changed the activities up this year, and I have to say, these 50th-day centers were the best yet!
Kindergarten Diner: At the diner, students used 50s-style cars to zoom the number of syllables in words. They then colored the correct number of cars as there were syllables and recorded the word.
Here are the cars we used:
Locker Room: In the Locker Room, students looked at letterman jackets with images. They had to identify the beginning sound in each picture and match it to the corresponding letterman jacket.
Sweet Shop: Students at the Sweet Shop had to scoop ice cream! Using a double ten frame, students chose a cup of ice cream (pom poms) and scooped each onto a ten frame. They then counted how many scoops there were and recorded the two-digit number.
We used these melon ballers as scoopers….this was a great fine motor strengthening activity!
Bubble Blowing: This is always a fun center! Students learn how to blow a bubble! Then, we created a class graph showing how many students could and could not blow a bubble. The first step is chewing the gum so it softens. We had BIG pieces, so it took a lot of hard work!
Next, we flattened the piece against the roof of our mouth and then moved it to our tongue. Finally, we blew a little air into it!
Here are our results:
Shake, Rattle, and Roll: At this engaging center, students rolled two dice. Then, the number rolled on each die was recorded and added together. A fun hack to keep the dice from flying everywhere is to put the dice into little containers from the Dollar Tree. Take a look:
Early finishers had so much fun playing this ice cream game. It is another fun way to strengthen fine motor skills!
In the afternoon, students learned how to dance the Hand Jive!
And we enjoyed root beer floats! Yum!
I am excited to see what the next 50 days bring us!