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|This is an idea I saw on Pinterest. We collected leaves during one of our forest mornings then I set up a leaf centre and children made critters. Once they were on the wall I painted them with Modge Podge because they were starting to dry and crack.|
|This is our Birthday Wall. I found this idea at Fairy Dust Teaching. She had been visiting different Reggio Kindergarten and Preschools and shared this idea at her blog. Each student has the first letter of their name and on his/her birthday they paint the letter and then decorate it with materials from our art area. The letters are made from mdf and cost about fifteen dollars for nineteen letters. They were made by my husband, but you can purchase them at Michaels for about $3.00 each less 40% with a coupon.|
|Each day the children answer a simple question. They write their name on a sticky notepaper and then we sort, count and talk about what we learned about ourselves.|
|We use the pocket chart to organize our daily math work stations. Partner A carries the math tub while Partner B chooses the table. Then they sit side by side and play the math game. This framework is taken from Debbie Diller's book Math Work Stations. Th math tubs are the white tubs in the Ikea shelving under the calendar wall.|
|This is one of our Listen To Reading areas for the Daily Five Framework. Students first learn and practise the song/poem during circle time. Later when the class knows the poem it is posted on this wall for easy access. The alphabet letters above were drawn by Kindergarten children many years ago and I still use them for my directed draw program.|
|This is our calendar wall. When we do calendar I choose sticks from the fair turns jar for jobs. A few of our calendar jobs are read the month, the number, name of the day, weather, count the cubes in the jar, blast off, add a sticker to the stamina chart, sing the Jolly Phonics letters, abc, sight words and review the agenda. The activities at this wall change throughout the year.|
I purchased two powerful magnet hooks at the local teacher store, Kool and Child. They hold our alphabet name chart as well as the Daily Five stamina chart. The three coloured papers with names are the literacy groupings for the Daily Five Word Work.
These groupings are flexible so the names are backed with magnetic strips. If you look at the green tubs you can see coordinating stickers to indicate which tubs are for each grouping.
|This is our alphabet/word wall. We sing the abc song each day and then "catch the letter/word". Lately students have been enjoying reading the words independently. The words come from the students as they contribute ideas for our cloze activities such as The Spider Spins A Web.|
I framed the letters using auto detailing trim from our local Canadian Tire Store. The frame helps students brains find the letter more quickly. I found the research and idea at Chalktalk Kindergarten Blog.
|This is our forest inquiry wall. We have our forest artifacts here for students to use in their play. Some examples of artifacts are a bird's nest, piece of coal, beach stones, tree cookies or sticks. |
There are also some tools like magnifying glasses, rock crayons, paper and directions for rubbings as well as bug jars for holding bugs for an afternoon and some science books.
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