Friday, March 2, 2012

Here's the buzz....

I am so excited for spring to come!  I get to go 4-bying or mudd bogging down my muddy mile long driveway for the next month.  Just love it...and so does my white car!  No, really..."Bugs and Insects" is one of my favorite themes to teach, and I would like to share a couple of the centers with you. 

Don't Bug Me, I'm Busy...Counting Bugs!
The students will estimate/guess how many bugs in the jar and write it on the line.  Count the bugs in the jar and write the actual number on the line.  Count and write how many of each bugs in the jar.  In the booklet, there are 6 pages of "buggy" fun!

The Ants Go...ADDING...One-By-One
The students will draw a number between 10 and 20.  Hold that many ants in their hand over the ant hill and drop the ants.  Then the students will count and record how many ants fell on the ant hill and how many fell off the ant hill.  Finally, the students will add the numbers together to record how many all together. 

Butterfly Kisses
The students will play the game "Memory" with the real and nonsense words cards.  Then the students will complete the worksheet by drawing lines to match the rhyming words.  

Just "BEE" Boppin' Around...With Sounds!
The students will read the words on his/her worksheet.  Then the students will cut out the bees with letters on them and place them on the beehive to make new words.  The words should be real words.  I make sure to check over the words before the student can glue them down.  Finally, the students will read the new words to a friend or the teacher.

Love Bugs & Crazy Daisies
The students will match the "Love Bug" to the "Crazy Daisy" by writing the short vowel sound and the long vowel sound made by each vowel. 

Flutter By & Catch...Number Words
The students will use a clip board and roam the room looking for butterflies.  When the student finds a butterfly, he/she will write the number word written on the butterfly to match the number on the net. 

If you would like to use these centers in your classroom {Click here on Saturday Morning!}.  All of these activities are FREE!  Thanks for "BEEING" the best!

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Clip Art by: KPM Doodles, Goodnessandfun, and DJ Inkers. 
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  1. Wow! Thank you for sharing them! I can't wait to use them in my classroom! :)

  2. Wow! You really do rock! I just met with my Kinder team to plan 4th quarter RTI and everything matches perfectly.

  3. Thank YOU so much for sharing your ideas!! You are awesome and very sweet as honey!


  4. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thank you...for saying....THANK YOU. That was very nice of you to take the time to do it!!!

  6. ahh thanks! I love your buggy unit!!! I do a WHOLE huge Bug theme in the spring, I think I even have a cute emergent reader.. I have to go find that thing@

  7. I just wanted to let you know that I am trying my hardest to get Butterfly Kisses to load on Teachers Notebook. HMMMMM...sometimes I do not like technology, especially when I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong! HE HE HE

  8. Wow! I cannot wait to use these soon! Thank you so much for offering them as freebies! That's a lot of work on your part and it's greatly appreciated!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  9. Thanks so much for the wonderful goodies!

  10. Wow! Just found your it! Thank you for sharing and I can't wait to use them! =)


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  12. These activities are great, thanks for sharing!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom


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