April in Kindergarten - FREEBIES
I love spring time in Kindergarten!
Everything is clicking away with my kiddos and we are READING, writing sentences, adding, subtracting, and so much more! It is so much fun to be a part of! Take a peek at what we are doing in kindergarten this month, and enjoy the April FREEBIES to try with your students as well!
A peak at our ELA activities…
By now, my students have mastered rhyming and syllables, but I still include these practice pages in every one of my monthly no prep packs. I also always include a monthly writing prompt, “I see” monthly booklets (emergent readers), a goal setting sheet and labeling practice.
My students like the routine of these pages. We set goals every month, and I keep them in a portfolio for parents at the end of the year. It is an awesome way to document their progress! I do the same with their writing prompts. We make our little emergent readers every month and by now they are pros! These are included in all of my No Prep Monthly packs. I have them in a literacy center, and since they have done them every month I don't even need to give directions. Students trace the sentences, color the pictures and practice reading them. Then, they read to a buddy and then take them home to share with their families.
Label the Bunny is always a fun activity. Even though my students may not be able to automatically read the words, they can usually use their decoding skills to figure them out (I remind them to look at the first sound!)
Included in this pack are quite a few CVC review pages, along with first and last sound matching pages.
We are working hard on word families right now too. I feel like this really helps my students become more automatic with reading and writing CVC words.
Do you work on sequencing and comprehension with your kinder students? We start these pages in the fall, and they have come so far! Quite a few don’t even need my help anymore and they enjoy the routine of these worksheets each month (these activities are in all of my monthly no prep packs.)
For both of these activities, we start whole group. Iread it aloud first, then wechoral read the passages together and then theybuddy read with the partner sitting next to them.For the comprehension passage, I then read the questions and we do think, pair, share (Think about the question and answer, turn to their partner and then share their thoughts.)
I show them how to find the answer and they circle/color the key words in the passage…. then we can answer the questions on the dotted lines!
Similar to the comprehension page, I read the EASTER SEQUENCING first to the class whole group and then we read it chorally. We then underline the key words and discuss the pictures. Finally, they can cut/glue/color the pictures to place the story in the correct order! I then have my kiddos practice retelling the story to their table buddies (I love listening to them do this – it is so cute!)
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Students practice using picture and context clues to finish the sentences. All the vocabulary words are given to them in the word bank at the bottom of the page.
We are working on end punctuation, and starting digraphs, long vowels and blends.
Have you started digraphs with your kiddos yet?
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Tip: I don't ever teach blends and digraphs at the same time - it totally confuses many of my students!
To help my students new master sight words each month, I use the same three tools for each word.
1) Color it, trace it, build it worksheet
2) Sentence building worksheet (I always love to throw in writing where I can!)
3) Fluency passage (helps them see the new word in context.)
Using this same approach every month saves me so much time in explaining the expectations and directions for this activity. I have them trained in exactly what is expected and they love the routine! All the work is done for you!
The six words we focus on for the month of April are: said, for, are, in, play,can
All of my Monthly No Prep Packs have this same set up for sight words! Each pack comes with these tools for teaching six new words a month.
Plus there are extra sight word activities you can use this month!
I like to use this sight word scramble as a little assessment at the end of the month to see who mastered our six new words.
A peak at our MATH activities…
My students are practicing more than/less than, one more/one less and teen numbers. Here are some fun activities we use!
We practice making ten, sums of 5 and numbers and operations in base 10 - all kindergarten common core standards. Do you do addition and subtraction story problems with your students? It definitely takes modeling at first, but by now my kiddos have them down and we love them!
All of my monthly no prep packs come with practice pages for counting by 5s and counting by 10s, addition and subtraction (with pictures) and shape sorting activities.
Two ways to practice 2D and 3D shapes - coloring and sorting by cut/paste.
How fun is the bunny hop to 10? Some of my kiddos are still struggling with making numbers equal 10, so this is fun practice.
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These monthly No Prep packs are a huge timesaver for you, and your kiddos will have so much fun learning the standards! The activities are perfect for homework, self starters, who group instruction, small group review, sub tubs and MORE!
All the work is done for you!
Just print and you are ready to teach your kindergarten students math, reading and writing for the entire month!
Everything is Common Core aligned and ready to teach! Activities are fun and engaging for students.