Get Your Kids Out Of Their Seat-CVC Word Practice



My kids sure get the wiggles when we sit for more than a few minutes. I created this little "read the room" and "write the room" activity to get my kids up and moving while practicing their cvc words. I created two sets. One set of cards has cvc pictures on it. Students find the pictures hidden throughout the room and write a cvc word to match each picture on the recording sheet. I also created a set that has the words. Students read the cvc words and draw a picture to illustrate the cvc word. My kids loved them!

Crystal McGinnis


These printables are a sneak peak at my Winter themed common core Kindergarten math and literacy printables. These printables are super easy, you just print and go! I have several of them in my literacy and math center rotations. Grab them in my tpt store by clicking here!
Crystal McGinnis

Valentine's Day In K!

We just celebrated Valentine's Day in my kindergarten classroom. This is one of the most anticipated days of the school year. Here is a peak into our day!
I made strawberry floats for the class. I mixed ice cream, strawberry soda, and whipped cream together. The kids loved these!
Valentine Boxes
Next we shared our Valentine boxes. My class (and the neighboring classes) did such an amazing job on these. I snapped a few pics.



Mine Craft Something???

Puppy Dog

Poodle WOW!


 Ninja Turtle
We raced moving M&M's from one cup to another using only a straw.

We stacked as many candy hearts as we could on top of each other without them toppling over.

We played Valentine's Addition Race. Students roll two dice and add the numbers. They then cross of the answer on their recording sheet. The first person to have all numbers crossed off was the winner.

We measured using candy hearts.


We made these heart hats our of paper plates. I already had them cut out. The kids decorated them with stickers. Simple and cute!

Valentine and February Resources

I create almost all of the resources that I use in my classroom. Here are some samples of February resources that are found in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.





Simple Heart Craft

I was looking for a quick and easy Valentine's themed craft to decorate my room with, and this was both quick and easy. My kiddos decorated these during our inside recess today. I simply took coffee filters and folded them in half. I cut a heart shape out of the filter and then re-folded it. My kinders took dot markers and dotted one sided of the coffee filters with multiple colors. They then unfolded it, and it was done! Simple, simple, simple!

We made these simple Valentine Cards. The template is free in my TPT store. Click the link below to get it.

Valentine's Day Frog Stand-Up Craftivity

                    Get your frog pattern here!




Crystal McGinnis

Sight Words Activity

Today my kinders made sight word ice cream cones and they absolutely loved it. They could not wait to decorate their ice cream in different flavors. I try to change up my sight word activities every week so that my kids have a variety of activities to choose from. I use the Journeys reading series which introduces my kids to 40 sight words throughout the school year. Now that my kids know how to build the sight word ice cream cones, I will place this in my literacy center as another sight word activity.
Journeys 2011 Kindergarten Sight Words Word Building Activity

Crystal McGinnis

Bingo Marker Literacy and Math Centers

My kids LOVE dot markers! I want to keep them happy so I decided to incorporate dot markers into my next math and literacy station rotations. I created some activities that should work for my students who are at different stages of learning. Here is what I came up with.

Students will find the missing letter on the task card and then dot the missing letter on a recording sheet.
 Students will look at pictures and dot the beginning sound of each picture on a recording sheet.

 This is for my kids who are still struggling with letter recognition. Students will look at a capital letter and dot the lowercase match.

We are working on number sense and number recognition. My students will look at a number line that has a number missing on it. My students will then dot the missing number on a recording sheet.
This center is for my kids that are already blending their cvc words. Students read the cvc word and find the matching picture on their recording sheet. They will then dot the picture.

Two and three d shapes are a Common Core Standard for Kindergarten. My students will spin this spinner. They will then find a shape picture that matches the shape and dot it on the recording sheet.

Kindergarten students are expected to have addition fluency now. My kids will add the numbers and dot the sum on their recording sheet.

My students will look at the number and number word and create that many dots with their dot markers.
You can get my centers in my TPT store for 2.25 if your kids like dot markers also!
Do A Dot Marker Center Fun! 9 Do a Dot Marker Math and Lit
Crystal McGinnis