Centers that get students moving and also learning! WIN!
Movement and Learning
I worry about sit and get… you know… where you students spend their days sitting and working on worksheets. The kindergarten classroom has changed over the last 20 years. As teachers, we have had to come up with ways for students to couple fun with learning! I think it can be done!
Research has proven that movement and novelty are paramount with student learning. So why not include movement in their center time!
Write the Room
This type of activity has been around for a long time. Students simply go on a “hunt” for cards that are placed around the room. Yesterday, I was with some kinder friends who were at this center. This is what one friend said, “I like it because it is like going on an animal adventure where you go to find animals, expect you are looking for school things instead!” Ha! I totally get it! One of the Perfect Son’s favorite activities to do when he was little to look for pennies that were hidden around the room. This is the same concept. Students LOVE it!
Keep it going all year!
By adding new themes, students are able to maintain their excitement as they go on the hunt! They squeal with excitement as they see the new cards have been added.
Elizabeth Coller and I have teamed up to bring you monthly Write the Room activities. She is precious, kind, and pretty darn smart! You can swing by her blog HERE. Elizabeth and I created a Bible version of my writing stations. You can see that set HERE.
We have included black line versions of these activities in the same unit, so if you are limited on color copies… no problem!
Editable Sight Words
Everyone has a different sight word list… right? So you can add your own words to make this center fit YOUR needs.
My sweet little friends had a great time with these!