What’s on the Tray Wednesday?
This week is Read across America week and Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. I realize that it is not Wednesday but I wanted to display what Montessori works we did this week to celebrate Dr. Seuss. We read Cat in the Hat, Cat in the Hat comes back, Barthalomew and the Oobleck, One fish two fish, red fish blue fish, The ABC book, Wacky Wednesday and the foot book.
Here are some math works we did with One fish two fish.
I was inspired by this book to make fish math works.
We practiced skip counting with Evan Moore’s Take it to your seat math centers. Each fish has a number on them and you have to put them in order and then write down the numbers you counted.
We sorted colored goldfish crackers. After they were sorted the kids filled out a color graph.
Here is our sandpaper numbers again doing their job! The kids put the sandpaper numbers in order and then count the fish to match each number. Like I said in my math post, I use these every month with new counters.
I found these Dr. Seuss erasers in the dollar bins at Target and I LOVE them!! We use them all the time. This is a pattern work. He is making ABC patterns.
Here are my lovely little counters as a number line! Dr. Seuss counters and the sandpaper numbers again.
I also got the cute little Dr. Seuss boxes in the dollar section of Target.
These are pictures of our Practical life work trays this week.
This is a magnet work. I made magnetic pom poms by hot gluing magnets to them. Put the card stock printable on a metal cookie sheet. The kids match the pom poms to the dots on the picture. Great for fine motor skills
Here is a Spoon transfer tray with ABC noodles. Transfer from left to right. This work tray was inspired by the ABC book by Dr. Seuss. (sorry about the orientation of the picture, blogger is playing tricks on me today)
We made blue jello with Swedish red fish and had goldfish for snack.
Here is our Seuss inspired language works.
Our class theme this year is Dr. Seuss. This is our Seuss word wall. The sight word cards are from here. For this game, the kids all line up on one side of the room and I call out a sight word. The kids each have a swat stick and they race to swap the word first. They keep track of their points by making tally marks on an index card.
At family hats for the cat in the hat!
My team teacher made these for the kids and they were on trays for the kids to add beginning sounds to the at words. I think they are adorable!
The tray on the top is a Dr. Seuss Rhyming work from Donna Glynn's Dr. Seuss pack.
We practiced our word families. I had just consonants in a basket with these cards on a tray and the kids had to use thinking skills to make new words. With Lakeshore learning letter tiles
The tray in the middle is full of fish cutouts with beginning sounds and pictures. I attached magnets to the back of them and the kids fished for beginning sounds with a magnet fishing rod. I got these from www.kidssoup.com
In my next post I will talk about our science works and Wacky Wednesday!! I am linking up with What's on the tray Wednesday and living Montessori now and Homeschool Creations, Preschool corner and 5K too!