This week we did our Rainbow unit! I do a Rainbow unit with my Kinders every year, but this year we have started implementing literacy centers into our curriculum so, I made some to go along with this unit. Surprisingly enough, my own, self-made centers went rather well! YAY!!!
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We did a sight word center. At this center, the children had to look at the word printed on the rainbow. They then built the word using the rainbow colored letter tiles. Then they recorded the word on their response sheets using colored pencils. The colors they used had to match the colors on the letter tiles…
Another center that we did was a word family center. The students had to look at the picture on the pot. They then had to sound the word out and build it using letter tiles. They had to decide what word family the word was from and record it on their response sheets under the correct word family.
The third center we did this week was a color word center. The students had to look at the mixed up word on the paint jar. They then had to unscramble the word and write in on their response sheets. (I got the word scramble idea from Kathleen Pedersen)They used the paint brushes with the color words on them to help them figure out which word was which.
This student is comparing the words to try to figure out which color word it is.
This center was a little more difficult for them to keep track of which words they had already done. After thinking about a way to solve this, I think next year I will give each child their own flip book set of the color words. That way, they can just flip through them in order and they won’t have to search around the table for the sheet that they haven’t done yet.
This center is also very easily differentiated. I also made a set of these that had the first letter underlined. (So, in the picture above, the b would have been underlined.) I used that set for my struggling students.