Fun and Engaging Craft Activities for Literacy Week

This week, our school will be celebrating Literacy Week.  We have a lot of fun planned for each day of the week. Thursday we will be having a Math and Literacy Night.  This is always a huge event for our families.  Our PTA this year gave us money to buy books.  Every child who attends will receive a book to take home.  We will also be having some guest readers from our local Target store.
Luckily I noticed that we also have spring pictures on Thursday- that would not have been a good day to have Crazy Hair.

On Wednesday we have author Jonathan London coming for a visit. I am super excited to get his new book and have him sign a dedication to my class.  Jonathan lives about 20 minutes from our school- how lucky our we!!!!
Froggy Gets a Doggy
To promote literacy, each classroom decorates their doors or windows.  Many teachers use Dr. Seuss for their inspiration.  This year I decided to go a different direction. 
Froggy window display

Froggy Window Display for Literacy Week
I used the Froggy glyph pattern from Deanna Jumps Math and Literacy fun with Froggy pack.  
Math and Literacy Fun with Froggy by Deanna Jump

Using the settings on my printer, I set the pages to print 2 pages onto 1 page.  This reduced the size of the pattern pieces by 50%. I loved the glyph, but decided to just make the Froggys.  I led the kids through the building of him piece by piece.  
Froggy window display for Literacy Week using Deanna Jumps Froggy unit
I think they turned out adorable. 
Froggy window display for Literacy Week

My window was put up on Friday, so I don't have pictures of the rest of the classes.  I'll post those this week.

We will be making Hats on Tuesday. Super simple to make.  Just need 1 red long piece for the headband and 9  1"x9"strips glued across the top edge.  Our school has really large construction paper so I am able to cut just one piece for the headbands other wise you will need to staple/glue two strips together. 
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hats Free image
To get your copy of the Thing 1 and 2  image just click the picture below.
FREE Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hats

Here is what is in our plans this week.  
Listening Center: Green Eggs and Ham. We then will be doing a simple hat rhyming sheet that I made and using CVC  my segmenting cards

Green Eggs and HamCVC Sound segmenting cards
My other Centers
Focus letter of the week is W Focus Number is 19
Letter Ww book
Letter W book with predictable text using sight words.
Sorting words that begin with W. and then Computers/iPads using Lexia
sorting beginning sounds using a circle map
Rainbow writing and illustrating the sentence for the Letter W
alphabet practice and rainbow writing, good for kindergarten centers
I will be assessing this week to finish up for report cards.   
We will also begin to work on daily editing of sentences using my Read, Fix Write Pack. You can download a sample by clicking the picture below.
read the sentence, edit and re-write, kindergarten editingFreedbie: read, fix, write

After assessing rhyming with my class I still have some friends who just don't get it. So with the help of Dr. Seuss's books this week and my new Rhyme Time pack, they just might get it.
rhyming cards and worksheets, rhyme time
I'll also be using pages from my March No Prep Just Print and I'll be using my March Math and Literacy Centers during Math workStations and Literacy Workstations
March no prep just print pack for kindergartenMarch math and literacy centers for kindergarten

I'll be posting pictures as the week goes on.  Time to working on those report cards.
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