I was lucky enough to go to the Illinois Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference last Thursday and Friday. There were plenty of inspirational speakers and I came home with TONS of ideas. For once I did not come home with tons of "stuff" I bought. I think I maybe just might have already purchased everything they sell there:) Anyway, I wanted to bring my class a little gift from my "trip." I got them nothing but good ideas and a reinvigorated teacher. SO . . . I told the kiddos I got them some new fun games to try. Today we played a game I got from Kurt Schwengel at Rock and Roll Kindergarten I printed up a list with all the students' names and an equal number of sight words. Then I printed the sight words on small flash cards. Each child got a list, clip board, pencil and one flash card (they were encouraged not to look at the flash card). I showed them how to lick the back of the flash card and stick it on their forehead. I love kindergarteners. They just did it. Then the students roamed around the room reading sight words. They drew a line from their peer's name to the sight word they read off their peer's forehead. Some kids were trying to figure out the word on their head using this process of elimination. In general we were simply trying to line up all the words and names. I thought it would be a loud game. Nope. Everyone was too intent on finishing. Thanks to Kurt for a fun sight word head hunt!
Yes, we tossed out the flashcards when we were done! The FDKers were happy to take home their lists though - hopefully to read to their parents. ah