Love it! How do your pre-k kiddos do w/ the actual writing part of the activity? I have a few that I know could do it w/out a problem, another handful that might need a little assistance and then a few that I think would really struggle. Just curious what your experience was with this and how you might manage these read-around the room activities. Never thought to do this, but I love the idea and the concept. Going to put this up this week for our dental health unit.
What I do is cut the cards apart and tape them around the room. I then put the recording sheet on a clipboard(you can also use hardback books and binderclips to hold the paper on)I model the activity for the whole class, walking around quietly, finding the card and writing the word. The first couple of times I am walking the room as they are finding the cards, helping them as needed. For those who do not have the writing skills yet I have them try and if they just can't I let them put a check mark on the line once they find the card. At least this way they are seeing the word/picture association. In small group I will then go over beginning/ending sounds and have them practice writing on a dry erase board. I have one student this year who behaviorally just can't do it so I give him copies of the vocabulary cards and have him sit at his seat to fill in the record sheet. I hope this helps, feel free to email me or visit my blog for more ideas firstname.lastname@example.org and www.thecrazypre-kclassroom.blogspot.com
I am a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at Round Rock Christian Academy in Round Rock, Tx. I am in the midst of teaching my 7th year of pre-k. I have worked in several NAEYC accredited Child Care Centers and my current school is accredited by ACSI and SACS.