Color the Room December Bundle

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PreK - K, Homeschool
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    1. This Year Long Color the Room bundle is a great way to introduce write the room to your early learners who are struggling to form letters, read or write but still include them in the center process with key themes you are teaching. Students are asked to find a card and color it to match on the reco
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    This December Color the Room bundle is a great way to introduce write the room to your early learners who are struggling to form letters, read or write. Students are asked to find a card and color it to match on the recording sheet, testing their observation and coloring skills.

    As a first grade teacher in a low socio-economic setting, I often had a very skewed classroom spectrum of students who could read, struggled with letter names, and others who were several reading levels ahead.

    I needed an activity that would be fun and engaging for all learners yet not require many reading skills to complete so my centers would be independent. Creating Color the Room helped fill that need.

    Reasons to Love Color the Room:

    ♥ Two recording sheet styles are included to allow for easy differentiation of stamina or fine motor abilities. Simply choose the larger scale 6 picture recording sheet for struggling learners or the 12 picture recording sheets for quick finishers and on-target students.

    ♥ Encourages students to have self-control by providing an engaging activity they can easily complete independently (a great precursor to launching centers or workstations)

    ♥ Use to introduce learning centers so that students can practice the procedure and not have to focus on the skill

    ♥ Builds oral language and preliteracy skills by offering brightly colored task cards connected to favorite stories and concepts that will get them talking and sharing as they color with their friends

    ♥ Practice fine motor skills and pencil grip when holding crayons or colored pencils to complete their assessment sheet

    ♥ Young artists will focus on details in the pictures to match the colors correctly which will can be connected to the skill of studying words or pictures in stories for comprehension

    ♥ Use as a standalone activity for early finishers, as a “filler” activity for substitutes or as a fun holiday activity during a class party


    Included in This Color the Room Resource:

    12 Colored Task Cards for each topic (60 cards total) that cover popular concepts including polar express, gingerbread men, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the winter season

    3 Recording Sheets in 2 Styles for easy DIFFERENTIATION per topic (15 recording sheets total): Choose from 6 or all 12 pictures for students to color based on their fine motor control or stamina. You may also choose to split the center into two parts and do 6 pictures one rotation or week and the remaining 6 task cards another week/rotation.

    I Can Picture Direction Sheets for student to reference if they forget the center directions (eliminates all those “what are we doing” and “am I doing this right” questions)

    Getting Started helpful hints and directions page for the teacher


    Individual Products Included in This Bundle:

    Color the Room Christmas

    Color the Room Kwanzaa

    Color the Room Gingerbread

    Color the Room Polar Express

    Color the Room Winter



    How much time does this take to set up?

    These centers are designed to be very low prep. Simply print all the pages, laminate the 2 pages of task cards (2 pages per topic) along with the I Can card, choose and photocopy the recording sheets. Then, either hang the task cards around the room or place them in a small basket at your center station with the copied recording sheets.

    I recommend laminating the cards which have been created with simple cut lines and no paper waste (3 cuts per page of task cards). For durability, I’ve always cut and then laminate my cards which takes longer but eliminates the peeling edges if using a large-scale school laminator.

    Who should purchase this product?

    I created this center activity with the early educator in mind. If you are a homeschooling parent, preschool or preK teacher than this would be for you. Do not purchase if you are looking to tie it into a specific Common Core Standard or have students not needing to master fine motor, coloring skills or preliteracy skills (such as building stamina and oral language).

    How long does this activity last?

    This bundle is meant to be a month-long activity. Each of the 5 activities in the bundle are meant to last for one center rotation or activity time. If your center rotation lasts 2 weeks, this will be a 2-week activity.


    You May Also Be Interested in These Products:

    Color the Room January Bundle

    Sight Word Practice for Home

    ABC Letter Font Sort

    Alphabet Letters Match

    NEW Monthly Themed Color the Room activities coming on the 15th of each month!


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