Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WINNER WEDNESDAY: On the Farm with Mrs. Wishy Washy




Oh, Mrs. Wishy-Washy...how we love Mrs. Wishy-Washy!  Do your students love this lady as much as ours do?  Our students beg to read more of Mrs. Wishy-Washy- or even, to re-read her stories! 

To accompany these stories, we created a Reading mini-unit with Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her farm friends.  We are excited to be giving away this unit and look forward to using it next week with our own students.

This mini-unit would work well for your students at the beginning of the year.  The skills included are: beginning sounds, color words, sight words, handwriting, and simple text.

 Students use their knowledge of beginning sounds to "code" the mystery sight words.  There is a resource included to help those students who are not proficient with beginning sounds.

 Students pull one of Mrs. Wishy-Washy's friends and search for miniature pictures.  Once students have found the pictures, they are to determine the beginning sound of that picture and work locate it on their recording sheet.  Aren't these magnifiers adorable?  Our kiddos LOVE getting to use such a cool tool in centers.

 This is another class favorite.  Reflecting images into a mirror keeps students engaged and interested.  At this activity, students reflect the sight word and record the image on their recording sheet.


 This activity can be used in a variety of ways.  Here, we had students read the sentences with their partner, then practice writing the sentences, using the pocket chart as their resource.  Our kinders need practice with handwriting and writing complete sentences, so this is a win-win activity for us!

Who doesn't love when Mrs. Wishy-Washy makes all the animals take a bath?  Throughout this activity, students work to determine what color paint Mrs. Wishy-Washy had to wash off of the animals.  Students are able to use a multitude of skills to complete this activity.

Our kinders are all about emergent readers.  One of their favorite things each week is getting to add a new reader to their Reading Briefcases.  This mini-unit includes an easy reader for extra practice.

If you aren't our lucky winner, but would still like to take a peek at this mini unit, click the image below.

This unit contains:
*An Emergent Reader - Mrs. Wishy Washy's Little Animals
*Farm Reflections - A Mirrored Sight Word Activity
*Sudsy Sentences - A Pocket Chart Activity
*Mrs. Wishy Washy's Mystery Words - A Beginning Sounds Mystery
*A Homework Practice Sheet
*A Mini-Assessment on Knowledge of Setting
*A Mini-Assessment on Knowledge of Characters
*A Mini-Assessment on Knowledge of Sequence of Events
*Various Sequencing Booklets
*Itty Bitty Beginning Sounds - Barnyard Style Activity
*Bubble-y Sight Words - Color Words, Write-the-Room

If you would like a chance to win this unit, please enter using Rafflecopter below.  We will be drawing Thursday morning!

Best of Luck!



16 comments :

  1. Last year my favorite farm activity was having the kids recreate a scene from Mrs Wishy Washy. They drew the background, created characters and then retold the story to me!!

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    1. This sounds like so much fun! Pulling in the comprehension elements is such a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!!! We will be trying that out with the story! :)
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  2. Such a cute activity! My Kinder kiddos LOVE Mrs. Wishy Washy too!

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    1. Thank you! Our Kinders love her, too!
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  3. This is cute! Would love to use it with my firsties! :)

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    1. Thank you, Delaney! We appreciate you entering to win.
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  4. We love making paper farm animals and creating a "farm" bulletin board outside our classroom! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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    1. That sounds like it makes an amazing bulletin board! I bet your kids love to see their animals hanging up!!
      Thank you so much for entering, Christine!
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  5. My kids learn about farm animals all week and then illustrate and write about their favorite one. We even tie some technology in. It's lots of fun! :)

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    1. What a great idea! I bet they know a ton about farm animals by the end of the unit! We love the idea of pulling in some technology! Thank you so much for entering!
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  6. How fun! My class loves acting out Mrs. Wishy Washy with animal crackers and chocolate pudding.

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    1. That sounds like so much fun, Lori! Our Kinders sure love to eat! We will definitely be trying that out with the story!
      Congratulations on winning the unit! We hope it is helpful in your classroom!
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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