Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pigs in Wigs and Johnny Appleseed Centers in Action!

Last week our story was Pig in Wig. I *love* this story and it's always a hit with my kids too. On Friday we made our own Pigs in wigs and completed our Realism and Fantasy chart.

It's almost Johnny Appleseed time! I love this time of year and celebrating Johnny Appleseed's birthday is one of my favorite celebrations in first grade. I thought I'd share some of the centers *in action* so you could see how they are done. I'm a visual person and I always like to see centers being done. :)

Apple Addition: Students will write the complete addition sentence after they have matched up the addition picture to the sum.

 Sorting Odd and Even numbers

 Sorting CVC words by short vowel sounds

 ABC Order

 Number/Number Word Match Up

 Rhyming words 

 Sight word graphing

 What's the Missing Number? This targets which numbers come before after  and in between.

 Number Word/Dice Match Up

 Which Number is Less? This can also be done as Which Number is Greater?

 Syllable Sort

All 12 centers are included in my Johnny Appleseed Unit, which you can find here

*****Check back later in the week for a big thank you gift!! 


  1. Your pigs in wigs make me smile! So cute! I'm off to check out your Johnny Appleseed goodies! Thanks. :)


  2. Your Johnny Appleseed unit looks great! Loved it all!

  3. Got any Fox and Kit centers coming????

  4. I have never heard of Pigs in Wigs. But I'll add it to my wishlist and check it out. I love funny books! Your Johnny Appleseed unit looks great!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  5. Those are really cute! We are doing Pig in a Wig this week. It is a cute story. :)

    Sugar and Spice

  6. I love your pigs in wigs - do you have the templates to make those pigs in wigs? Thanks!

  7. Such a cute unit! LOVE IT!


  8. Pigs in Wigs would be a fun activity for me to do before the BarB-Que festival here in Lexington, NC.

    I'm having a give away. Stop by soon!

  9. I love your pigs!! I have been looking to your site for great Reading Street ideas. Thank you.

    I posted some Big Blue Ox powerpoints to go along with introducing the spelling words and one (easier) Making Words activity.

    Thanks again!


  10. Love it all, but those pigs in wigs are Amazingly Adorable!
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  11. just found your blog on pinterest while searching for a caramel apple activity. I teach kindergarten, btw. check out my daughter's blog b/c i think you will like it!:)