Sunday, March 10, 2013

Question of the Day for Kindergarten

When I moved from First Grade to Kindergarten (for this year), I thought my Question of the Day was something that I would have to throw out.  As the year started though, I realized I could find a way to adapt it for my Kinders.  
This pack was my answer.  
This version should get Kindergarten teachers through an entire year, 180 questions!   I arranged the pack in a way where it progressively gets harder throughout the year. (The pack is 191 pages!)

 It begins with letter naming, then sounds, then nonsense words, identifying silly/real words, goes to reading a sight word, and then simple sentences...all with a yes or no answer.  The pack contains 180 days worth of questions, a poster for your board or notebook, and optional word titles for your board. 


 (This is an example from the beginning of the year.) 
 
I place the questions in plastic sleeves, in page number order, and then put a ring in the middle hole.  It hangs next to my board.  You could use pictures instead of student numbers with a magnet on the back, tins from the Dollar Store have been painted and then covered with wrapping paper with Modge Podge over them for the Yes and No Sections.
 My ELL students LOVE the question of the day!

Table of Contents

Weeks 1 and 2 Letter naming upper and lower case with 3 letters
Weeks 3 and 4 Letter naming upper and lower case with 4 letters
Weeks 5 and 6 Letter naming upper and lower case with 6 letters
Week 7 Say the sounds cvc short a as medial sound
Week 8 Say the sounds cvc short i as medial sound
Week 9 Say the sounds cvc short o as medial sound
Week 10 Say the sounds cvc short u as medial sound
Week 11 Say the sounds cvc short e as medial sound
Week 12 Read three cvc words
Week 13 Read three cvc words- extension is one a real word?
Week 14 Read three cvc words- extension is one a silly word?
Weeks 15-31 Read the sight word (mainly Dolch Primer)
Weeks 32 and 33 Read simple sentence- color words
Week 34 Read simple sentence- shape words
Week 35 Read simple sentence- sight word verbs
Week 36 Count the syllables in a picture
(poster and words for your question of the day area are also included)



Leave a comment (with email) below to win this pack or a different pack of your choice from my TPT shop!
Congrats #40 Cheryl!

Don't forget that I have Question of the Day packs specifically for First Grade, too!



65 comments:

  1. I love this idea! It's amazing how far they come in one year. This is such a simple, yet effective way to start the day.

    Lora
    lorajwebster@gmail.com

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  2. Oh boy! I love this packet!!!! LOVE IT!
    Robyn
    robynsnewnest@gmail.com

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  3. I would LOVE to win! Such a fantastic idea!

    newteacherniche@gmail.com

    Amber
    Sparkles, Smiles, and Successful Students

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  4. What a fabulous idea! And I've been modge podging lots lately so I'll definitely add those cute magnet boards to my to-do list!

    Jessica
    The Littlest Scholars
    littlestscholars@gmail.com

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  5. I so love this! This is really a neat idea for the kids....

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  6. I love this idea!! I have it in my cart just in case!!

    Stacey
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  7. I have been struggling with question/problem of the days with my multiages kiddos! This might do the trick. Thank you for the chance to win! I love following your blog and FB too.

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  8. Such a creative idea!
    sarahmackey2@yahoo.com

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  9. What a great preassessment!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  10. Awesome idea!
    julie.francolino@uconn.edu

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  11. Holey moley - I love your octopus...too cute. :)

    Catherine
    brownbagteacher@gmail.com
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  12. They look great!

    kjleatherman@gmail.com

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  13. I love using a question of the day. I use it in math and have them keep a journal of their answers. It's a great way to see how my students respond to word problems. These look like another great thing to incorporate in my classroom.
    kvanooyen4@gmail.com

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  14. I am in love with this, Jennifer! My fingers are crossed!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  15. This looks great. I am moving to kinder next year (from first) so this would be very useful.
    Jennifer
    loularkin@comcast.net

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  16. I love this idea... good way to start the day! I'd love the 1st grade pack.
    aconnolly1216@gmail.com

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  17. This is a wonderful idea! I love how it can become a routine for the students and get them independently thinking! I have dual language students and this would be a wonderful activity to integrate!
    lizdarden9@gmail.com

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  18. What a great idea! You've put a lot of work into this!

    Sarah
    smbhankinson@gmail.com
    Learning is for Superstars
    FB page

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  19. How cute is your version of Question of the Day! I love how it can be an assessment tool as well.

    Gwen
    learningwithmrsbrinn@gmail.com

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  20. THis has been on my to do to make forever. This would be awesome.
    Lindseyjpaulson@gmail.com

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  21. Love it! I always start off strong w/ my Questions, but progressively get lazy. This packet will solve that problem:)

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  22. I would love the 1st grade question packet!
    Epodolski@arcsgalloway.org

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  23. I love doing "Question of the Day" in my Kdgn classroom. I love that you make these harder throughout the year. Love this!
    mhoffmann@isd2397.org

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  24. I have started doing a sight word of the day in my class, but I love the idea of starting it in the beginning and building on it! Looking at your post had me thinking about where I could set up this question of the day in my classroom! Love this idea, I would love to win this pack!

    kmg258@gmail.com

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  25. What a good idea. A new way to start the day every day. I would love to win this pack! Love your ideas.

    susanhaworth81@gmail.com

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  26. I have never seen anything like this before. I would like to get the 1st grade edition for my students!

    Teresa
    tmburgess@roaneschools.com

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  27. I too started in 1st grade and moved to Kindergarten. Not sure which grade I like best. How about you?

    teachlearndreamsucceed@gmail.com

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  28. I would love your first grade set. I love teaching first grade and I'm not sure I could handle going down to kindergarten.
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

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  29. I've done a word of the day with my kids but not a question of the day. I would love to try this out with my firsties!

    Brandy Withers
    Firstie Kidoodles
    withers.brandy@yahoo.com

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  30. Love that this idea can be used with kinders! Your bulletin board is so adorable! Love the ocean theme!
    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com
    ThePolishedTeacher

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  31. This is such a great idea! I love your board too!! This would be an awesome morning activity! The first grade one is going on my TPT wish list!
    Rambling About Reading

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  32. Love this idea. I have a similar entrance routine. They have a letter, sight word, or addition/subtraction fact on their desk each morning. In order to do lunch count they have to tell myself, my aide or student teacher what is on their cards. It's very easy to differentiate according to abilities from low to high. Thanks for the new idea! :) Laura Peden lpeden@pbl.k12.il.us

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  33. Would absolutely love to win your question of the day pack!
    Kyp (teacheskids@yahoo.com)

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  34. What a great idea - I think my kids would love this! Alicia atmalec@sbcglobal.net

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  35. This is too awesome!! I do a different question of the day set from Lakeshore, but this looks even better! :)

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  36. I would love this pack! It would allow my Kinders to get off on the right foot in the morning, putting their brains to the test! :)

    Rebecca
    ilove2teach06@Yahoo.com

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  37. This is such a great idea! What a great warm-up idea for morning meeting or calendar time or even before the end of the day! Love it!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  38. Love this idea!

    smontano9@cox.net

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  39. I love this idea!!! :)
    And I love your Bulletin Board! :)
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  40. i like this so much!! also, the fish cracks me up. : ) vhair61215@gmail.com

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  41. What a great idea! I'm always looking for new ways to engage my kinders and this pack would be great! :)

    Stephanie
    sgies328@gmail.com

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  42. LOVE LOVE LVE this! I did a question of the day before, but sometimes struggled to come up with a question. Love that it is ready for the WHOLE year and really cute way of displaying it!

    Kelli
    kmclaird83@gmail.com

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  43. This looks like an amazing packet! Win or lose I will be adding it to my collection...so I'm a winner either way! :-). Thank you for sharing!!!

    Jennifer
    lofgrenj@vail.k12.az.us

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  44. Wow! Hoping to win!

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  45. Yay! Love it!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  46. Love this! It is perfect for helping your kinders really think!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars
    readerstars@gmail.com

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  47. This packet is awesome! Thanks for creating it!

    Michelle
    mmaskew40@gmail.com

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  48. this is great! i hope i win this-would love to have it to start off with next year!
    ltowater@k12tn.net

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  49. This is great! I know my kids would love this!
    draken@uni.edu

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  50. Great idea! I'm actually going to start using it with my Pre-K son too!
    Autumn
    autndave@gmail.com

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  51. What a great idea! My firsties would love this.
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  52. I love this idea!!
    woods.courtney@gmail.com

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  53. What a wonderful idea! You are SO organized! This would be a terrific and meaningful time saver!

    Thank you!
    Clair
    Clairhr@comcast.net

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  54. I love this idea! Super cute!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

    karenrowland112677@yahoo.com

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  55. Looks great! cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  56. I would LOVE to win this for Kindergarten!!

    jen
    jeneratorj@gmail.com

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  58. This is awesome! I would love to use this in my classroom.
    elyse724@atlanticbb.net

    Elyse

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  59. This is great! I know my kids would love this!
    lopezanamarie9@gmail.com

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  60. I would love to use these! I have questions for turn-to-your-neighbor and discuss. But some are too hard for them. These would be much better to use.
    tzinter@hotmail.com

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  61. I. Love. your data board! It's on my list of things to do for next year!
    Yolanda

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  62. oooooh! i love this idea!
    mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

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  63. Hi Jennifer! I am your newest follower! I found your blog thru Fifth in the Middle's State Link. I love, love, love the red book case in one of your photos!
    Visit my blog when you have time!
    Carol

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  64. What a fantastic idea! So many of my lovely kindergarteners enter the classroom sleepy each day, and I would love to have a question of the day to get their minds thinking first thing in the morning! I wish I could take a tour of your precious classroom, but I am from a "rural" part of Tennessee! :) I sure have my fingers crossed to be the "lucky" winner of your awesome packet! Thanks for the chance to win!

    mmcbride@dyercs.net

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