Tracking with Kindergarteners? What does that look like? I have heard this question so much so I wanted to share plus we actually started our tracking wall this week and my kiddos were so excited! It is so fun to my students excited about getting to put/ move their car on our "Road to Learning"! I had a few who came back the very next day and were so excited to want to let me know that they practiced their letters and sounds last night. I love to see them so excited and motivated about learning and seeing themselves as learners. Here is a picture of what our Kindergarten tracking wall looks like! This is all 3 classes in our building.
There are 3 roads : the bottom road is for Letter Recognition - broken down into Upper (blue car) and Lowercase (green car) letters , the middle road is for Letter Sounds and the top row is for sight words. Look at how many cars are already up on their way to their destinations. I even have one little guy who already has his trophy up for knowing all 100 Kindergarten sight words ( see small trophy by the door) That was a first for me, but I had his sister last year and so he was pumped and mom said practiced all summer. We don't have the "winners circle" up yet, but are going to get on it! ! This is our 3rd year to use the Road to Learning tracking wall and we have seen such great motivation amongst our little K kiddos. After about mid- year, we transfer the top road to the bottom of the wall for easier access for most kids. This was very easy to create and get started with, but for those interested, my dear sweet colleague Laura recreated our signs, etc.. this year and has developed a packet in her TpT store. You can find it here.
I am absolutely loving the start to this school year. I have a group of really bright, sweet and kind students. I can't wait to see what this year holds.
Blessings to you all!