Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sunday Super Sale!

Hi Teacher Friends!  Are you ready for some great deals?  Please join us on Suday for the TpT Sunday Super Sale.  We have our store discounted  20%.  Be sure to use promo code: SUPER for all the great deals.  Happy Shopping!   


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fun in Kindergarten

Hi Teacher Friends!  We had lots of fun in kindergarten this past week.  Here are a few things that we have been doing.

We were busy completing some great activities for The Mitten.  We read two versions of The Mitten, one by Jan Brett and the other by Alvin Tresselt.  We completed this Venn Diagram from Deeanna Golden's Mitten Unit.  We want to send a big THANK YOU to Deeanna for creating this great unit.  (We also completed the snowman measurement / height comparison from Deeanna's Snowman unit, however I did not get a picture.)  Deeanna's Mitten unit is fabulous!  She has everything (pictures and all) in it you need to complete the activities.  Here is a link to her great blog.  Please check it out.  :)

We also have been completing a few fun bear activities this past week.  This is a favorite year after year.   This snack is from The Mailbox Magazine.  It is called "Camping Bears".  I had the kids come to the yellow table and we completed this one group at a time.  One bag of pretzels, one box of Teddy Grahams, and one can of cheese snack was plenty for my class of 20.  We even had extra to take to the principal, secretaries, and nurse in the office.
The kids brought their teddy bears (or other stuffed friend) to class on Friday.  They always enjoy this so much.  We compared the bears and graphed them according to these groups: Not a Bear, Small Bear, Medium Bear, or Big Bear.
Then for the afternoon, we took our paper towel binoculars and went around the school on a letter hunt.  We then rolled the Lakeshore carpet and to one side of the room.  I put down two inexpensive table cloths on the floor and we had a teddy bear picnic with our afternoon snack.  The kids had such a great time. 
Oh, it is good to be in kindergarten! 
Now it is time to get ready for Groundhog Day and our 100th Day of School.  I can hardly wait!  :)
Have a great week at school. 


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Back to Work

Hi Teacher Friends.  We completed a busy first week back after the Christmas break.  The kinderkids did a great job getting back into the daily routine.  We had to have inside recess a couple of days due to all the rain we received.  We are so thankful for the rain we received. 

I have pictures of two charts we completed together in class.  Nothing fancy, however, they get the job done.

We had a white Christmas this year!  This is not normal for our part of the world.  So we answered the question "Did it snow at your house Christmas day?" and completed a Tree Map.  Each child was given a black square of construction paper.  They used a white crayon to draw a snowflake.

Our C Scope science lessons have been about water. We have learned that water is a liquid, water can move, water is clear, and water takes the shape of the container it is in. We made a quick anchor chart for "Water Can Move". The kids drew a picture of water moving on a sticky note and added it to the chart.  
(By the looks of these two charts, a person might think I only have 15 or so students.  There were several students absent on the days we completed these due to little kindergarten germs.)

Have a great week at school.  :)


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year's Sale

Hi Teacher Friends.   

This is a quick post to let you know we are having a sale in our TpT store today and tommorrow.  Everything is 20% off.  Happy shopping.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and wonderful 2013!