Hello Teacher Friends and Hello February! May I ask, where did January go???
The last couple of weeks have been very busy in kindergarten. We celebrated teddy bear day, learned all about groundhogs for Groundhog Day and then celebrated the 100th day of school. It seems as though we have been on the go, go, go! Here are a few pictures of the special extra activities we completed along with our regular lessons for language arts, math, science, and social studies.
We created these snowmen to use as decoration at the January meeting of the school board. We used the snowman directions from TLC's Beginning Lessons book. You can check out Kaye's site for her TLC books at www.tlclessons.com
Each kindergarten class made a poster of snowmen for the school board members.
We celebrated teddy bear day as we learned about letter Bb. This is another project from TLC. We used the bear pattern in TLC's Beginning Lessons book.
January means snowflakes! We made the snowflake from TLC's Winter book.
January also means mittens. We read two different versions of this classic tale and then graphed our favorite version.
We celebrated the 100th day of school this past Wednesday.
This little display is always a hit with the kids. I found the idea for this door display on Mrs. Fischer's Kinder Themes website. Unfortunately, I have not been able to access her website.
We made these cute hats for the 100th day from Cara Carroll. She has these on her blog as a free download. http://thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.com We also made the special snack. I have seen pictures of these snacks all over the web. I would like to give credit where credit is due. If you know the original source, please let me know. I had the kids put together their own snack and they got such a big kick out of it!
We made these adorable 100 year old portraits of ourselves. These are from Deanna Jump's unit. These little projects always get lots of compliments from everyone in the building. You can check out Deanna's site at http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com
Here is a collection of 100th day books. We didn't get a chance to read all of these but we are trying. Even after the 100th day passed, the kids still asked me to read from this selection.
Another fun 100th day activity we did was our 100th day number parade. We assign each kindergarten student a number to decorate. Then on the 100th day, we have a parade through the elementary hallways. We have lots of parents attend and all the classrooms line the halls to watch the kindergarten kids. After the parade, we put the numbers in the hall for a 100th day number display. I'll try to get a picture of the display and post it. I originally found this idea on a terrific kindergarten website called Mrs. Pohlmeyer's Kinderpage. Sadly, Mrs. Pohlmeyer closed her website.
On Friday morning, the kids used their marker boards to practice writing their numerals counting down from 20 to 1 as I completed lunch count and attendance. I received this sweet little message from one of my kindergarten girls. It just made my day! :)
Thanks for making it all the way to the end of this post. Have a great, restful weekend.