Let's get our Kinders Retelling Great Books!

Monday, January 16, 2017



Hello Friends!
 I hope you all had an amazing Holiday and a restful vacation with family and friends! Happy NEW YEAR! I got back to school Monday and we are excited about "Stretching our Brains" in  2017! Thank you Julie Lee for the cute party face Idea!



We are in the "Winter Mood!" 
We have  had a lot of rain and it's finally cold. 
So it does feel like winter in Southern California!
I'm starting back with some fun Mitten activities! On Monday
I introduced Jan Brett's The Mitten and then on Tuesday we practiced this frame with each child's name in the pocket chart. We reread the Mitten several times throughout this rainy week to get the sequencing embedded in our minds!



On Thursday, we made a mini book for our book boxes which included some "tricky words" (down and made). 
We will keep them in our book boxes for rereading.


On Friday we sewed these darling mittens and retold the story together during Reader's Workshop!









Here are two more activities you can do with the Mitten!
A retelling wheel and a comparison map with the books by 
Jan Brett and Alvin Tresselt.



I just posted my New Mitten Pack  this morning!
It includes 10 activities from Jan Brett's The Mitten and a Comparison Map with Alvin Tresselt




If you love RETELLING like I do check out my friend Kim Adsit's blog post all about retelling and see our New Packet we have created together.  

Props and Activities for 10 Popular Children's Books!



If you live in or around Wisconsin Come see me! February 27th!










Back to School With KinderbyKim (Duplicate)

Monday, September 19, 2016


Hi Friends many of my links are not working properly since the "hacking." I'm re-posting this blog from yesterday to see if it will link to my FB page.

Day one! 
(A 3 day week)
Chicka, Boom, Boom!
 We had a great first 
day in our classroom!
The first day my kiddos go home at 10:50 
no lunch that day.
I have BTSN that night.


Good Morning Song
This is a freebie in my TPT store.


"This is how I color on the first day of school." 
I had these up for BTSN.  
Thank goodness for 1 hour photos!


Friday is cooking day! 
We made Chicka Boom 
Trees and wrote the Recipe



Week two we made this cute alphabet activity from 
Miss Lee's Kindergarten
They make me so happy!
 Thank you Julie!



We introduced our classroom helper 


We are Book Lovers.
 We learned how to read books carefully.


How many letters in your name?  
First I wrote their names in yellow highlighter.
 Next they tore astro-bright paper to decorate their names.
 The next day we cut them apart to see how many letters and glued back down on a paper. Then we sorted by how many letters. 
I forgot to take a picture of that part!


 Week two we made Friendship fruit and wrote the 
Recipe


This week we shared our Me in a Bag
I gave each parent at Back to School Night a brown
 paper bag with this note attached. 
This not my original idea. My teammate shared with me. 
There are many versions on Pinterst too!
I really enjoyed hearing about all my kiddos favorite things.


Here is a sample of goodies in the bag, Aliana likes 
to read Korean, swim, she loves animals and God!


In Reader's Workshop
We learned about where to find the title of a book.
We worked on our "Reading Stamina"


Last but not least we made our "All About Me Glyph"
**Not shown but included in our busy day was learning how to write our letters, Math Wall which included: 5 frames,  subitizing, writing numbers, simple CGI stories, STMATH and tallies! We have a short day the first 3 and 1/2 weeks due to "Welcome conferences." This is an opportunity for parents to to tell me about their child and for me to do a mini assessments.
Tomorrow starts our full day and Writer's Workshop begins!
Enjoy your week!
Kim















Back to School with Kinderbykim

Sunday, September 18, 2016



Day one! 
(A 3 day week)
Chicka, Boom, Boom!
 We had a great first 
day in our classroom!
The first day my kiddos go home at 10:50 
no lunch that day.
I have BTSN that night.


Good Morning Song
This is a freebie in my TPT store.


"This is how I color on the first day of school." 
I had these up for BTSN.  
Thank goodness for 1 hour photos!


Friday is cooking day! 
We made Chicka Boom 
Trees and wrote the Recipe



Week two we made this cute alphabet activity from 
Miss Lee's Kindergarten
They make me so happy!
 Thank you Julie!



We introduced our classroom helper 


We are Book Lovers.
 We learned how to read books carefully.


How many letters in your name?  
First I wrote their names in yellow highlighter.
 Next they tore astro-bright paper to decorate their names.
 The next day we cut them apart to see how many letters and glued back down on a paper. Then we sorted by how many letters. 
I forgot to take a picture of that part!


 Week two we made Friendship fruit and wrote the 
Recipe


This week we shared our Me in a Bag
I gave each parent at Back to School Night a brown
 paper bag with this note attached. 
This not my original idea. My teammate shared with me. 
There are many versions on Pinterst too!
I really enjoyed hearing about all my kiddos favorite things.


Here is a sample of goodies in the bag, Aliana likes 
to read Korean, swim, she loves animals and God!


In Reader's Workshop
We learned about where to find the title of a book.
We worked on our "Reading Stamina"


Last but not least we made our "All About Me Glyph"
**Not shown but included in our busy day was learning how to write our letters, Math Wall which included: 5 frames,  subitizing, writing numbers, simple CGI stories, STMATH and tallies! We have a short day the first 3 and 1/2 weeks due to "Welcome conferences." This is an opportunity for parents to to tell me about their child and for me to do a mini assessments.
Tomorrow starts our full day and Writer's Workshop begins!
Enjoy your week!
Kim














Super Reading Powers! Ideas I shared from ITEACHK & ESGI

Saturday, August 6, 2016


 I found these 6 capes on amazon they now are $16.00. $9 less than when I bought them in June. I'm going to buy some more! 
My friend has a Cricut and she made the SR for me out of glitter 
iron on paper from Hobby Lobby! Thank you Jamie!


I made new covers for my Traveling Word Walls!





We keep our traveling word wall in our book boxes!







ESGI makes printable individual 
flash cards for practice at home!


I will use these color coded lists to help kiddos practice!
 When they know all the red they will go on a metal ring
 in their book box!




This year I plan on making theses cute TP roll Super Readers!
 We will roll up the sight words that we are working on and slip inside the tube!


With  ESGI  I can print out individualize parent letters

Isn't this cool!
I can even see a graph of how we are doing over all!


This tells me we need to practice the word "want" more.


When I introduce "pointing and tracking"
 we will make these Super Reader pointing sticks!


More fun ways to get your Kiddos READING!


 DON"T FORGET! 
Have you entered for your chance to  get one of ten $50 TPT cards? During the Back to School with  ESGI and Friends contest you could win one of those gift cards! Just use the link highlighted here and you'll get 60 free days of this awesome program, enter the raffle and get $40 dollars off  your first year subscription!