Thanksgiving Freebie! Tom Turkey's Terrific Tens Hats!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 With Thanksgiving just a few days away and a short week for me next week. (Only Monday and Tuesday) I thought my kiddos would enjoy counting by tens with this cute little turkey hat!

My children will cut out the hat pattern and glue it to a sentence strip. Next they will cut out and order their tens and glue them to their hat.  I use dot paints for fast and fun decorating!

If your not in the mood for hats your kiddos can cut, glue and order their numbers. For an added challenge have them write their numbers underneath.

Try ordering tallies to 50!

Pilgrim Power and Tasty Turkeys!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I found variations of these little cuties all 
over Pinterest a few weeks ago. I just had to make them. 
They look so fun hanging in our classroom. 
We have been talking about how the Pilgrims lived
 in their new world.

We wrote about what the Pilgrim boys and girls 
did to help their families.

Tom Turkey Says 
"Eat cake..or cookies or pizza!"
 "Not me!"

 I saw these fun turkeys on First Grade Parade's blog. 
They are super easy to make!
I created a turkey's can, have, are ...paper plus
a writing paper to go with it.

 This is always one of my favorite bulletin boards!
It always makes me smile.

I love to see all the people and things they are thankful for!

They end up really looking like my kiddos.
Enjoy your holiday!
Big hugs to all the Veterans in my life and yours.

Long Ago.. Extravaganza!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

This darling turkey pattern hat is found in my

We are busy planning our Long Ago days in Kindergarten. 
We celebrate the day before Thanksgiving break. 
All Kindergarten classes participate together. 
We are fortunate here in CA that the weather is usually great. 
Yet in the event of rain our kids go from classroom to classroom freely.  Below are a few of the activities we do together.

Native American sand paintings

We use salt and powdered paint!

Every hunter needs an arrow made with 
a straw and paper triangles!

Next they are off to hunt for dinner! 
This is one of the most popular centers.

What's a Thanksgiving without a turkey!

Long ago fishing was a great way to get food for dinner. 
We fished for letters. 

Let's make some beautiful macaroni pattern necklaces.

 Tortilla teepees made with tortillas 
milk and food coloring. YUM!

We also make butter, log cabins from pretzel sticks, plant corn seeds and make clay pots. Parent volunteers run all the activities and do the face painting. We are all thankful to be at such a wonderful school!

The Pumpkin on the Vine! It's Ready!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I have had so many requests for this little pumpkin life cycle sequence. My copy was so old and hand drawn. I finally have a brand new crisp black-line available HERE!
(I did have to hand draw the stem for the front I could not find a clip art that would work)

We are going to end the month with some Frankenstein fun. I pinned this cute mini paper plate guy from Pinterest a few weeks ago. I turned him into a counting and ordering activity that my kiddos will complete this week. I glued a pocket to the back for them to put their numbers in after putting them in order. 
We will put this poem on the the pocket.
Monsters MUNCH, Monsters CRUNCH! 
Monsters like to COUNT for lunch! 
This week we will describe Frankenstein on our circle maps at literacy centers and do some monster labeling too.

This darling sewing activity seemed to be all over Pinterest The great thing is they can't mess it up! My kids loved it. We wrote one of our Poerty Journal Poems  on the back.

Last but not least have you made your Jack-O-Happy Pie?
Have a Happy Halloween!

A Halloween Menagerie!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Got Napkins? Make a Halloween Napkin book! Great for practicing sight words. Just take a Halloween napkin, cut and fold white Xerox paper to fit and staple. 
Add an Avery label for the title!

Here is my latest quilt thanks to all the cute hand-print samples on Pinterest boards Kinderbykim Jordano

We made this fun little book last week for spider week! Use a spider ring to move the spider all around the doll. A spider is on my ...head, arm , stomach, foot, Mom!

Tp Roll BBB Bat song! I made this little guy last year I ran out of time this year but he is so fun and easy to make.

Friday was our first sharing day! Everyone had two weeks to create their own bear in a Halloween costume! Here are a few of my creative Kiddo's bears!

2 Day Sale Going on Now at my TPT Shop! Frankenstein Sight Word Freebie!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Next week we will be Going a Little Batty!

I pinned this adorable TP Roll Frankenstein from Pinterest a few days ago. I just had to make him with my kiddos. I  added a little sight word practice to put inside. Here is the link! Marvelous Monster Words The other cutie is from my ABC Art Book!

A "Beary" Good time with Goldilocks and Brown Bear!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Last week's literacy centers were "BEARY" fun with Goldilocks puppets for retelling, "Beary Good" sight word practice and a Rhyming Little Bears mini book.

Here is one of my little cuties showing off  her 
Brown Bear's Bag with the mini book inside.

We discussed the characters and on the back we created a flow map of Goldilock's adventure

I'll be back soon with some darling new Halloween center fun!