Tall Giraffes, Fierce Lions and a Freebie!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

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This is my giant giraffe! He is made of yellow butcher paper and the spots are my kiddos hands. Then we used interactive writing to share our facts.

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These cute little guys open like a card with giraffe facts in side. We used this Giraffe Thinking Map to write our facts.

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These ferocious lions really jazzed up our jungle!

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ROAR! These lion heads graced the cover of our Matter in the jungle book.

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I’m currently working on a new Super Safari Pack which will be available in a few weeks on TPT. Both of these books are on TPT now and include mini books for the children to make and lots of fun patterns and ideas!

Zipping Around the Zoo and Rain Forest Adventures

We are going to the Zoo! You can come too!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

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We are going on a field trip to the zoo. So we thought it would be fun to end the year learning about zoo animals! Here is a new quilt I made this year with my little Zookeepers!

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The safari band on the hat is from some leopard print boarder I cut up. It added a little pizazz!

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This is a quilt I made two years ago. The yellow patch is decorated with marble paint. The idea is in my Rain Forest Adventures available  on TPT.

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Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting lots of fun Zoo and Safari ideas so check back soon Smile

Shiver Me Timbers! It’s Pirates! Plus a Freebie ARRRR!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

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Kindergarteners love Pirates! Here are some fun activities you can do with your little Scalawags! I borrowed a costume from a child in my class and we all got our picture taken. ARRR!Slide2

One year I put their picture on the front of their “Where's my Gold” mini book! This story is in my Pirate Pack available on tpt.

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Here are two of my Favorite books to read! The book Do Pirates take Baths? we turned into a mini book for a Literacy centers activity.

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The majority of our Pirate week was completed during literacy centers! We even wore Pirate hats during write room!

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These are the cute little guys who graced the  covers of our books this year! The patterns are also in my Pirate Pack!

Slide6Pirate Thinking maps! Very cool and the writing I got my little pirates to do was so fun and creative. I have a few samples below!

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We used pirate writing sticks to help us with our stories. I don’t have a picture of them cut out but you print them on cardstock, cut out and hot glue a skewer to the back (pointed side in the glue) then put in a vase or pot and my little pirates  used them in their writing. Here is her link for the freebieSmile

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These are some samples of some Pirate bulletin boards I have done in the past!The treasure chests are made from paper bags painted brown. Inside is a message of what they would buy with their gold. The writing frame is included in my Pirate Pack linked above.

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Just for fun we added metallic pipe cleaners for earrings!Slide15Pirate Stew is Good For You! These patterns are included in my Oceans of Fun available on TPT.Slide16

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This Jolly Pirate graph, graphed our favorite sea creatures.

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News paper Pirate hats! We listed all kinds of Pirate names like “Peg Leg Peter” and “Princess Pearl” and of course a few were a bit more gory “Pirate Bloody Eye” and “Pirate Saw Leg”!

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The last time I had an Ocean Open House we made this fun poster for our classroom door.

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These little guys are the cutest ever! My team mate who teaches TK made these tp roll pirates. They are a riot! They even include real lace shirts and plastic cocktail swords! Inside is their writing about what they would buy with their treasure.

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We ended the week with Pirate Pancakes!Yummy X marks the spot with a gold coin!

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My Little pirates also enjoyed wring to each other during literacy centers!

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Slide20Pirate Pete has many books in his collection! My Little Pirates love this one!

 

Kim’s throwing a SALE on TPT!! Mother’s Day Fun! ***Plus a Freebie

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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I’m making a quick addition to this blog post to let you know I’m joining the sale on TPT for Teacher Appreciation days May 7th and 8th! Click here to go to My Store and start saving today!

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Mother’s day is next Sunday so during our literacy center time next week we will be making a fun card. The front has a pocket/flowerpot and little flowers are  put in side. I got the flowers from Lakeshore. Use your teacher coupons and save!  Lakeshore flowers You get a ton of flowers in this one little bagInside the kids will write a Mother's day message.

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My local Lakeshore had several fun projects today! This one my daughter made me! Their sample said “I Love you this much!”.  Really cute and easy.

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This is a sample of the Mother’s day gifts we are making in class this year. I buy the frames at Michaels in the dollar bin. The children paint them and then we used beads, glitter and the fun flowers to decorate. On the back is a Mothers Day poem. I forgot to take a picture on that!

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These are our spring hats that we used for our photos a better picture is on my website kinderbykim.com  March Hats

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We made this really fun project today at Lakeshore too! This cool dough hardens over night and my daughter (5 years) easily made this necklace for me for Mother’s Day! The package costs $3.99 and they told me it will make 12-15 necklaces. If you you use your coupons buy one get one half off it’s only about 6 dollars for this easy no baking, no mess (really no mess) dough! I’m sold! If you are like me you all ready have beads, sequins and jewels in your craft supplies. (You have to press the jewels in then take out and put a dot of tacky glue to be sure it sticks.)

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We also made a darling paper bag vase. Here is the vase pattern.

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This is the May Poem for our Poetry Journals this comes from my Months and Holidays Poetry Pack on TPT. My kids will circle sight words and color as one of their activities during literacy centers

* Here is a link for the  May Poem