We Have Been Busy! Plus a Freebie!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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We just finished working on circles for our Shapes In Our World Packet

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Now we are working on rectangles. I’ll post when they are done!

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Today we celebrated the 20th day of school! Zero the Hero brought us whistles and we made this cute little bear out of the number 20. This fun idea came from my good friends at Kinderlit!

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We added writing to our art!

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Over the past 3 weeks we have completed these pages in our ABC Art Book. I complete the writing a little later when our fine motor is a bit better.

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This idea has been around a long time from Dr. Jean. I have not made it for a few years. So I decided it would be fun to make it this year. My kids love to kiss their brains in the morning!  We read and kiss everyone’s name as I take attendance in the morning! We made this book during our “I Am Special Week.”

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Everyone had such a good time stamping tons of kisses on their papers! Here are the patterns for the cover and class pages.

We Are Special!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

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This is a simple little glyph I do every year! The clothes tell if they are a boy or a girl. The crayon is their favorite color and the buttons tell their age.

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Our names are special too! We read the book Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood. Then we made our own missing letter from our names.

Alphabet Mystery Frame

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We made Yummy Friendship Fruit!

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I like to cook every week with my Kiddos then we save all the recipes in a COOK BOOK to take home at the end of the year!

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I have to say I felt pretty special I had a portrait off me made in pattern blocks!

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I love the hair and the big smile!

Fun Beginning Of School Activities and a Freebie!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

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I have all my pictures developed so we are busy learning our Good Morning Song .The tune is to: Have you ever seen a Lassie. After we know all our friends faces we move onto name cards instead of photos.

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Our first Circle map! We did this activity whole class. I had a bunch of pictures in a baggy ready for when they made the suggestion! The next day the children drew their own with me to take home!

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During Math we did “Rainbow writing” on our names. Then we cut our names into separate letters. Next we put them back together on strip of construction and counted how many letters are in our names. The following day we graphed “How many letters in our name” on a floor graph. This weekend I glued them to this big poster. We emphasized you may have 5 letters in your name but it is only ONE word!

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Tomorrow we begin our Jazzy Math Journals. We will  do an easy beginning beach sort!

5 Days Back in School!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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I’m unpacked, unorganized and teaching on! I’m not ready to show off my new digs yet but it is getting better! I thought I would share a quick blog and show you a few things we have accomplished!

Yesterday we did our first mini book called Kindergarten. (freebie) It was introduced as a pocket chart story which we read and chanted! Now being that I am in a brand new classroom with all new technology this should have been an easy task. All the children had to do is write the  word “I” and color. Well my “eno board projector does not work so it has to be sent back to the manufacturer ( Lord only knows how long that will take!) It’s not that big of a deal because I have never had one but I am excited to learn. Only problem is I have document camera but no projector to show on the screen. So I modeled everything “old school”. We drew the letter “I” in the air, wrote on our friends backs, I drew giant “I’s” with the children on my dry erase board. (Oh did I mention we have one Xerox machine in the whole school and that’s broken too so I could not enlarge the text for the kids to see either) Lastly I completed my book writing “I’s” on the lines provided.  EASY RIGHT?  Well I was busy walking around the room telling all “To remember to write their “I’s” and if you notice in the pictures above some actually drew eyeballs and did not write any letter “I’s” . In fact 5 children's books only had eyeballs no letter “I”! This is a first… I just had to laugh!

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I did get my September quilt up Friday afternoon.

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I just love their first drawings of themselves!

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I made a new word wall… yes it is up high! The good thing is you can see it all around the room. Oh yes and the word “I” is up we will definitely be reviewing!

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We started earning RAINBOW FISH BOWLS right away!

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I’m still working on my Calendar Wall (I’ll post pictures when it is done) but I did make a new addition in honor of the Common Core.. Zero the Hero is now counting with tens grids too.

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I just picked up these cute pictures from Costco this afternoon. I took pictures of all my kiddos in  a beach hat and Hawaiian lei. They came out so cute. Did you know Costco now makes wallet size and they fit perfectly in the Lakeshore book box pocket.

Have a great day tomorrow!

Kim