Wednesday, November 26

community helpers and apples

During the month of October we learned all about community helpers with a little help from Kim Adsit and Chalk Talk.

I found these adorable mini clipboards in the Target dollar spot. Perfect for write the room recording sheets.  Then we moved on to some apple fun. All of the fun ideas below came from April Larremore over at Chalk Talk.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 4

A peek into my room

We have celebrated three birthdays this school year. When it is your birthday, during morning work, everyone colors a page just for you. The child celebrating the birthday gets to color the front cover. Simply collect all the pages to make a class birthday book. I adapted this cute idea from Christina Bainbridge.

You also get to take home one of these cute birthday balloons from What the Teacher Wants.
This year our school district is implementing a new program called Literacy By 3. Look at our brand new leveled library! So excited about this. All of the colorful bins are from Big Lots.

Every year I love to include these three adorable crafts by Julie Lee!! So precious. (Chester the raccoon, No David, Miss Viola Swamp)

 This is my IB board to display the current unit of inquiry and central idea we are working on. You can get a set of the key concepts here. Learner Profiles here. Transdisciplinary themes here.
We have been learning all about what a scientist is. The pieces for this anchor chart are from Chalk Talk.
This is currently our bulletin board. I am loving the flamingo trend right now.
I love reading Lacy Walker Non Stop Talker at the beginning of the year to discuss the importance of being a good listener. Chart inspiration from Cara Carroll
I love making class books and try to make them regularly. It is always the first things my kids choose to read. Our kindergarten crew class book!

I found this idea on pinterest and started implementing it after our number talks.

While learning about circles we made pancakes!! We graphed blueberries or chocolate chips. Then we made chocolate chip pancakes.  
While cooking they completed this little how to.
We spent some time learning our names!

Here is peek into my classroom! (The charts below are for The Kissing Hand and Chrysanthemum)

 In my classroom we have individual desks, tables, and carpet squares for children to work at.
 These are the kiddos mailboxes where they keep their pencil box, binder, and their towel for rest time.


Saturday, August 30

Tattle Turtle

The first week of school was packed full of learning all of our brand new rules and routines. Here is a little tattling mini lesson I gave to help the kiddos know the difference between an emergency and a tattle. We read A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue then discussed the difference between an emergency and a tattle. After our discussion we did a pocket chart sorting activity. We sang the tattle song by Harry Kindergarten. Then I introduced tattling turtle!
Click the picture to below to get your own copy of tattle turtle.

Thursday, August 21

Meet The Teacher Night and a Freebie

Tonight almost all 29 of my kinder kiddos showed up to meet me. The night was a huge success! In the summer I bought a set of lawn flamingos from Urban Outfitters for the sole purpose of . . . They are so cute! Tonight I found a purpose for my lawn flamingos! I made a photo booth out of butcher paper and streamers. I made props and used my Fujifilm instax mini to take pictures. I wanted the parents to take a picture of both me and their child. I liked the idea of sending them home with a photo of me so that when first day jitters come they can look at their picture. Each child held on to that picture like it was treasure! It was precious to see. Here are some pictures from meet the teacher.
I'm busy getting things ready for the first day of school. Click below to grab some first day of school morning work. Check back soon for my classroom reveal.
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