Monday, November 26

Cyber Monday Sale

My entire shop is 20% off and you can get an additional 10% off by entering the code CMT12 at checkout. Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 22

Happy thanksgiving

Our turkeys made it safely past Thanksgiving thanks to their disguises. You can find the turkey pattern and letter home to parent from Mrs. Nelson. I love doing this activity after reading Turkey Trouble.

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Here is our Bulletin board


We read If  You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 and did this activity inspired by Deanna Jump.


We learned that Pilgrims had many chores. We made a circle map of chores at home and school and completed the sentence prompt below.


Here is our treasured work wall


Here is one of our Jazzy journals from KinderbyKim.


We wrote a three step how to from Deanna Jump and made coffee filter turkeys

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We practiced reading and writing number words with this cute craft inspired by Julie Lee.


We learned that Pilgrims traveling on the Mayflower could only bring one trunk with them. We did this craft inspired by Cara Carroll.


Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones.

Sunday, November 11


Seriously a week and two days left until Thanksgiving break! Time needs to slow down. Here is a peek at our pumpkin study. Here is our very own Pumpkin Jack. He sits in our courtyard. We voted on how to carve Jack. You can see how we did it here.

We have been recoding our observations of Jack in our science journals.
We also used Pumpkin Jack to learn the life cycle of the pumpkin. Here is the craft we did.
We read the biggest pumpkin ever and compared the two main characters Clayton and Desmond.

                                                                  Pumpkin brace map

We labeled the parts of a pumpkin together and then they drew a pumpkin in their science journal and labeled the parts.
 We used our five senses to describe the outside of the pumpkin. We wrote the adjectives on sticky notes and put them on our pumpkin. Then we cut the pumpkin open and described the inside.
We compared apples to pumpkins.
Look what I found at IKEA! He is perfect for counting syllables and stretching words.

Sunday, November 4

spiders and a freebie

I have so many fun classroom activities to post on this blog and I'm way behind. So if you already taught your littles about spiders just tuck this away for next year.
Halloween this year was so fun we made witches brew and did some spooky science with dry ice. My kids loved it!
 We leaned the letter S and made a spider web with all our S words we found around the room. I gave each child a sentence strip and they had to find a S word in the classroom.
We labeled the parts of a spider with a little help from this song

I found this giant harry spider at Target
They drew a spider in their science journal and labeled it.
We made hand print spiders and wrote spider list poems using spider verbs and adjectives.
We read The Very Busy Spider and wrote text to self connections. It says, I am very busy  . . .  in kindergarten. I got this adorable idea from Cara over at the First Grade Parade.
We made a spider bubble map with all our new learning. The labels are from Deanna Jump's spider unit on TPT.
We graphed are you afraid of spiders and made our first pie graph. The recording sheet and spider coins can be found in my spider unit.
I love how Kim Adsit had her kids write the data with her on white boards so I gave it a try. We practiced making tally marks and the symbols for equal, greater than, and less than.
We have been practicing measuring with non standard measurement. He is something I had in one of my morning tubs.
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