Monday, September 24, 2012

FREEBIES!

Oh my goodness!  I've had so many e-mails for the apple investigation and teddy bear exploration pages that I have finally uploaded them for FREE to my tpt store!  It's been on my to do list...but you know how that goes.  You can get the Apple Investigation Here and the Teddy Exploration Here.  

Okay, and I also finished my Search & Find Alphabet Edition packet and you can find it HERE.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

All About Me Winner!

Wow!  Thanks so much for playing everyone!  And...of course y'all are the sweetest, most complimentary blogger friends EVER!  I read every. single. comment...and it just made my day!  I decided to choose 2 winners!  

Congratulations to KBurdick # 19!



And Sarah Hetrick! #77


Congrats!  Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!  

Friday, September 14, 2012

All About Me Unit!

Hi Friends!  I'm so exhausted so this will be short and sweet!  I've had tons of requests for an "All About Me" unit...well, it's done!  It has already been posted to tpt and I bought a DJ Inkers commercial license so this unit is full of DJ Inkers Cuteness!!  Check out some of our centers and activities for the week.  You can check out my unit HERE.  


We picked letters out of a bag and found it and traced it on our paper.

Sorting letters and numbers

Practicing reading our sight words and writing them

Our weekly pocket chart story using our HF words and color words.  This was great because I had several students reading the sentences...they were so happy they could READ!

I hung up these boys with letters around the room...students had to search for them and then trace the letter once it was found

So fun!  

Fun little shape matching game

Number sequence game

This activity went perfect with our new Go Math Series and Common Core

Patterning...and they did SO GOOD!

We made these cute little presents with letter tiles to spell our names

More Name Fun!

We made "ourselves"...LOVE how they always turn out with cute little personalities

Here we are measuring our friends with yarn...Seriously the kids loved this more than any other group I've done this with...they were SO into it!  


Here's what we did with our yarn after measuring

This envelope held our string on the back of our little poem and self portrait


I'll give this unit away to 1 random person who comments....ummm....sometime tomorrow (Sept 15th).
Thanks for reading!!




Sunday, September 9, 2012

Color Fun and Brown Bear!

We just finished up our Brown Bear Unit and our Color Days!  Those days are always so much fun!  Check out some of the things we did.  The activities you see below can be found in my Best Selling Brown Bear Unit (except the texture book...I've included a link to it below)  plus tons of other ideas and activities.


We made "Rainbow Hair" to wear to lunch!  
To make this just cut strips of colors of the rainbow and print out the words Rainbow Hair to glue to a sentence strip.  I always cut my sentence strips in half long ways to save on strips.

We sorted M&M's on our Brown Bear M&M Sorting page




 This was one of our math centers...Sorting bears by color

We completed all of our Color Pages like the ones below

Another math center...roll and dot shapes...This is one of our first "roll" games where we learn how to take turns and pass the cube.

We finished the pages to our Brown Bear Texture Book...this is one of my favorite things we do all year...and the kids LOVE it...they always ask, "What are we going to put on the animal today?"
This book can be found in Jamie Mayas' and my Brown Bear and Friends Pack.



 We made our little David's the very first week of school and I forgot to take a pic.  We also completed the peacemaker peacebreaker chart...this can be found in my I'm a Peacemaker packet on tpt.


And, I LOVE this too!  We read Miss Nelson is Missing and we made Viola Swamp.  We will add a sentence to this activity that says Miss Nelson is Missing!  Kids will write the sight word is.  I've also got this on tpt if you are interested.  The kids think it's funny to make the "witch" from the story.  And, we always say how we have to behave because we sure don't want Viola Swamp to visit our room.


Check out these new games I got from Lakeshore!  I am loving these.  We just got them in on Friday so I know my students are ready to break into them!  These are perfect for beginning of the year.


I've got 2 new packs that I'm almost finished with so keep checking back for those!  Hopefully they will be posted this week!

To check out other fun ideas from previous years click the links below!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

I'm Back with My First Week of Full Days Fun!

Well, since my last post my twinsie had her precious baby girl, so to say the least I've been wrapped up in all of that.  I totally missed the rest of Teacher Week at Blog Hoppin'...so sorry!  I've not even touched my computer to work on Freebies for you guys or TPT stuff in over a month!  I hope to get back on that soon.  We are getting back into the swing of things in K...I took a few pics this week, but my camera, or battery died (again) so some of them are on there.  

We started learning colors and shapes this week using Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?
I didn't take pics of all of our pages for our color book, but here we are using a marshmallow to paint our frogs green...we mixed yellow and blue food coloring to sponge on the color...then the best part?  We ATE it!!  







We are in full swing building our rainbows...this positive reinforcement systems works GREAT for me...the kids love it!  

My K helper...*yes our system gets us helpers for the first 2 weeks of K* (we don't have aides, but we are fortunate enough to have someone for 2 weeks) made this little chart to go with our rainbows...when a student completes their rainbow, they get to choose a coupon.  The coupon goes in their little pocket.  This is the only way I could come up with keeping up with who chose what and when they redeem it.  Sometimes several students finish their rainbow at the same time so I needed a way to keep up with it.  I had 5 students complete their rainbow on Friday and several more are very close!  

We are working super hard to do our best work!  

Aren't these adorable?  We made these the first week after reading The Kissing Hand.  You can find the patterns and directions for this little activity in my store HERE.

We made shapes with craft sticks.  I had the students build them first after talking in depth about squares.  Then they glued them to their paper.

We read Go Away Big Green Monster on green day and made this little cutie!  It also went perfect with our shape study about circles.

I did this last year and had to do it again.  Painting is just more fun when you use food!

My K helper made these "pick me" sticks...I always use these during whole group activities to change up ways to call on students.  

We played in shaving cream to draw shapes during math!





 In art center this week, we painted rainbows using Q-Tips...GREAT fine motor practice!  Plus they are colorful and will look great hanging up!

I've had several questions as to how I start centers in my room so I hope I can get back with answers to that soon!  




 
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