Well, I've almost survived the first FULL week of school! I'm telling you....this girl is tired! We've managed to do lots of fun things this week and last. I had a few pics I wanted to share with you from the past 2 weeks. I also missed Teacher Tips during Teacher Week, so I've got 2 photos on tips too!
I'm so in love with these little Peacemaker People!! I wanted to do an extra lesson on peacemaking this year so this is what I came up with. We discussed, again, ways peacemakers act and do not act. Then, we made this little cutie patootie craft! Our sight words this week are I & am so this sentence was perfect to add to our people.
Here's what our hall display looks like!
Every year we read The Kissing Hand and make these adorable Chester the Raccoons. You can find this activity HERE. Not only are they cute, but super easy for first week Kinders. NO cutting...only gluing. Firsties could easily do this alone. :)
We are practicing our shapes with these pages this week during math baskets. These can be found in my new unit Tip Top Shapes.
Do you remember the before of my frame? Here's the finished product with a cute little Kinder inside! :) LOVE!
Teacher Tip #1: Use a colored sharpie to write students' first letter in their name on name tags. This helps them to realize where the beginning is (left), Uppercase at the beginning, & remember their letter faster.
Teacher Tip #2: I always make several sheets of class names in the MINI address labels for the beginning of the year. I always have so many students who are unable to write their name, and some that can write it, but is hard to read. I use them for artwork or things I keep for their portfolios. Of course, I always have them try to write it on the back, but labels are fast & cute for display. I don't like when my students write their name on the front of artwork. My rule is, Work-name on front; Art-name on back.