I cannot believe we have been in school for almost 1 month! Starting Kindergarten is super hard...training a new group of kiddos...whoa! But, I have already seen so many gains in my students...not just academically, but socially & emotionally as well! Makes my heart happy! I've watched kids settle into new surroundings and routines, make new friends, learn to write their name, finally crack a smile for the first time in our classroom and lots of other things. I love my job!
Last week we dove into our All About Me unit. It's so much fun for the kids. Of course, they love learning and telling all about themselves!
We make several graphs during the week...here's 2.
I LOVE the way this one turned out! I'm always trying to think of different ways to do things I've done in the past...gotta shake it up sometimes ;).
What Color is Your Hair Graph
Are you a Boy or Girl
We make these cute little megaphones and poms to use as we spell our name then cheer!
I think their favorite thing we do all week are Name Cheers!
This little picture pretty much sums up the fun!
We reviewed what a good listener looks like by making these little people and signing our Whole Body Listening Song.
We measured how tall we are...these will be on the table for Grand Open House along with a couple other things.
These are from Deanna...We put the first letter of our name on the little buses we made.
We made these little Name Gifts for our parents for Grand Open House.
We talked about our favorite color and made these little crayon people from Cara that you can find HERE.
And, here's what some of our centers looked like this past week. All of these can be found in my All About Me Unit!
As always, thanks for reading this blog! :) Have a wonderful week!
For the past several years I feel like I finally got my Back to School routine down pat. I found ways to introduce rules/routines/centers, and all that good stuff that works for me and is successful for my kiddos. I love my Back to School units and I love pretty much what I've got going on for the first few weeks, but there is a tiny part of me that ALWAYS wants to try something different. Even though, what I do works! So, this year I decided I'm going to keep everything I have, use it all, and do pretty much what I've always done (because it does work), but throw in some FUN, NEW things as well. My new Back to School with Froggy is what I came up with...I must say I'm in love! It worked so perfect for me and my kids the first 2 weeks. The activities I came up with were simple enough for all of my students to feel successful and it was just the touch I needed not to be bored with the same ol' same ol'. :) I used this the first 2 weeks of school, but I think it would be fun and a great review at any time!
Wanna see it in action? Here we go...
We made these the first week of school and they turned out SO cute!
I used lime green crepe paper for the arms and legs which I think makes it pop...and scrapbook paper for Froggy's shorts!
I put this in my reading center the second week of school after we had played it whole group. They were excited to see it again and they knew exactly how to play it.
Here's our build a fly. This also has a labeling activity included in the pack.
Here's the sequencing activity we did after reading the book.
There's many, many more activities that I didn't include in this post. If you are interested in doing these things with your students you can find it HERE!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!!
I'll give this unit away to one lucky person who comments below!!