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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday

It's Throwback Thursday and I'm participating in Cara's Linky Party from TheFirstGradeParade.  I figured I would just start with something I do at the beginning of school...Colors with Brown Bear.  It's one of my favorite units of the year (I say that a lot)!  :)  Post is below.

Originally Posted September 2, 2011

Oh my goodness y'all...this week was so much fun!  (and a little exhausting!)  My kinder kiddos are really starting to get in to our routine and finally settling in...
In the midst of continuing rules and procedures, we hit centers hard this week learning how to play our "roll and dot" games, "spinner games", and how to use bingo dotters.
I think our favorite game was the "Brown Bear Bowling" center...You can find this game in my Brown Bear Unit at TpT

Notice the mat...this made it easy for my kids to set up the pins once they knock them down...Hint...make the circles large enough so that if one pin falls over it won't knock them ALL over or else they will get "6" or "10" every time depending on how many pins you use.

Spin & Graph Brown Bear Colors

We practiced our sight words using this reader...I used this to teach my students how to use the word wall to find color words....they did so good!  Of course, we read it too!

My student teacher read Elmer for Rainbow Day today and they made a big patchwork Elmer...we used this activity to name the shape and color.

This was our first pocket chart center

We celebrated Rainbow Day by Reading the poem Rainbow Hair and then we made our own "Rainbow Hair" to wear!!  They LOVED it!

 Close-up of the Rainbow Hair...

We used Interactive Writing to fill in the color words on the Rainbow Hair poem

 We practiced pre-writing strokes using Rainbow Writing

 Our last few Brown Bear projects for our texture book...

Torn paper rainbows...this is one of my favorite projects to do at the beginning of each year.  
These go home in their K portfolios in May!

Every year on black day we read Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall...if you have never read it...It's a Must!  We made a Miss Viola Swamp.

 Then, we compared Miss Nelson's naughty class to Mrs. Lee's kind class...


  1. Hi Julie,
    These look like amazing activities and so much fun for kids. I love how your brain works!

  2. Hi Julie,
    Your Brown Bear unit is one of my favorite units we do in my room, too! I love the idea of doing Miss Nelson is Missing on BLACK day! We are so going to do that this year!! We love all of your units of course!!! It makes center time sooo much fun! Thanks!!

  3. You have great ideas! This is awesome!!! What an inspiration!

  4. I love all these ideas. I do have one question though? I read in one of your posts that you hit hard on colors for 2 weeks. Do you introduce a color a day and do you introduce the color word too? We do a color word a week so I was just trying to see how you do it. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and inspirations. I love looking at your blog and getting great ideas.


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