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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Math in the Gym

We have been working on subtraction stories in math so today we traveled to the gym for a little hands on math! We told subtraction stories using bowling pins. We had so much fun! Here is a little preview of our learning...




And one of our favorite subtraction songs...








Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pigeons!

This week we will be doing a book study on the Pigeon Series of books by Mo Willems. I have come to really enjoy this author and his silly books. If you haven't read any of his books yet they should be on your next library list or book order pick. They lend themselves to some great lessons and the best part is the kids love them!

Here is baby Griffin helping me plan for this week's activities by watching the stories on youtube!


 
 
And now you can watch the story together too!




Friday, February 22, 2013

We Love Kindergarten!

We had a fun filled Valentine's day in kindergarten! We dressed up for "Fancy Pants Day" we read the story Fancy Nancy Heart To Heart
 
We played some math games including estimating with candy hearts. We made "Love Monsters" and cards. Then handed out valentine cards and treats with our friends. What a great day!
 
Handsome Fellas
 
 
Making Monsters







Cards for our love ones
 
 
Estimating


 
Measuring hearts across the room

 

Monday, February 11, 2013

100

Happy 100th Day of School!!

 
Here we are in the cafeteria with all our kindergarten friends!
 


 
the sorting center


making pictures from the number 100
 

 
Yummy! Fruit loop necklaces



Hooray! its the 100th day.
 

 
Here are some of our 100th day t-shirts



 
Dancing and doing 100 jumps!




How many times can we write our names in 100 seconds?
 


 
Painting 100 dots


 
We had a great day. Thanks to all of our parent helpers that came to the morning part of our celebration. We are excited for our last 81 days of kindergarten!!
 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Beginning Daily 5

I am back in the classroom and have started Daily 5 with the students. They are engaged and seem to really be enjoying the new activities. Here are a few pictures from this morning.
 
This is the Math Center. We are getting ready for the 100th day of school by building structures will 100 cups! This activity has been a class favorite!!






 
 
Here is the Working With Words Center. They were making words and even used word cards to create many of our class sight words.

 
More pictures will be added soon.
 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Picture Day

Today was my first day back! And I used the time to get a few last fun things checked off my to do list. Today I took a full length picture of each child posing how ever they wanted. Then I cut out the picture and put magnets on the back. Now we have a great resource of story telling, math problems, or even organizing things such as groups, or even attendance. Here is a picture from Pinterest to show you an example:

Family magnets - kids would have so much fun with these! ESPECIALLY with cousins

I also took a picture of each child holding up one of our sight words. Then I popped them into a powepoint presentation. I think the kids will have a lot of fun on Monday practicing their words and getting to see their friends at the same time.

Take a picture of each child holding a sight word.  Then make a power point presentation with those pictures of each child holding the words, and use it to drill the children on the words.