Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thank You Selfies!

These cute little THANK YOU SELFIE NOTES
can be printed and cut out to use whenever
you like for the school year. 
First step...take a selfie with your students.
Look at those bags under my eyes!  That is what 2 nights of Parent Teacher Conferences & Family Stem Night will do to you.  HA!

This bucket sits right on my desk for easy access!
When parents & students show appreciation for your love & hard work...send a little "SELFIE THANK YOU"! 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Student Book Buckets & Easy Tip!

Every classroom should have
Each BOOK BUCKET is filled with materials
that help students have a I CAN READ attitude.

LOOK at what is inside!

Reading tools to point to words, whisper read to self, & stretch out words.

Colors books to keep practicing reading color words.

CLICK HERE to get a copy for your classroom.

Fluency cards to keep practicing letters, shapes, color words, digraphs, numbers, shapes, & more.

CLICK RIGHT HERE to get a set for your classroom.

"Just Right Books" for each student.

Sight Word List

Each of my students have a sight word list card that correlates with his/her homework star punch card they are practicing at home. 

All I do is add their initials at the top of their sight word list with a black sharpie.  Just in case it falls on the floor. Wink! Wink!

When they are ready to move onto the next card...I color over their initials with a black expo marker and wipe away with a tissue.  SO EASY!

Then...I add their initials to the next sight word list. 
This is a great way to keep it at their level and self-paced.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Introducing Sight Words

There are many ways to make learning new sight words engaging and effective. 
Here is how we do it in our classroom.
The M & M Game!
It is played just like the game "Hangman".

Except...we build this cute little M & M Guy!
Mrs. Osterman won this game (big smiley face)!
The new sight word was "like".

We use these "counting voices" to repeat how to spell the new sight word. 
It makes it more fun...even when they are sight words!  

CLICK HERE if you would like a set for your classroom too.
Your kiddos will LOVE them!  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hanging Stories

I just LOVE hanging stories in the classroom
to read over & over again! 
Don't you!?!

In our kindergarten classroom, I believe it is important to give the students many opportunities to engage with print in authentic and purposeful ways.  The class works together creating the pictures & writing the words.  The students love and take such pride in reading the story  that they and their classmates have created! 

CLICK HERE to get your own "Colors & Color Words Activity Pack"
created by Emily education!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Troll-iffic Year!

Look at this A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E bulletin board
display we created to start out our school year! 

Resource ~ Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten Blog

CLICK RIGHT HERE for her Troll Craft!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Milk Cap Learning Fun!

My students LOVED playing this game during summer school
to review their sight words. 
All you need is CLEAN milk caps, Mod Podge, paint brush,
& a chip/coin. 
You can also purchase our mini unit too.  WINK! WINK!  
One student will hide the chip/coin while
the other students are closing their eyes.  NO PEEKING!
It was nice playing on the carpet because
you could not hear where they were hiding the chip/coin.
The students took turns guessing where the chip/coin was hiding
by saying the sight word and pointing to the milk cap. 
The student who hid the chip/coin would turn over the milk cap
to see if they found it.
Play continues until the chip/coin is found. 
They did not want to stop playing this game!
How cute are these pictures for beginning or ending sounds!?! 
We also have letters in our mini unit too!

CLICK HERE to use in your classroom!
HOPE that you had an AMAZING summer. 
THANKS BUNCHES for reading our blog!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Peep Day in Kindergarten!

WARNING....Lots of " Peepin' " fun pictures! 

The students made a "Peep House" for their Peeps to enjoy!

The students chose a "Peepkin" from the basket. 

The students opened their egg to find a blue, pink, or yellow Peep inside.     

The students placed the Peep in their homes.  All day long the students played, worked, and read with the Peeps! 

The students wrote about their Peep.  Day of adoption, name, color, birthrate, & parent's name. 

Peep Care ~ Eat carrots, drink water, play toilet tag 

Peep Care ~ Eat guacamole, drink Coco~Cola, play tag 

Peep Care ~ Eat strawberries, drink milk, play Hide-N-Seek

Found this fun idea at The Schroeder Page.
(Adapted it to fit my kindergarten kiddos!)
  CLICK HERE to check it out!

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