Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Label The Teacher And A Friend!

After the students label the teacher...
they can label a friend!  
Amazing teacher pictured above ~ Mrs. Julie Lee 

Our students had so much fun!
The most excited part of this activity was finding out who they would label!!!

Labeling a picture is an important part to learning to write.  This is a fun way to help beginning writers develop confidence in becoming an independent writer. 
This "Label a Friend" freebie is our gift to you! 
Enjoy your holiday break with your friends and family! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Spiders, Skeletons, & Bats...Oh YES!

Check out the pictures of my kiddos
 enjoying our thematic centers.  
"FANGTASTIC" time of the day! 

Some of the center activities are from this unit by Julie Lee.
CLICK HERE to check it out!
"Batty Smells" in your classroom!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Apple Center Favs!

 Just sharing a couple of our favorite 
"Apple Centers".  
"Eat An Apple" Poem from Deanna Jump
is a must for every Kindergarten Classroom!

We can't get enough of
"Kindergarten With Susie"
HAPPY poems.  We do them all year long!
I just LOVE fall time! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Secret Password

 When "Bonnie Kathryn Teaching" shares a post on her facebook page with a picture from your classroom...ya better blog about it again...right!?!

This is a picture of my "Secret Password" that is outside my classroom door this school year.  IN LOVE!
In the past...I would change the picture to go with one of the themes that I was teaching each month.  Beginning teacher ~ who stayed at school way to much.  HA!  
This is the "Secret Password" when my classroom was a camping theme for the year.  The password was on marshmallows!

Let me tell you a little about the
"Secret Password"...

This is a great way to reinforce concepts being learned in the classroom.
Shapes, Colors, Numbers, Letters, Sight Words, etc.
You can differentiate too...Some students will tell you the sight word, spell the sight word, &/or use it in a sentence.

You will make a personal connection for the start of the day with each child.
How great is that!?!?  

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Pete The Cat Tour!

We had the BEST first 2 days of school this week.  The kids had SO much FUN!  I am SO proud of how well they are behaving and learning all the rules of the classroom and the school. 
The students always LOVE our “Pete the Cat School Tour!”  I'm always super surprised how many of them TRULY believe that we'll find Pete the Cat.   

Look at those SMILES!

Tricky part is trying to get the "TREAT" into the classroom while you are gone! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Super Hero Fluency Cards

We have had many questions about our "Superhero Fluency Cards" that we use in our "Book Buckets."  So we thought we would share with you! 

We have an important role as an educator to build confidence in our students when they are learning to read.  After-all, fluency is an important component of reading instruction, and it starts in Kindergarten!  
Repeated reading has proven to be one of the best strategies for developing reading fluency.  Many times, due to time constraints, educators cannot “fit in” as many fluency activities as they would like to during their day. This is where our Superhero Fluency Unit will help support you!
These are the "Book Buckets" that we use in our classroom.
Soon there will also be leveled reading books to read too! 
When do we use the “Superhero Fluency” Unit?  Well, first of all, we place the cards on a ring and store them in each students' book box.  Then the possibilities are endless, but here are just a few ways we have used them over the years. This unit can be utilized during...
Read To Self Time
Rest & Read Time
Quiet Time
A classroom volunteer's visit 
These are some of the reading tools that we add into the "Book Buckets."  We like to encourage our students to point to the words when they are reading.  The students LOVE to read to the principal and the president!  Pointers make EVERYTHING more FUN!!
Fluency cards include...Uppercase Letters, Lowercase Letters, Numbers 1 - 10, Numbers 1 - 20, Colors, Color Words, Shapes, Number Words, Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Digraphs, Count by 2's, Count by 5's, Count by 10's.
We want to GIVE IT AWAY to a lucky teacher!
Please leave a comment below with your e-mail address.  We will pick a winner on Sunday!   
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