Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happier than a frog in a rainstorm!

Why?!?....I am LOVING the weather we are having here in Wisconsin.  Plus...it is going to be a "FROG~TASTIC " week.  We are learning all about frogs! 

This is a picture of our K-W-L chart we are using in our classroom.  I can't wait to see what the kiddos learn!!!   

Deanna Jumps "Frog Frenzy!" unit is "HOP~alicious".  There is always a lot of engaging (factual) learning going on in her units!!!
Check out her blog post for more frog ideas by click {here}.
Here are two videos we are watching this week.  They are "Toadally Awesome"!   


Remember....to be KIND to your web-footed friends!!!

Amber & LuAnn

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This weekend was "One-in-a-Melon"!

Do you recognize the watermelon picture!?!  Guess whose session we had the honor of attending and even danced like penguins.   We wish there was a picture of that to SHARE....not! 

Katie & Co. has a NEW "Watermelon" felt set.  We created this mini addition unit to use with this product.  Check out her website by clicking {HERE}!
This "Watermelon Addition Unit" will be FREE for a short SWEET time.  {PLEASE CLICK HERE!} 
Number partners 3 - 12 are included in the unit.  We also added a blank page for differentiation!

If needed...we provided a watermelon pattern to use with your students.
BTW...if you google..."Watermelon Activities for Kindergarten"....this is what you see!  LOVE IT...and LOVE his teaching!
To all the FaBuLOus teachers we met this weekend...click {right here now}  to check out Smedley's Kindergarten Blog!

P.S.  We had a WONDERFUL time presenting at and attending the University of Wisconsin ~ Whitewater Early Childhood Conference.  Everyone was so FRIENDLY and everything was very well-organized.  If you have not had the chance to attend this conference...YOU SHOULD!  Click {right here} here to follow their Facebook page for information about the 2015 conference. 

Thanks for reading, 
Amber & LuAnn 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I Eight/Ate The Bug Game

Need a brainy break in your classroom day!?!  Play the game, "I Eight The Bug!" with your kiddos.  Very simple! Watch the video....

During the game I DO NOT have the students wearing the frog masks.  I just thought it would be a"FROG-TASTIC" way to disguise them to share this game with you!  HE HE HE

How to play:
  • The students will stand in a circle.
  • Choose a student to start the game with the stuffed bug and he/she will say, "I one the bug".
  • Then the student will pass the bug to the next student and he/she will say, "I two the bug".
  • Play continues until a student says, "I Eight/Ate the bug!" and that student will sit down.  
  • Continue game until one student is standing.  

P.S.  I happen to have a stuffed bug in my classroom.  You can use any little stuffed animal to play with in your game just change the saying.  For example...if you have cow you can say "I one the cow". 

Enjoy & Give Yourself A Hug!  

Friday, April 4, 2014

"Funk"-y Sight Word Game

What do you get when you mix a favorite childhood game and Mrs. Leeby's Fonts!?!  Our new "Funk"-y Sight Word Game!!!

I just ADORE Mrs. Leeby's fonts and her new one called, Leeby's Funk, is my new fav!  You can get the font for free right now on her facebook fan freebie tab.

Our unit includes....
Sight Word Powepoint Game

The students will be given a couple of minutes to look (learn by heart) all the words on the screen trying to remember each one. 

The students will close their eyes!

The students will open their eyes and say or write on a wipe-off board what word is missing.

Use this slide to reveal the answer!  They will LOVE it!!!

Powerpoint with 100 Fry Sight Words

Why do we use this in our classrooms?  We believe MEMORIZING sight words increases our young learners fluency and MOTIVATION to read.  In return, the kiddos have more time to decode words they do not know, which increases their comprehension of the story.

Reading is tough work....purchase this "Funk"-y Sight Word Unit to help inspire your students' love of reading.  Check it out in our TeachersPayTeachers and TeachersNotebook shop!

For a chance to win this "Funk"-y Sight Word Unit....all you have to do is like us on facebook!  We will pick 10 winners this Sunday night.
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We will be adding numbers, shapes, & letters "Funk"-y Powerpoint Units in our TpT & TN shop soon!

Keep on Dancin'
Amber & LuAnn

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