I'm super excited about Dr. Seuss Day tomorrow! Pinterest is seriously a source of inspiration and a breath of fresh air! It can be a little overwheming - but I love having so many ideas to choose from.
Tomorrow's plans are ready to go - nothing like last minute!
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All of the activities (that I can share) have links with them! Sorry the font doesn't come through. There are some awesome activities available. :)
Last year we played the Fox in Socks game and my kids loved it - so I made some graph headers.
Technically I don't have my graph ready - someone forgot to bring some chart paper home - whoops! I laid it out just to make sure it would work - I can't wait!
Our K-2 team is having a door decorating contest as well - and the competition is FIERCE!!! We have our 3rd and 4th graders come through the hallway and vote. They tally, bar graph and analyze the results - which is a fun tie-in.
This year I did "Horton Hears a Who"! It turned out sooooooo cute. I painted the kids hands (all while questioning my sanity...haha) and they made the little plants at the bottom.
I'd love to hear what you are up to! Check back this weekend for pictures of our celebration and the door decorating contest. Happy Seuss Day!
Names are fab - especially in Kindergarten right? I love watching my kiddos learn to write and read their names and even friends names.
There are so many great literacy activities that can be used with names.
Check out some of these fun Pinterest finds!
One great resource is Jessica Meacham's website.
She has some great resources for using names in the classroom.
Source: jmeacham.com via Arianne on Pinterest
Have you seen this pin?
What an easy center to put together - but at the same time is meaningful and has a purpose.
Source: rainbowswithinreach.blogspot.com via The Mad on Pinterest
Do you have a names chart in your classroom? Kids will read, read, read all day long.
They need practice with familiar words to build confidence as a reader. So easy!
Source: aplacecalledkindergarten.blogspot.com via Crystal on Pinterest
Another favorite? From Mrs.Albanese's Class.
She has a picture of this great chart - that utilizes many
different activities to practice one child's n…
Holy pirates Batman! We had a great time last week reading pirate books. There are some really fun (and non-violent) pirate picture books. Check out the list below for what we read! We review predicting as a comprehension skill (some of these book really lend themselves to prediction!).
Technically, I don't have any parents with that specific phone number. But that post title is a lot more exciting than "Parent Contact Log". Definitely.
I have gone back and forth every year with exactly how I want to track my contact with parents. Last year I had an Excel spreadsheet with everyone listed. Problem? I was never right there in that document when I needed to be. So this year I'm trying the old dinosaur method - you know, paper and pencil? Just kidding, just kidding.
I tried to make it as easy as possible - so this is what I came up with. I think keeping track of these types of items is all about what you are comfortable with - so if you like paper/pencil go with it. If you'd rather use a digital format, go for it! Again -whatever suits you. :)
This year - this is what suits me...
do so much on the computer that going back to paper seems a little
strange, but I think it will be helpful to have the document accessible
anywhere - I can take th…