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
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Shut the front door. Is it bad that I haven't written a post in for.ever.? I almost didn't remember how to get to Blogger. Okay, it wasn't that bad...but it's been too long.
Hopefully your school year has started out well. The first few weeks of Kindergarten are always a test of patience and flexibility. Rewarding but definitely exhausting (anyone that's taught Kinder knows exactly what this is like).
We are trying to establish a routine and have been fairly successful...so now it's time to get down to business. We have some serious learning to do...starting with our colors, letters and numbers. I love games - and really just about anything can be made into a game.
***True story...to practice putting lids onto our highlighters correctly, we play the "give a little shake" game. Kinders love putting the lids on (so they don't get lost) and shaking that highlighter up a storm to make sure the lid is on securely. Don't judge...it works I promise!*…
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!).