Monthly Archives: November 2009
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Yes, it’s me…waiting until the last possible moment on Sunday to update…keeping you all on the edge of your seats no doubt! 🙂
The last two weeks have been hectic to say the least and I’ve been snapping photos here and there, so this post will just be a mish-mash of them all. As always, let me know if you have any questions!
There are a group of Kindergarten teachers from my district getting together tomorrow to start working on planning our first IB unit and then the week after that, several of us are getting together to plan our Holidays Around the World theme, so I’ll post that for sale, once I get it all together! 🙂
On to the photos:
One of our standards this quarter is measurement (this will be a stretch!) and this game is from the Developing Number Concepts book (the new one). This is the build a tower race. I taught this game to the children so that they would become more familiar with stacks of cubes up to 9 (there is another sheet for 4-9). The children roll a number die or a dot die and build a tower with that many cubes. I told my children to play until they filled up one number’s row entirely, then take all the cubes off and start over.
We had our Ice Cream Election the first Tuesday in November and the next few pictures will show you what we did. I will say that we were able to take a quick tour of the polling place at our school. I was just going to walk my children through so they could see it, but the Polling Inspector had prepared a 5 minute talk that was just on their level–it was awesome!
We read the Little Red Hen the first week of November and I’ll have to take pictures of those charts and things we did that week when I get back to school. Last week, we read The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (along with many versions of the story that I have collected!) You can see this post for more details.
I also changed out my Math Work Stations last week so they reflect Measurement. When I get back to school, I’ll take some pictures of what is in the tubs this month.
Sorry for the delay in posting…I’ve been taking loads of pictures, but I haven’t found anytime to post them. I’m busier than usual this November and am having trouble finding time to do much of anything!!! I’ve taken on several things at school, am preparing for our school Holiday Bazaar, and preparing materials for a few Kindergarten get-togethers. I am also getting ready to speak at two state conferences in February and March. I also have a rubber stamping business on the side and I just finished preparing materials for our class on Saturday.
If you want to check out what we’re doing, you can check out my posts from last November…we’re basically doing the same things and I will be adding lots of new things for Math very soon. My plan is to post on Saturday or Sunday this weekend. It was convenient for me to post at school, but when I tried last week, I found that our firewall is blocking me from doing that now, so I have to find time at home…and with a 5 year old running around…well you know how that goes!! 🙂
In preparing for the two conferences I am doing in February and March, we will be getting the new Farmer’s Market “Winter Packet” together, so I’ll be posting that along with our PowerPoint that we put together on my Kristen’s Kindergarten Store as soon as that’s done so you can see it too!! 🙂
If you’re in the Indiana area, you can see me at ISRA and HASTI in February and March along with some of my colleagues…we’re so excited to be sharing our ideas.
See you for an update on Saturday or Sunday!