Monthly Archives: September 2012
I’m having a sale on my Teachers Pay Teachers site…selected items are 10% off until October 3rd in honor of Fall Break coming up on the 8th of October!
What’s on sale??
Mouse Paint Retelling Cards
Ten Frame BINGO
Quick a a Cricket Emergent Reader
Roll, Say & Write Uppercase Version
Kindergarten Binder Pack #1
Just visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to purchase your items!
I’ve just posted a new game I’ve been working on for 2 days on my TeachersPayTeachers store:
You can play 3 different levels of BINGO with this set. The first 5 cards only use the numbers 1-5 (represented on Ten Frames), the next five cards use the Ten Frames 6-10, and the last 10 cards use the numbers 1-10 combined!
Click the picture or link above to go there! I can’t wait to use this game with my kindergarten kids!
I’ve updated my Number Dice Toss and you can get it on my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store for FREE. 🙂
Click here to go there. 🙂
Due to popular demand, I created an Uppercase version of the Roll, Say, & Write:
You can visit my Teacher’s Pay Teachers store to purchase it.
I’m working on a shape game in this same style as well as a sight word version–slowly! 🙂
Be sure to leave feedback so I know how I can improve! 🙂
I searched for a long time for a simple reader to go along with my Monarch Butterfly study. I couldn’t find one, so I created a very simple one for my students to use and then take home with them:
It has a total of 6 pages and you can find it here on my Teachers Pay Teachers page. 🙂
Our big book this past week was Quick as a Cricket. I created a reader to use with this story and the children liked filling in the blanks I had left in the sentences for them.
We also used these Boardmaker pictures I found through a pin on Pinterest to help us tell the story. I printed them out, laminated them, and after a few minutes of thinking, decided to apply Velcro to the back of the pictures and magnets to the back of the sentence frame:
The pocket charts that they have in the Target Dollar Spot each year are great at holding the pictures. I put the sentence frame on my easel and 19 of the kids (exactly how many were present that day out of 26–strep is going around!) came up and took one action picture and one animal picture and placed them in the appropriate places. 🙂
I came across this book when I was looking for a nice read-aloud to share when learning about our hearts.
It’s called Heart of a Tiger by Marsha Diane Arnold. The story is about the kitten who must come up with a proper, truthful name for himself by naming day (something they apparently do in the cat world!). He cannot come up with a name, but really wants to be like the tiger; brave, powerful, wise. Eventually, the tiger turns him away, not agreeing to train the kitten, but he doesn’t know that the kitten follows him and saves his life. The tiger agrees that the name, “Heart of a Tiger” is the best, most truthful name for kitten number 4.
I liked this story because it gave the children another way to think about their hearts. Sure, they are used for physical things, but can also be used in a kind, strong, brave, thoughtful way. It’s a little long, lots of words on the pages, but my kids stuck with the entire story, not moving an inch! You know it’s a good story when that happens! 🙂
Another activity we did this week was discover the best place to hear our heartbeat. We used toilet paper tubes and listened to each others heads, feet, legs, and chests. We found that our chest was the best place to hear out heartbeat:
It’s a little hard to see, but they are listening to each others heads to listen for a heartbeat. 🙂 It was so cute watching them! 😉
We finally started our Math Work Stations this week. It takes me about 2 weeks (10-12 days) to introduce all the activities the kids will be doing during our MWS times. Here is what we looked like on day 2 of MWS:
I found this idea on Pinterest and thought my kids might enjoy some new playdough:
So, I made some of my own. It took me all of 10 minutes. I did use purple cake dye instead of black and it did not dye my hands at all, even after 5 minutes of kneading the dough.
I kneaded silver and a red/purple glitter mix in as well as some glitter stars that are silver. I think it will be so much fun for them to play with! It’s not sticky at all and I had everything already at home to make it with. 🙂