Category Archives: The Farmers’ Market

I’m still here!

Hi Everyone!

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!

 

Kristen 🙂

The Farmer’s Market Handouts Available for purchase

I’ve had several (like 45+!) e-mails asking if I would be willing to sell my handouts from my workshop to those who did not win my comment contest a few weeks ago.

I’ve obtained a button through PayPal so that can happen.  The cost is $5.00 + $2.00 for shipping.  I tried to keep the cost low (because I know that as teachers we don’t make a lot! 🙂  ).

What will you receive for your $5.00 you ask?

Full color copies of my Literacy Work Station checklist handouts, planning sheets (that have not been posted on the blog), poems, songs, bibliographies for themes covered (Monarchs, Farm, Fall Changes, Fall Animals, Composting/Worms), my Full Day Kindergarten schedule (newly updated for 2009-2010), binder tabs to organize the handouts, and photos taken during my workshop (June 15th, 2009).

Click the button to order now! 🙂  I will also post this button on the left side of the page, where it will stay! 😉

I will be doing more of these workshops throughout the school year and will post a PayPal button after each of those handout sets are complete.

Kristen 🙂

LWS Check Sheet

Hi Everyone!

Only 4 1/2 more days of school left! 🙂  I’ll actually be really sad when the last day arrives, but it feels nice to say it now, being on this side of it! 🙂

I’ve been working on planning my workshop this summer.  We’ve decided to call it, “The Farmer’s Market; Inquiry Based Science through Literacy Work Stations”.  Catchy, huh?

I was asked today to present it (okay, more like told that I was going to be!) presenting at the ISRA (Indiana State Reading Association) Conference in March 2010! 🙂  What an honor!

Okay, on to the reason for this post…

I made several sheets to help me get organized so I thought I would share them with you and see what you think.  Now, you can only have them if you promise to leave me a comment! 🙂  Honor system here! I want to know if you would use them, if they are user friendly, and if they make sense!

Here they are in no particular order:

LiteracyWorkStationsPlanningSheet (this one I posted a few days ago…but here it is in the same post with all the others!)

MonarchplanningsheetLWS (this one is the sheet that is posted above, however I filled this one in-at the workshop, this will be given; along with several others to the teachers to help them plan/get started planning and it will also show them the activites they will complete during the workshop)

sciencethemegrid (I created this sheet to show when I teach particular science themes throughout the year, some overlap from month to month)

LWS Check Sheet (This little beauty I created about 5 minutes ago–I wanted to have a sheet that would not only  help me make sure that I had materials for every station this summer during our workshop, but also throughout the school year as well.  It makes the planning sheet above seem a little redundant, but think of this one more of a quick check sheet that you could use when getting materials out/storing them away.  I envision myself putting this sheet into a large Ziploc with the materials that are checked so that they are ready for next year and I know what stations can be open/closed during that theme)

Anyway…there you go!  Remember HONOR SYSTEM–I want comments here people!!! 🙂  If you leave me a comment, I might be persuaded to send 4-5 people a copy of all the handouts given out at my workshop–and I know from the daily hit counter that there are more than just 12 of you out there!  SO LEAVE ME A COMMENT, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???!! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

LWS Planning Sheet

Here is a sheet I made that I wish I  had last year when setting up my Literacy Work Stations:

LiteracyWorkStationsPlanningSheet

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