Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day with friends and family. Today I just want to share an activity that I do every year and that is disguising turkeys. I usually do this in class and with my second graders they did an amazing job. This year I wanted to make it more of a take home project for my kinders and I love the way they turned out.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus

It's November and that means it's Mo Willem's month! I introduced pigeon to my students as well as duckling and they loved them. I ran out of time to read the other books so I will have to continue after the holidays, but Mo Willems was definitely a hit. We read a lot of pigeon books and even used him as our introduction to writing how-to's.

 Pigeon also taught us how to include speech bubbles in our writing.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

We're Reading!

Just like the title says, we're reading! Guys, this is amazing!! Only a few months ago, my students didn't know their letters names or sounds and now... WE'RE READING!! Okay, I am hooked, I understand why kindergarten is so amazing! I am so proud of my little readers.

Most, if not all of my students were able to complete this activity on their own. They built the word with letter tiles, colored the beginning letter and the -at family, and then read the word. When they were finished with the assignment, the had to come and read all of the words to me and they did!! You can find this activity HERE.

This activity I was sure they weren't ready for. I saved it for Friday after we had practiced our -at words numerous times. I tried giving it to them sooner in the week, but they just looked at me and were not having it. By Friday they were ready and guess what... they did great on it! They loved it! Especially when they were able to use their own spinner. You can get this activity HERE.