March 31, 2012

Spring Cube Game

'Tis the season....for assessing, assessing, assessing, and report cards. While this can be a stressful time, it can also be a rewarding time as well. It is amazing how far the children have come since the beginning of the school year!
Here is one of our favorite things to a cube game! The children will cheer when I say we are gong to play a cube game today. Haha. Who ever thought that tally marks and graphing could be so much fun? If you are like me and you are happy to see Spring arrive, then you will love this adorable spring cube made with cute clipart from Scrappin Doodles. You can look for it here in our Teachers Pay Teachers store:

Happy Spring Break!!

March 11, 2012

Parking Lot

How cute and fun is this? I found this idea on Pinterest and just redid it to make it my own. I have been using it in my small group lessons to encourage the learning of sight words. I laminated several of them so I can use them over and over again. I put words in the parking spaces with a dry erase marker for easy removal. I usually put words on it that we are reviewing and ones the children will find in the book they are going to read with me during the guided reading lesson. The children use a matchbox car and drive it to the correct sight word and park their car on that spot. Such a motivating and fun activity. You could use it for so many things, not just sight words. You could put letters in the parking spaces, or numbers, shapes, number sentences, and so much more!! I have added it to our Teachers Pay Teachers store for only $1!! Take a look here:

March 8, 2012

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Here is my March bulletin board! It turned out really cute. The children made the rainbows out of pieces of tissue paper that they rolled into balls and glued on the rainbow. The writing prompt was, "What would you want to find at the end of the rainbow?" They wrote their answer on a pot of gold. Some of the children wanted to find a dog or a pony or candy at the end of the rainbow. But there was one who said they wanted to find spy hat so he could spy on people. Haha!! I wonder what he wants to find out about others and who he wants to spy on. Happy March everyone!! I hope you find something wonderful at the end of the rainbow!

March 4, 2012

Dental Health Fun!

Another great idea from Pinterest!! Happy dental health month. In our classrooms, we have been learning about our teeth and how to take care of them. We even had a visit from the tooth fairy! She taught us some very valuable things. 
We made this mouth using apples, mini marshmallows, and caramel. I know, I know, not everything is healthy for your teeth, but boy did we have a lot of fun making them!! I loved hearing the fun and excitement in their comments while they were making them. The challenge was getting all the pieces to hold together. As I was taking pictures, some of the children held their creation up to their mouths saying, "Look at my teeth."

March 3, 2012

Valentine's Day

I have had a few glitches since starting the blog, but I think I have them all figured out. Whew! I am so excited to get this endeavor rolling along!

It has been a fun and exciting couple of months in kindergarten since I have started this blog. In January we learned all about winter and animals in winter. We have yet to have any snow in Maryland this year (which is okay with me) but the children would love to see some.

February has been very busy as well with President's Day, Dental Health and Valentine's Day. This year I tried something new for Valentine's Day. I found this great idea on Pinterest ( Take a look, how cute is this???
I took a picture of each of my students with their arm stretched out in front of them and their hand in a fist. I changed the background so it would have a Valentine's feel to it. After printing, I added the heart lollipop so it looks as if the child is holding it out. So adorable!! They turned out great. I did learn however, that position of the children's arm is important. A few of them had their arm stretched out in front of them so when I added the lollipop it covered their face. They still turned out adorable, but I will know better for next year! Everyone seemed to enjoy them!
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