Friday, July 7, 2017

Apple Day

We were a bit late this year but we still celebrated Fall with our annual "Apple Day!"

We weighed and measured apples.  

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Our Trip Aboard the Polar Express!

On our last day of school before Winter Break we celebrated the season with a trip on the Polar Express.  Here we are leaving our classroom with our "Golden Tickets."

We walked to the "Polar Express" that was waiting for us up the hall.

Just like the kids in the movie we had hot chocolate and watched the Polar Express book on video (the movie was way too long for us)!

Here is me and my AWESOME Teaching Buddy, Amy and both of us with our WONDERFUL Para, Yanick!

Writing Celebration

We worked so hard on our unit on narrative writing and celebrated by inviting family and friends to share our stories with us!  Here is our FIRST writing celebration in kindergarten!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Letter Bear Game

This month the incomparable Dr. Jean has posted a fun activity to help us prepare for the upcoming school year.  One day she posted directions for playing "Letter Bear."  I made a game to go with her video so that you can print and download.  Grab it for free in my TpT store or you can download here too.  Here is the link to the Youtube video that tells about the game.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Milk Bottle Cap Game - Learning Letters and Letter Sounds

I have been collecting milk jug caps forever and wanted to make a letter game. This is my version of some that I have seen online.  

First I collected a ton of bottle caps (thanks to my daughter who is a milk lover)!

I printed out the letters and cut them out.  You can get your own letters by clicking below.

Then I modge podged the letters to the tops of the bottle caps.

I did 3 coats.  

Then we played the game!

I also made a version for matching beginning sounds to pictures.  You can see the versions and grab your own copy here

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Parent Communication

I started this blog as a way to communicate better with families and other teachers.  I communicate with them in many ways but I love to make sure they always know how to contact me.

A question was asked in a kindergarten group if I share business cards with parents.  I do but I also make these.  I print and laminate and attach a magnet to the back.  I place in a basket and pass out to parents at "Meet the Teacher" day.  You can make some too as there is an editable version in my TpT store.  Click the picture to download.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Super Cheap Dry Erase "Boards"

I saw this idea a while ago somewhere on the internet.  I've been wanting to try it for some time now. I don't know about you but all of my dry erase boards seem to be in really bad condition, don't wipe easily, marker stains and so on.

I bought these plates (4 for $1 at my local Dollar Tree) to try as dry erase boards!  Take a look:

I wrote on the plate with a dry erase marker.  I didn't even use a "real" Expo marker.  

Then I erased with one stroke:

This is what it looked like at the end :)

I am a HAPPY teacher!  I spent 6 dollars and have 24 dry erase "boards!!"