Thursday, September 11, 2014

freebie for your super scientist in the science lab

What a super fun day it was in Kindergarten at our school today.  We had fun in the science lab working on our concepts of our five senses and science tools.  These two work great together.  If you haven't explored the marshmallow using science tools and your five senses then you. haven't. lived. No joke! These kids are so funny and they don't even know it.  When we got to use our sense of smell to explore the marshmallow we had words used to describe it like....get ready..... banana and  crackers.  Love their excitement.  Love their truth.   Below is our recording sheet they used as they explored the marshmallow with their five senses. The students picked a descriptive word to write on the finger under that particular sense.  Have fun with it!
Click on the picture to get the worksheet.  The lab idea we got from Pinterest it is below also.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It WAS a full moon


Can't. Even. Describe. It. You must be a teacher to fully understand days before and after a full moon.
It was a rough day.
However the kids would disagree.  They would say 'today was awesome' 
They are brilliant: they can open their lockers!  That is huge!
Struggle: two step directions.
Me, " Put your chairs up on your table, and sit on your carpet squares"
my class: All chairs went up. YEA!!! BUT then.....4 went to work in my 2 person ipad station, one started writing on the table with his markers, 1 got his lunch box out of his locker (that he was able to open by himself because my students are brilliant!) and started eating the rest of his lunch and 2 gave each other a piggy back ride. 2 step directions are hard.  I get it.
Rough day for me.
Mother Nature can't touch me tomorrow.  Bye bye full moon. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Who is ready for another sale??

These girls are!! We are so happy that TpT has decided to have one more back to school sale ALL DAY TOMORROW. Whoop whoop!! Click on the pic to go to our store.

Friday, August 8, 2014

I Spy Tiny Things

We love having our work stations that are the same yet grow with the kids all year.  Meaning they learn how the station works at the beginning of the year, then as the concepts change as we teach them the stations concept changes alongside of that but the activity stay these same.  Less time teaching how the station works.  This packet is exactly that.  It is an I Spy Tiny Things station.  It has three different activities per month for reading AND math, and enough activities to run August through June! It covers a huge amount of concepts.  
The topics covered in this packet include: sight words, color words, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, numbers to 10, teen numbers, vowels, beginning sounds, subitizing, ending sounds, spelling CVC words, identifying the vowel in the word, number that comes before, number that comes after, identifying the blends, syllables, 2 more, 2 less, consonants and vowels, and tally marks!!  114 pages!!  The kids love using their magnifying glass as they work!  Check it out!!

More Freebies

Today's freebies come from one of our most favorite bloggers, Little Miss Kindergarten. Click on any of the pictures to go to her products. Haven't checked our her blog? Where have you been??? :)  Click on her button to check out her awesome blog.
Little Miss Kindergarten
Teaching those kiddos how to use bottles of glue is such an important thing. This freebie is super fun to practice those glue skills at the beginning of the year!
This next product is a staple in my science workstation. It helps the student have good science discussions with their friends.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Freebie Favorites

After some wild and crazy days of trying to decide what to buy in the latest TpT sale, I decided I want to share some of my favorite TpT freebies. These aren't our freebies, but some by some amazing other bloggers. The picture will take you to their TpT store.

Tattling is so huge in Kindergarten. When I student comes up to tattle, I always ask them "Is it a tattle or report?" This poster will be great to hang in the classroom as a point of reference during these times.
My kids have always loved "bye bye butterfly" "toodle-oo kangaroo". This freebie gives you great color strips of 25 different goodbye sayings to display in your classroom. It would be fun to have a student pick a different one each week and rotate through the year.