Monday, November 24, 2014

Run, Turkey, Run



I have been so MIA on here lately!  I have been posting on Insta, but not on here.  That is changing now! :)
Our principal emailed us in the morning telling us to have fun these two days and I changed up my plans a little- You have to listen to the principal ;)
Today, we did everything we could turkey or as some of my kiddos called it chicken.
We read this book:


So adorable!
After we read this book, we created our own turkeys using paper plates and colored tissue paper!
Save yourself some time and use the die cutter!  These will be the heads.

I cut a paper plate in half and my kiddos glued colored tissue paper onto the plate.  The feathers :)  To make it a little more educational, I had my kiddos count out 20 pieces of tissue paper to glue to their plate.

Once they were done gluing the colored tissue paper, they glued the head right on top.

They turned out so cute, but we are NOT done!
I also threw in some writing and had my kiddos write about where their turkey would hide so they wouldn't be eaten!
The prompt is traceable and then my kinders wrote in where the turkey would hide!  

We had a lot of them hide at the zoo.  I thought this picture was just so cute! :)

Enjoy your short week and if you are off...I'm jealous, but ENJOY!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Turkey Feathers

My turkey activities might need to turn into snow activities after our first snow!  I am not ready for winter!
Each kiddo got a body and strips of paper, the "feathers".  Strips are a lot easier to prep!
They glued their feathers on, counted and wrote the numbers on each feather!  I added a strip that my kiddos traced and wrote their number in the blank.
How adorable is that face!?


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Five for Friday

Fun letter review!  Letter bean bag toss!  I wrote each letter on a paper plate.  Everyone got a turn to toss a bean bag onto a letter.  They would say that letter and then sit down.  This could be played with any concept you are working on!

We are talking about the past and in our book they talked about Lincoln Logs!  Look what we had in our classroom to play with!  They were so excited to play with toys from the past. 
We are in our number unit for math.  We counted the letters in our name for this lesson.  I created this sheet.
 Then everyone wrote their names on a square construction paper!  My kinders glued their names, counted the letters, then wrote their name on the line!  They rocked this activity! :)

We used this paper saver sheet to practice the word are.


We are talking about numbers and this little one took his colored tiles and made a ten frame! I think he's getting it!

How was your week?



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Currently November

October flew by!  I love this time of year because the holiday season is coming and I LOVE the holidays! :)
I'm linking up with Farley for Currently!

Listening-Some show about some baseball player or something :)  Not paying attention
Loving-  Have you heard of the The Skimm?  It is my daily lunch read!  They "Skimm" the news for you and send you a quick read about random headlines.  Check it out!
Thinking-My "2 Year Blogiversary" was end of October and I am thinking a giveaway is needed!  Stay tuned...
Wanting- I don't think I am ready for winter!  I need a few more summer weather days...please:)
Needing-Nothing :)
Reading- Nothing currently, but I just finished Gone Girl and OMG go read it!  It was great!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Five for Friday

You did it!  You survived Halloween week!  We aren't allowed to celebrate Halloween because some consider it a religious holiday, BUT we still had a pretty fun 4 day week...yes we had Halloween off!! :)

I finished my Half Sheet-Alphabet pack!  My kiddos rocked our letter review!  One buyer took each letter and made it into a small book!  Genius!
 
We still love our cutting practice with these sight word pages!


I love this time of year because my kinders are finally trying to sound spell!  
"This weekend I got new clothes."


The closest I could get to a "Halloween" activity.  Graphing skittles!  This was the first time we tried graphing and everyone seemed to get it!:)


We had Friday off to do our grades!  I had mine done so I spent the day doing work in my classroom and planning with my team!  Hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpkin Shape Trace~FREEBIE

I have fun pumpkin themed math center for you today!
I bought these shape cards from Target!  If you don't have these cards, that is ok!  You can use any shape cards or shape dice to use with this worksheet!

I put my worksheets in a page protector to save on the copies!

I had my kiddos grab a shape card and then trace that shape.

They LOVED it especially tracing the star and heart :)

Grab your sheet for free HERE!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shapes

My long weekend has officially started!  We had a 2 day week, with conferences, and a work day thrown in there!  Whoo whoo!
We are still learning all we can about shapes!  Our shape unit is not amazing, so we have to make it more fun!
I made these little shape posters (aka shape unit in the works)!  

I put the shapes in the middle of our circle and everyone got  a chance to throw their bean bag on a shape.  Whatever the bean bag landed on or which ever one they were closest to they would identify.

One of the other kinder teachers and I always try to come up with a fun art project every week.  And when we say come up with it usually is right as our prep is ending...

Since we are learning about shapes we decided to make a "Shape Pumpkin Patch".  I drew some shapes and wrote out a sentence that had our kiddos counting the pumpkins.
Quick, easy, and super cute! :)