Thursday, December 18, 2014

Read it, Bead it, Type it, Write it

Melissa, from Jungle Learners, contacted me a while back to try out her Read it, Bead it, Write it, Type it pack!

I am SO glad she did because this pack is amazing!  There are so many skills that you hit in one easy to use literacy center!
I used the Pre-Primer Edition with my kinders!
First, your kiddos have their Read it, Bead it, Type it, Write it mat and a stack of sigh words.  These sight words are not just any sight words though.  Each card has pictures on it.

You kiddos need to figure out what the beginning sound of each picture is and then find that bead.  Once they figure out each sound and put their beads on their string, they will have their sight word.
Next, they will write the sight word and then use the keyboard on the bottom to type their word.
This was so fun!
I used a page protector, but you could also laminate!  I had these letter beads from Lakshore, but any letter beads would work out great!
Any activity that makes learning sight words fun PLUS working on beginning sounds is number one in my book!
Melissa was so kind to let me give away a copy to one of my followers!  Merry Christmas to you! :)

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Polar Express~MINI UNIT

This post has been on my to do list since last year!  Yes, I made this mini unit last year and waited to post it until now!  If you are looking for a some fun centers and activities for your kiddos to do, check it out!

We started out our day with a few literacy centers!
We did a Polar Express Write the Room!  There are eight cards that you can hang around your room or just add to your word work center.  I also added two ABC order sheets that you can use with the write the room cards.
This is a rhyming match center.  Your kiddos find the rhyming matches and record.  It can be done in a center or as a class!
Two math centers included adding and subtracting!  Each center has your kiddos picking a card, solving the problem, and recording.
I used these page protectors to save on paper!
Our day was complete with a hot chocolate and a movie!  Before all this, we graphed how we liked our hot chocolate-hot,warm, and cool!  My kiddos decorated their mug (included in the pack) and wrote which they prefer.
I can't forget to mention we also wore our pajamas to school!  
Check out this pack HERE

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Just Add A Highlighter - FREEBIE

We used one of the pages from my Dotter Fun pack this past week.  Instead of making my kiddos wait their turn and use the dotters I had, I pulled out our highlighters!  Everything is more fun with a highlighter or any type of marker!  No dotters-no problem :)
We are practicing our beginning sounds!
We also are having a blast and learning a lot with our half sheets!

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Dotter beginning sounds!  No dotters- use those markers :)

Sight word review!
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Currently December!

I'm linking up with Farley for her currently linky! :)

Listening- I LOVE Christmas music and as I type this "All I Want for Christmas" is on!  My favorite!  What is your favorite Christmas song?
Loving-  Love this time of year!  My school got a hat donation and everyone got to take a hat home.  We will all be warmer this winter!

Thinking-  Thanksgiving break was nice...I can't wait for winter break! Until then we will be testing, testing and doing some snowy activities!
Wanting-  The day after Christmas we leave for FL.  Even if it is 50 degrees it will be amazing :)
Needing- I'm happy!
Giving- FREE here ONLY!  Click here or on the picture!

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.