Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let's Catch Up!

Okie dokie!  This will be a long one!  First of all we have uploaded 2 new files to TPT!  We finished our March Math and Literacy and we uploaded a Monthly Songs file per request from several of our followers!
Both are SUPER cute and I hope you will check them out!
I also wanted to share a FEW more Dr. Seuss ideas!  We have wrapped up our Seuss unit because we had to get busy with our Texas unit!  Our Kindergarten rodeo will be on Friday!!!!  Yee-Haw!

We made the Things from Deanna Jump's Dr. Seuss unit!  The books that the kids created were precious!  I love the Dr. Seuss style language in this one!  LOL!

Our garden lady had a really cute garden/rhyming activity for Dr. Seuss week but the weather was awful....the sun did not shine.  It was too wet to play.  So we had "garden" in the classroom that day!  :)
It was really cute though!  She read the children Hop on Pop (well my kids kind of read to her!) and then did a rhyming activity.  She had 8 items in a tub and the kids had to match them up...which they loved.
We made Deanna Jump's Cat glyphs....

and the wockets in our pockets inspired from Pinterest!

We also made our cat in the hats from Overall Success that we've been doing for years now!
I love the writing they do on the cats hats....I don't know if you can read it but it says...If the cat came into the park this is what I would do. I would play with him on the slide. I had some great ones! 

Wacky Wednesday!

We read the foot book and measured each other with feet! Then I have them draw themselves in their wacky outfit and write how many feet tall they are.

Fox in Socks- silly socks!

I saw this cute idea somewhere on Pinterest!  Too cute!  These will be great for the end of the year DVD!

Dr. Seuss week has to be one of the kids favorites!  They loved every minute of it!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gotta Love the Doctor...Seuss that is!

We've been BUSY with our Dr. Seuss unit for the last week and a half.
We used Deanna Jump's unit and Kimberly Jordano's ideas.  Here are the photos...

This student and her grandmother made this AWESOME hat for Wacky Wednesday!  She used felt, posterboard and a red marker.  At the end of the unit,  I took a photo of each student in their WW outfit with their favorite Seuss book. I'll add these photos to our end of the year DVD.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy HEART Day!

We had a "LOVELY" Day celebrating Valentines today!  This process started several days ago!
We started by creating our Valentine bags so we could begin "mailing" our valentines.  We had a choice to make:
a bear,

a rabbit,

or a frog!  (Bag ideas from Kimberly Jordano)

They turned out precious!

Then they picked a friend and created a heart together!  I took their picture with their finished heart! 
I attached it to the heart along with their writing!  This picture is always one of their
favorites in their scrapbook and in our movie at the end of the year!

We created our valentine kids and made old fashioned valentines for them to hold!

We made a Friends can, have, are chart!  I saw this on Pinterest!  I think Mrs. Plant?!?

Our Kim Adsit valentine people!

Abby inspired our valentines for our parents!  These turned out so cute!  I don't have a finished picture of
the final product but trust me they were precious!

Here we are measuring with pennies, paperclips, cubes, and candy hearts.

Mailing valentines is fun!  So is receiving them :)!

Happy Valentines Day!

I gave the kids playdough hearts! (Idea from Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour)

I also gave them cotton candy cones! (Also from Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour)

I also gave them Love Juice!  Idea and printables from Tatertots and Jello!

Hope your Valentines Day was "LOVELY", too!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Book Fair Finds

I love book fairs! Our school's annual book fair just ended.  This year's theme was Luau.  A first grade teacher/friend coordinates the Family Literacy Night.  It coincides  with our annual book fair.  We created the backdrop for family photo ops.  And, every child that attends FLN, receives a free book. Each grade level has a table in the cafeteria with age appropriate games.  Free corn dogs, drinks and chips were provided. There's always a GREAT turn out.

Of course, I had to buy just a FEW more books!