May 21, 2015

Volunteer Gifts Completed

Prior to adding our goodies into the bags for our volunteers.

We tucked the 2 cards stapled down into the bag for them to read.

Card #1 added to the bag.

Card #2 stapled to the back of card #1.

Back side view of our bags~

Today was the last day for my volunteers to come in and help out in our classroom.  We absolutely had the best volunteers this year.  They were soooo dependable!!  They would do anything for us, too!  They were "Simply" the best and we loved them "Chipin" in to help us this school year.  I will have to say this was by far the EASIEST volunteer gift that I have done for a long time!!

May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale and Mother's Day Projects Is Completed

TPT is having a Teacher Appreciation Sale Tuesday, May 5-Wednesday, May 6.  All you have to do is fill your cart and enter the code THANK You to get 28% off of the items in your cart.  
We have leadership day this coming Friday at our school, so I knew if was going to be a busy week.  So I decided to be PROACTIVE and have the kids complete their project last week.  We sent all of them home last Friday.  Yes...first time in 28 years that I was organized a week early!!  
Here is what I did~
I first saw the idea at Soaring Through Second blog where she gives info on the free downloads and what app you need in order to complete the project.  Once I was done with the pictures, I uploaded it to Wal-Greens, purchased frames from Dollar Tree and they were finished.

 Next up, kindergarten graduation~

Apr 21, 2015

Living Things Plant Unit Complete

We wrapped up our plant unit today.  We did a fun eating project which is on pinterest.  I told the kids that they were going to eat a WHOLE plant today...of course they just looked at me like you are kidding?!?!  So, we passed out the plate that was full of the veggies and the students had to read the parts of a plant and place their veggies in the correct box.  Once we had the veggies in the correct spot, the students then got to try the different parts of a plant.  They absolutely loved this conclusion activity to a fun unit~ 
Our plants in our greenhouses are beginning to root...yeah


Apr 9, 2015

Bridges Math Series Fun

Our district is in the process of finalizing our math adoption for next year.  It looks like Bridges will be the series that will be used for grades K-5.  So, kindergarten has 2 more units left for the school year which is 3D shapes and Measurement.  Bridges has given us the opportunity to use their materials for these 2 units for us to explore around before our summer training.  
Since we only had 4 days this week due to spring break vacation.  We are reviewing our flat shapes through their work places (centers) that were used in their Module 5 Unit.  We are introducing 2 centers each day.  One of the BEST parts about work places are the apps that go with the different math strands.  We have only done 2 days worth of the Bridges 2D shape items and my kids are loving it!!

Apr 2, 2015

Farley's Currently

I am linking up with Farley's Currently.  I am on spring break, so this one was SO much fun for me.  Here you go...
 I feel the beach calling my name, so out of here...