Sep 15, 2014

2D Flat Shape Booklets

Our focus today was KG6 which is compose simple shapes to form larger shapes.  We created a booklet together with lots of problem solving.  It was a math and reading integrated lesson.  The students read each page, cut out the provided shapes, completed their own problem solving, and glued down their answers.  They loved creating this booklet together and it was so much fun watching them problem solve.  What a fun way to cover this Geometry Standard.  They loved it!
Here is a quick link to our TPT store for the activities to help with the KG6 standard:  Shapes Into Shapes:  Compose Simple Shapes To Make Larger Shapes.
We have put this unit on sale for $2.40 until Thursday, September 18 at midnight Ohio time.  Check out the fun ways to help with this standard.

Triangles to make a square.

Semi circles to make a circle.

Trapezoids to make hexagons.

Sep 10, 2014

Meatball Writing Spacers

Last year my "Spaceman" writing spacers bit the dust after several years of using them.  Over the summer, I tried to think of a "cheap" way that I could make writing spacers and would have a "cute" presentation to them.  We have been talking about leaving space between our words or leaving a "meatball" space.  We have been talking about leaving spaghetti between our letters so that they don't touch, but there is a tiny bit of space between our letters. 

Well, the cheap and creative juice hit me...I bought tongue depressors, tape, and brown pompoms and created meatball spacers for the kids.  I can't wait to show them tomorrow their meatball spacers!!  For some reason I think they will love leaving space between their words tomorrow and hopefully from now on!!!

Here is what they look like:

Sep 4, 2014

Open House and Shape Fun

Tonight was our Open House and the students loved showing their parents around our room and our school.  Each year I give something different to my parents/kids so this year we did a smore theme and doughnut theme.  The kids loved them that might have been the best part.  However they also loved showing their parents the bubble gum rubric in our room and of course then wanted a piece of bubble gum.  Since my motto is they always have to be learning, I made them tell me how many they are allowed to take from the machine.  The word one is a popcorn word, so I made them spell the popcorn word o-n-e before they could take one.  I am floored how many knew how to spell one just from our practicing them each day.  

  2D shapes has been our focus this week.  They love spinning the spinners with a partner and coloring in the shape.  Next week we will continue our 2D shape unit so that we make sure we focus on the Geometry standards.  If you are looking for a fun way to teach shapes, check out our unit in our TPT store:  Flat Shape 2D Unit.  More pictures to come next week on this unit.

Aug 28, 2014

First Four Days and Brave Enough To Do Journal Writing

We just completed our first full 4 days of kindergarten.  The students have off Friday and teachers in our district have inservice on SLO's for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Here are a couple of pictures of what we did the last couple of days:

 Our math journals continue to be a big seller on our TPT store.  We have a math journal for each month.  One of the best things about them is that you just copy them, staple them, and they are ready to go.  Shhhhh...this year I have them copied for the entire year!!  SOOOOOOO easy!  Click here  for our September Math Journals on our TPT store. 

Aug 20, 2014

Back To School Boost

We are taking part in the one day TPT Back To School Boost Sale.  Just click on the following link to take you to our store: