Apr 28, 2013

May Behavior Chart Freebie Posted On TPT

We just put the May Behavior Chart on our TPT store for you to download as a freebie: click here to take you to the direct link:  May Behavior Chart.  So hard to believe that for us, this will be the last one this school year.  This year has gone by so fast!

We wrapped up our Sea Turtle unit last week.  I will say the kids were SO excited about this unit.  Our culminating project to this unit was making and selling turtle water which the kids loved.  It was bottled water with kool-aid packets hot glued onto the bottle lid.  They raised over $300 in just 3 days selling turtle water.  Our initial goal was to sell at least $25 so we could adopt at least one sea turtle.  We realize that it is towards the end of the school year, but we will be posting our Save The Sea Turtles Project Learning Unit real soon this week.

Apr 17, 2013

Any Ideas For Kindergarten Parent Meeting In The Spring

We have a parent meeting coming up in about 3 weeks.  We were just trying to put together some new ideas for parents for basic information or readiness things to work on over the summer.  Any great ideas that your district does that you would recommend?  Thanks! 

Apr 16, 2013

Adopt A Sea Turtle For Earth Day

Our sea turtle project has been up and running.  We completed journals together last week writing informational entries.  So, I thought I wanted to see how much information the kids retained from the nonfiction books I read along with the journal booklets we wrote.  I gave the students some journal paper and told them that I wanted them to do an independent writing on things they learned about sea turtles.  I thought the kids did great job with their writings. I took these writings, typed them up, and are going to make an Earth Day Save the Sea Turtles booklet for each child.  Here are some independent journal samples:

Once I have their booklets done, I will share what those look like.  Our selling of Turtle Water(colored kool-aid) starts in a couple of days.  We are trying to raise $25.00 by selling this water so we can adopt a sea turtle.  My kids have loved this project which is going to conclude at the end of Earth Day "week".

Apr 10, 2013

Help Save The Sea Turtles Project

Writing Says:  We should pick up the trash at the beach.  Do not release balloons in the air because they land in the ocean.

Apr 3, 2013

Daily 5 Ideas and Crusing Through Fluency Phrases

Quick click to head over to our TPT store to snatch up these Fluency Phrases:
Cruising Through Fluency Phrases Set 1 
Cruising Through Fluency Phrases Set 2  
Cruising Through Fluency Phrases Set 3

Next up, sharing ways we work on additional reading/word work during our reading/writing Daily 5 time.