May 26, 2013

Parent Volunteer Gifts Off Of The To Do List

A couple of days ago, it finally dawned on me that the 2012-2013 school year is going to end real soon.  So, I started making my to do list and realized that I had a lot of things to do before my year ended.  I knew it usually takes a while to think about what I want to do for parents and then it takes some time to put it together.  I am pleased to "announce" that all of my parents received their thank you gift last week and it really didn't take that long.
I meant to take a picture of all 10 of them together which would have been a good picture, but of course I forgot.  I almost forgot to take a picture of these!!  I did 3 different colors of pots red, blue, and brown.  You can't see it very good but I did thanks with black vinyl letters on the actual pots.  The black and white polka dot is ribbon that I glued onto the pots.  Next time I would have added some white polka dots onto the pots, too.  
The kids helped sign cards and colored the front of the cards for the volunteers.  I used a chevron straw for the holder, but glued it to a popsicle stick at the end to stick in the dirt so it wouldn't get "soggy" when they watered the plant.  

Here is a picture of what I send home this year:

Next up wrapping up my Kindergarten Scrapbook(Memory) books.  They are almost done, just have a few extra pictures to insert into the booklets.  Two final things this weekend are to get my grade cards done and get ready for our Summer Fun activities on Tuesday.  The kiddos are so excited for this fun day!
Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend, too~

May 15, 2013

Leadership Extravaganza Is Almost Here

Our school is in year one of Leader In Me training.  We are having a school wide program celebrating our school year along with the 7 habits.  Each class was to make a celebration board for the program to have displayed for the parents to enjoy.  I had the kids help me with deciding what they wanted to do and this is what we came up with for our board.  They each chose 2 habits and told how they use these habits at school or at home. This is what you see on the speech bubble.
We are wrapping up our insect unit with our fun The Very Hungry Caterpillar projects.  The kids have had a fun time working on this insect unit.  Our caterpillars should be hatching early next week.  What a fun way to end our insect unit.

May 6, 2013

TPT Sale Begins

We have been so busy lately wrapping up those end of the year items.  We promise to have pictures up and posted real soon of some of those end of the year projects.  However, we can never miss an opportunity to grab some great TPT sales during this May 7-8 sale.  Check out some great products from our TPT store.  For a direct link click here:
Busy Bees TPT store.  Happy Shopping!!! 

 Here are some fun end of the year items:
May Math Journal
Dibels Practice Fluency Sentences
Very Hungry Caterpillar Math Activities
Very Hungry Caterpillar Literacy Activities
Segmenting For Dibels and Dibels Next Practice
May Journal Topics For Kindergarten Guided Journal Writing