Mar 29, 2013

Spring Cleaning Sale


We're linking up with Krista over at The Creative Chalkboard on a Spring Cleaning Sale.  We have just uploaded some new things along with some "old" things for the month of April.  We are going to be offering our Spring Cleaning sale from Friday, March 29-Monday, April 1.  Here are some things that I plan on using when I get back next week from Spring Break:

These are some of the things I am using for math and literacy next week. 
April Math Journal on sale for only a $1.60
April Journal Topics For Guided Journal Writing on sale for $2.00
March Madness on sale for $7.20  This unit is filled with lots of common core math standards with a basketball theme

These are some of the things I use for my word work board for my Daily 5.  I just copied them all and put them into a booklet.  I set different page numbers for different level of readers in my classroom.  EASY differentiation tool!!
Cruising Through Literacy Phrases on sale for $2.00  Most of my students know all of their kindergarten popcorn words, so this is the next level of reading these words in phrases.  We also work hard on reading them fluently
Cruising Through Literacy Phrases set 2 on sale for $2.00
Cruising Through Literacy Phrases set 3 on sale for $2.00

Head on over to our TPT store and check out some of these fun items!



Mar 21, 2013

Project Based Learning and Teddy Bear Picnic

 Our kindergarten team has been organizing a project that will integrate all subject areas together in the next couple of weeks.  Here is what the plan is for our project.  The teachers chose 3 animals that were on the endangered species list:  See the World Wildlife Fund.  We chose a frog, octopus, and a sea turtle.  We had the kids vote on one of those animals that we would like to help save since it was on the endangered list.  Sea turtles won, so now let our project begin.  The kids will be doing some research by listening to nonfiction books.  We will then be writing facts about our sea turtles from the books that we read.  After we gain our facts, the kids will sell different color of "turtle water" to the rest of the school at lunch.  We are charging a $1.00 for each bottle of turtle water.  With the money we collect, we plan to put it towards helping out endangered sea turtles.  Some students will be making posters, some students will be writing facts/poems and reading them on the announcements each day, and all students will be involved with making the turtle water.  I think the students will have a blast with this fun project.

We plan on using some of our math skills such as adding, subtracting, and sorting to help with this project.  We will also be focusing on some of the common core science standards during this sea turtle study.

Tomorrow is our Teddy Bear Picnic.  The kids are so excited about this fun day!!  It is our last day of school before our Spring Break officially begins!  I think the teachers are just as excited about this day, too!!

Mar 7, 2013

A Little Cat Fun and Don't Forget About Our Giveaway

My students have had so much fun this week sharpening their saw with Dr. S activities.  They just love listening to the books and doing fun reading/math centers.  But if I had to guess, their favorite part has probably been the fun Dr. S snacks that we have had this week.
My husband along with one of my besties helped me make Truffula trees for this week, too.





  

Also, don't forget about our giveaway going on right now:
We are so excited to be teaming up with Beth from Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah for a St. Patrick's Day Giveaway.  Beth will be giving away a St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Clipart Set and her Kiss Me I'm Irish St. Patrick's Day Chevron Digital Scrapbook Pack.  We will be giving away a St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Math Packet that focuses on Counting and Cardinality Standards 6 and 7 with comparing numbers.  Another St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Math Packet we will be giving away focuses on Operations & Algebraic Thinking Standard 4.  We have listed some great ways to differentiate with these standards in these packets.

The St. Patrick's Day Giveaway starts Tuesday, March 5 and runs through Saturday, March 9.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 10.  GOOD LUCK!!
Here are the ways that you can enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment below that you follow Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah's TPT store
Leave a comment below that you follow Busy Bees' TPT store
Leave a comment below that you follow Busy Bees' Blog

 If you are entering the giveaway, please leave your comments on our March 5 blog entry so that we can choose a winner from that initial list.  THANKS!

Mar 5, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Giveaway

We are so excited to be teaming up with Beth from Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah for a St. Patrick's Day Giveaway.  Beth will be giving away a St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Clipart Set and her Kiss Me I'm Irish St. Patrick's Day Chevron Digital Scrapbook Pack.  We will be giving away a St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Math Packet that focuses on Counting and Cardinality Standards 6 and 7 with comparing numbers.  Another St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Math Packet we will be giving away focuses on Operations & Algebraic Thinking Standard 4.  We have listed some great ways to differentiate with these standards in these packets.

The St. Patrick's Day Giveaway starts Tuesday, March 5 and runs through Saturday, March 9.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 10.  GOOD LUCK!!
Here are the ways that you can enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment below that you follow Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah's TPT store
Leave a comment below that you follow Busy Bees' TPT store
Leave a comment below that you follow Busy Bees' Blog

  

Mar 3, 2013

Gearing Up For Some Fun

So many fun activities planned for this upcoming week.  We are celebrating Dr. S's birthday, so we will be reading a lot of his books.  We will be incorporating a lot of different standards throughout the week in many subject areas.  The best part is I have some great edible items for each day twisted into their learning fun and I am saving the best for the last day!!
Today I even twisted my hubbies arm to help out with a couple of things.  He helped rip light blue bulletin board paper for our Thing 1 and Thing 2 hats and is creating some truffula trees for me to have on the outside of my classroom.  I will definitely post pictures of this week to show you all of the fun we have in celebrating Dr. S's birthday.  What did we ever do without finding great ideas from blogs and Pinterest!
Just wrapping up our Sweet Treats packet and getting ready for a great giveaway with another clipart "artist"!!