Friday, September 30, 2011

Graphing Bear Counters

This week my kiddos have been working on sorting and counting. This leads into creating graphs and comparing sets. This is always a favorite of mine to teach. This week we sorted, counted, compared, and graphed our teddy bear counters. The kids had a blast! I hope you will enjoy using this graph with your kiddos!


I love our pumpkins unit that I do each year. The kids love learning about the life cycle of pumpkins, doing pumpkin investigations, and finally visiting the pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkin. Here is a math actvity that I created for my students to practice counting out the specific number of erasers. I purchased the jack-o-lantern erasers from the Dollar Spot at Target last week. The counting mats go from 1 to 20 which is the common core standard for kindergarten. The second set of counting mats has tens frames for those who use Everyday Math.

This sentence building activity from Maggie's Kinder Corner Blog is a perfect addition to this unit. I hope you can use it too!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sight Word Game

I just found the most interesting sight word game on K Double Stuffed's blog. She has the sight words on cookies that you can print on cardstock and laminate. I am planning to put magnetic tape on the back of them and use a real cookie sheet to have my kinderkids practice reading them.

Click on the pictures below to go to her blog!

Monday, September 26, 2011

More Beginning Sound Games

Here are some more concentration games that practice beginning letter sounds. I hope you can use them!

I will continue to post more games as I create them.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Beginning Letter Sounds

Each week my kindergarten team introduces 2 letter sounds. We introduce these in the order of the PALS reading program. This week we will introduce the letters I and G and their corresponding sounds. During small group reading, I practice these beginning sounds by playing beginning letter sound concentration games. I am sharing these two games with you. I hope you can use them too. I print 2 sets of each game and glue them to construction paper to make them more durable. Then I laminate them to make them sturdy for little hands.

New to the Blogging World

I am brand new to the blog world. I have become addicted to the teaching blogs that I have found so I decided to try starting my own. I love finding new materials to use within my classroom and thought I would share some of the things that I have created. I hope you enjoy reading and please share any suggestions you have!

Here is a little bit about me. I am starting my 6th year of teaching. I have taught both kindergarten and first grade: kindergarten for 2 years, first grade for 3 years, and now I am back to kindergarten. I love teaching my "little people" and they make me smile so often. I am married to my wonderful husband of 5 years. We do not have any kids of our own yet, but each year I get a set of new kiddos to love.
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