Sunday, November 27, 2011

Here Comes the Gingerbread Man!

I love gingerbread! They are so cute and for Christmas my kitchen is decorated in them! Whether you are using them as alternative for teaching Christmas or using them to teach fairy tales, gingerbread men are adorable and fun!

I created these gingerbread men with tens frames and numbers to have the kids match mini Christmas erasers to the correct number on the card.

I created this game to use with my small groups and my intervention group who are having trouble with rhyming words. The kids will have to match the two pictures whose names rhyme. This skill can be very difficult for some kids to catch on and I like to give them all the practice I can.

I created this game to have my kinderkids practice recognizing the numbers 1-20 and put them in order during our math group time. Then the kids will use the worksheet to cut apart the numbers and glue them down in order on a piece of construction paper.

If you choose to use any of these games, please leave me a comment! Thanks!!

Favorite Christmas Books

I love the Christmas season and even though I teach in a public school we are still allowed to teach the secular part of Christmas. My students love hearing all of my Christmas books read aloud to them. My all-time favorite Christmas book is Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. I have been using this book since I started teaching and the kids always love it as well! I also purchased Jan Brett's new book Gingerbread Friends when it came out and the kids like it as well since it is the sequel to Gingerbread Baby. I hope you will use some these in your classroom!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Here's a Peek At My Week!

This was a very short week for us (only 2 days!) so we worked on some skills that my kinderkids need more practice on.

We have been working on rhyming words since this is an important skill for the 2nd quarter. We will be doing some whole group activities including this one. I have a set of 12 pairs of rhyming pictures. Each child will get a card and then they will have to find their rhyming picture partner. They will then come up and put the pictures in the pocket chart and tell the class their pair of rhyming words.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I am so thankful!

I have been thinking this week about how thankful I am for all the blessings in my life. I have a wonderful husband and a great life for which I am grateful each and every day. I am thankful for my parents who raised me to be the person I am today. I am thankful for my extended family and in-laws who mean so much to me. I have a great group of coworkers on my kindergarten team who are always willing to help out when I need advice. I have such a sweet class of 22 kinderkids this year and the list could continue to go on... so I am posing this question: What are you thankful for?

I am linking up with What a Teacher Wants for their linky party. Hope you will visit!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Favorite Thanksgiving Books

Teaching Blog Addict and Learning with Mrs. Parker are having linky parties about our favorite books for teaching about Thanksgiving. I love teaching about Thanksgiving so of course I have quite a few favorite books. My top 4 would be: The Great Turkey Race, The Amazing Turkey Rescue, Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks, and Thanks for Thanksgiving. The first two books are so much fun and the kids always want them to be read over and over. I hope you will try a few of these in your classroom as well.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am looking forward to teaching about Thanksgiving over the next couple of weeks. Here are some of the games I am using in my classroom. I hope you can use them too!

I created this math game to help my kinderkids practice matching numerals and quantities. I printed it on cardstock and laminated to make it last.
This is a game for my intervention group to practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters. I printed it on cardstock and laminated to make it last.
This game is a matching game using rhyming pictures. I plan to use it as a memory/concentration style game within my small groups. I printed it on cardstock and laminated to make it last.

 If you choose to use any of these games, please leave me a comment! Thanks!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall Fun

I feel like I haven't been on my blog in FOREVER! My personal life has been crazy with a great deal of tragedy in my husband's family so please forgive me for not being active. Hopefully things will become better as the days pass!

Since this week will be two weeks before Thanksgiving break for us I am doing some more fun fall activities with my kinderkids. I hope you can use these activities as well!

I printed this activity on cardstock and laminated. The kids have to find the 3 pictures and match them with the letter sound they begin with.

I printed this activity on cardstock and laminated. The kids match the uppercase and lowercase letters. This is going to be a great activity to use with my intervention group of kids who still need extra practice identifying these letters.

I also found some great activities to use this week on Kindergarten Hoppenings blog. I love her I Have Who Has game for fall alphabet. My kinderkids have become obsessed with this game.

 If you choose to use any of these games, please leave me a comment! Thanks!!
01 07 08 09 10
Pin It button on image hover