Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fairy Tale Fun

This week we began working on our fairy tale unit. This is a favorite of mine because I so enjoyed hearing and reading fairy tales as a child. Now I am sharing them with Macy, even though she is still a small. She loves hearing stories and looking at the pictures in her books. My kinders are just as excited about this as I am. They love to be read to and are doing so much better answering questions about the fairy tales.

One of the fairy tales I did this week was The Little Red Hen which is my mom’s favorite. She gave me the idea to have a treat to go along with the story for my kinders. We took small honey buns and cut them into bite size pieces. After I finished I sharing the story with them, I took out the pieces and I told them I wasn’t going to be like the little red hen. I was going to share my bread with them so they each got a piece of “bread” from me. They thought this was great. They enjoyed the story so much that we acted out the story again the next day with picture cards.

Next week we are also working on fairy tales and I am bringing in a special treat to go along with The Three Little Pigs. I will share it with you after I do it with my class. Have a great rest of your week!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Donors Choose - New Project!

I just wrote a new proposal through Donors Choose for an iPad for my classroom. I am so excited and hoping it gets funded. I would love to have this technology to use in my classroom with my kinders. Many of them do not have access to these kinds of technology outside of school and there are so many wonderful and educational apps they can use. The project just went live yesterday and for the next 7 days Donors Choose is offering to match any donations I receive if the donor puts in the code: INSPIRE! I am hoping to drum up some donations so if you would like to donate a few dollars I would really appreciate it!

Here is the link to my project:
Padding Our Way Through Kindergarten

Friday, September 13, 2013

WoW! I Made It Thru 17 Days of School!

I know I have been MIA this summer, but I have been enjoying my time with my sweet baby girl. Miss M is such a blessing and my time with her has been amazing. I was able to stay home with her until she was 13 weeks old and it was great. When I had to come back to work it was very difficult for me. My mom is keeping her every day while I work but I still just had a hard time leaving her. She is doing great adjusting (lots better than this mommy!).

Now on to other news, I have been MIA since school started because I have been trying to keep up with my 28 (YES 28!!!) kinderkids. We have sooooo many! Thankfully yesterday our principal started a new kindergarten section so now I am down to 24 kinders. Not a huge relief but any help at this point is appreciated. They were just soooo talkative and we couldn’t get anything done in our classroom. I also have a lot of students who have never been to any kind of school before; only 9 of mine had been to a pre-k program. The ones who have never been to school before are having a difficult time adjusting.  Now that we have a few less kinders I am hoping that life will slow down so I can get back to blogging some.

Happy Friday everyone! Here is a picture of Miss M to leave you with a smile! She is such a happy girl!

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