Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Scarecrows...But Not Me!

I forgot all about posting this last week. I seem to think about posting at the most odd times now...I guess "mommy brain" is setting in!

My kinders created a scarecrow using an old Mailbox/Teacher's Helper pattern. They chose their colors to use on the scarecrow. Then we wrote about what their scarecrow looked like using describing words. We have been working on color words so they had to tell what color each part of their scarecrow was and then they had to describe their scarecrow at the end. I was very pleased with their writing since many of them knew no letter sounds at the beginning of the school year.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Talk

Well I only have 2 days of school this week and then we are off for Thanksgiving break. I am so excited to have 5 days off with my sweet M. She is growing so quickly and I can't believe she is already 6 months old! She now has 2 teeth and is chewing on everything in sight. My afternoons are now busier than ever spending time with her so I don't have as much time for blogging anymore but I do still enjoy it when I get the chance.

Just swinging! Miss M loves to be outside!

In school news, my kinders have been working on letter sounds, phoneme blending, counting to 100 by ones and tens, 2D and 3D shapes, and comparing objects by their length, weight, etc. I have a low group this year and these skills are giving them more trouble than my kinders normally have. I am hoping their little lightbulbs will start popping on after the break!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fall Fun!

We have been working on fall this week and we will continue to work on it next week along with Thanksgiving. This is my favorite time of year and I love seeing all the leaves changing on my way to and from work.

To help my kinders understand a little better about fall we went on a fall walk. They were able to look at the way the leaves have changed and feel the crispness in the air. I am hoping this will help them be better writers since we are starting our All About Fall book next week. This is an informational book they will be writing about fall. It has 4 pages and we will do 1 page per day.

If you would like a copy of the book, head over to my TpT store to download it.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Journeys Unit 2 Sight Word Review

As I have told you in the past, our school district adopted the Houghton Mifflin Journeys reading series last school year. In order to help my kinders learn their sight words I have been following the series and focusing on one sight word per week. At the end of each unit there is a review week. For unit 2, I created this little review sheet. It will be a couple of weeks before I use it but I am sharing it now for those of you that are ahead of me in your school year. I hope you enjoy this little freebie! Happy Friday!

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