Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Popcorn Word Spinner

Use to spin with a spinner or paperclip.
Every word you land on practice writing it in a fun way like:
-in shaving cream
-a salt tray
-play dough stamps
-ABC ink stamps
-whiteboards and dry erase markers
-sidewalk chalk

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Domino Parking lot

Practice number recognition by parking the dominoes in the correct number that matches the dots on the domino.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Compare and build game

Play a game of compare to build number sense. Use any deck of cards with numbers and Legos. (Or something similar to build a stack) each play turns over a card and builds a tower of Legos for the number on their card.  Use Math language to verbalize which numbers is the larger number or who has more Legos in their tower. The person with more keeps both cards. The player with the most cards in the end is the winner!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rainbow Roll and Write Activity

I got this activity from one of my favorite bloggers, a cupcake for the teacher.  Use this picture, dice and crayons to practice writing popcorn words, letters, color words and  number writing.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Kinder Daily Message finding chunks

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Kinder Snowmen

Draw this cute little snowmen in 3 parts. Start by drawing the bottom half. Then, half a circle for the face. Finally, draw a straight line to the top of the page for the hat. After all the main parts are drawn, add the details, such as the scarf, mouth, eyes and carrot nose. We used a fingerprint for the mouth and eyes after we painted the snowman white.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Daily Message Homework

This daily message will focus on distinguishing the difference between letters and words.  It will also focus on identifying where a sentence begins and ends.  Begin by trying to let your Kindergartener read the message to you on their own.  Have them explain what the message is asking them to do.  If they are unsure, explain it to them by reviewing the rules of what a sentence is, where each one begins and where it ends.  Count the sentences together if necessary pointing to the beginning and end of each sentence.  We have been doing daily messages like this a lot this year in whole group lessons and partners.  The picture shows an example of a finished daily message.  Click the link below the picture to print the daily message homework .

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lego Graphing

I found this great activity from a day in first grade for graphing.  It looks like a lot of fun and know my Kinders would love it.  Grab a handful of mixed legos that correlate with the colors on the graphing sheet.  Each color having a different amount of legos.  Sort, count and graph!

Sentence Building with Post its

Have student write popcorn words on post its along with simple words they are able to blend such as cat, bat, rat, dog, log, tub, sub, cub etc. The first gives them practice writing their popcorn words. Then, randomly stick post its around a room for them to hunt for words that will build a sentence. Tell them to bring only the words they plan to use in that one sentence to build. Consider having them write the same popcorn words on several post its to help with multiple sentences. Don't forget the punctuation to end the sentences. Happy hunting!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sorting Objects that are Shorter than or Longer than a Spoon

Label two pieces of paper with the words LONGER AND SHORTER.  Have students find and measure objects to sort in each of the categories.  Remind students how to measure accurately by lining up the spoon with the end of the object they are measuring.  Find at least 5 objects that are longer and 5 objects that are shorter.  Extension: Draw the objects found on paper. 

Fall Syllable Sort

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kinder Daily Message

More, Less and the Same Game

Students roll the dice and build the number that is one more, one less or the same on their magnetic ten frame.  Students can either be told whether to show more, less or the same number by a partner or you can use a set of cards that have a picture showing them to build +1, -1, or the same number.

Our Class Mission Statement using Educreation App

Ordering Numbers Game

Students use a set of number cards. They turn over 4 cards and put them in order on the game mat from least to greatest.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Beginning Sounds Magazine Collage Sort

Find as many pictures as you can in magazines that have the beginning sounds Mm and Dd. Cut them out and glue them under the corresponding letter on the T-chart. This activity practices identifying beginning sounds and cutting practice.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Leader In Me: Begin with the End in Mind

We used Pic Collage app to create a large poster of what we want to be when we grow up after learning about one of the 7 habits Begin with the End in Mind.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why should you follow your child's teacher on Twitter?

Following your child's teacher on Twitter will provide you with an online portfolio of your child's work and technology projects they either create using the ipad or laptop. It is a great way to share your child's work with family and friends. Grandparents will be especially tickled to see their progress throughout the school year. In Kinder, you will be amazed to see the growth from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. They are are welcome to follow me as well. My students safety comes first when it comes to diving into the classroom of the future. We teach digital citizenship at the beginning of every school year to educate our class on how to be safe online. I never post last names, only first names for parents to be able to indentify their child's work. Students never use the internet with my supervision. I am usually the one posting projects for them. Twitter is an excellent way to stay connected with your child's classroom and feel as though you are right there with them all day. Here is a link to Twitter Safety tips for Parents and Students:

Sneak Peek of our classroom!