Monday, February 25, 2013

Groundhog's Day Rewind

 Guess what?!? It's Groundhog's Day all over again ...

I always like to start out my lessons by reading a story to build background knowledge on the topic at hand.  This particular book did the job perfectly!

We practiced this poem and added it to our poetry journals.  I found this poem on one of my all time favorite blogs Eberhart's Explorers.  

We learned about what a picture graph is and practiced how to collect data.  As you can see, an early Spring had the most votes!  I could have guessed that one... they liked the flowers.
My kinders couldn't properly celebrate Groundhog's Day without yet another hat!!! I found this hat  on Eberhart's Explorers  blog as a freebie!  

Check out this cute You Tube video all about Punxsutawney Phil!  My class loved it!

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Miss H.

Friday, February 22, 2013

100 Day Rewind

Hello Friends! Thanks for stopping by and checking out our 100th day activities!  

We started out our day by reading this book about the 100th day of school.

After we read The Night Before The 100th Day Of School I asked them what they wish they could have 100 of... their answers are hilarious!

To celebrate the 100th day of school my kinders and their families made a picture by gluing 100 items on a piece of paper.  

Check out this cookie!! One of my awesome kinders made a cookie and put 100 candies on it.  

During centers my kinders traced, cut and colored gumballs to add to our gumball machine.

My class had a blast making these 100 day hats!  I found the idea on Pinterest.

We went on a 100 number hunt!  I gave my class a number grid with quite a few missing numbers.  Then I secretly hung those missing numbers up around the room.  When they found a number they added to their number grid.
One of my coworkers did this adorable 100 day art project with my class. 

My class wrote a sentence about what they wanted 100 of.

Miss H.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy Valentines Day! A few days late ...

Happy belated Valentine's Day!
 The month of February is always hectic with the hundreds day of school, Valentine's Day, and the Presidents holiday there is so much to teach and so much fun to be had! Check it out!

What doesn't say love more than a butterfly and fish made out of hearts?  

I used my new app called Bubble Frame to frame these pictures.  
Another cute art project we did was making a heart person.  For the body they were given a piece of paper to write who their valentine was.  I think they turned out adorable!

So many Valentine books to read and so little time!

These were a few of my kinders favorites.

Here is our Valentine's Day poem.  We made up silly movements to help us remember the words and then added it to our poetry books.
We used heart Marshmallows to estimate how many were in a jar.  

I had my kinders guess what they thought was in my present and then write about it in their journals.  They were very excited when we opened it up and the mice popped out!  

During the beginning of February I assigned a family project to make a mailbox to hold their Valentines in.  They turned out so amazing!

Have you ever read the book Valentine Surprise?  It's about a little girl who makes a heart for everyday of the week for her mom.  After reading the book we graphed what heart they liked the best.  As you can see, the fat heart had the most votes!

We sorted and graphed Conversation Heart Candies.  Obviously, this was a huge hit with the kinders!

Here are a few of last weeks centers...
I found this idea on the blog Sprinkles to Kindergarten and changed it to make it work for my class.  The object of the game is to find what cup the bear is hidden under by saying the sight word.

The kinders matched the phrase on the heart to the matching heart on the cookie sheet.  

I found these cute heart glasses at Target and thought they would be perfect for my write the room center.
This idea came from the blog The Wonder Years.  I changed it a bit to challenge my students.  I had them roll two dice, add the numbers together, and then build a tower to put on the sum.  Easy and fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Miss H