Saturday, May 30, 2015


We have 8 and 1/2 days until the last day of school!!  I'm not gonna lie I'm so EXCITED for summer!  It's not just me who is excited- my class thinks it's already summer break.  I have kids coming to school in sunglasses, tee shirts, and shorts like they just got back from a tropical vacation.  Look, I'm not knocking it, I feel the same way.  

Take a look...
This is a fantastic depiction of me through out the year.  


Let's move on to the farm. 

We started out our farm adventure by recording our schema on the chart above.

Here are some of my favorite fiction & non fiction farm books.  

We read a non fiction book about who lives on a farm and recorded our learning on the anchor chart above. 
Next, we filled out this chart after we read a book about baby animals.  They learned about what baby belonged to what adult.
My kinders graphed their favorite farm animal.  I found the pictures for the graph here

We learned about the different parts of a cow and labeled them on the diagram above.  

Then, we learned about the process of how we get milk.  

We read many books about the life cycle of a chicken. The books pictured above are my favorites. 

After reading about the chickens life cycle we filled out this anchor chart. 

We read the book Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller to learn about animals that are oviparous.  If you would like to check out how I taught my kinders about oviparous animals check out this post.  To demonstrate their understanding of oviparous animals each child completed the art/ writing above.

We went on a field trip to a farm. The kids had a blast!

Here's a picture of our farm board.  Each child made a farm animal.  

Check out our farm writings.

Happy Weekend!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


All year, every month, each day I ask my class, "What's the weather like today?".  This year I noticed that I have a few students who didn't know what weather is or how it relates to them.  With that thought in mind I sat out to find out what my class truly knew about weather I recorded their weather knowledge on the chart below.
Note: this is the finished product. I record their new learning as we go along. 

Here are a few of my favorite non fiction books about weather.  

The first book that I read to the class is called Weather! It does a great job of introducing the different types of weather. 
Next, I have my class brainstorm about the different types of weather, and I record their answers on the anchor chart above. It's not beautiful, but it does the trick.

My class made this foldable book to demonstrate their knowledge about weather words. We also talked about the Tricky Y as we wrote them down.   

We read a few different non fiction books about clouds.  My inspiration for these cute anchor charts came from the  Inspired Apple.  I used them to teach about the different types of clouds, and where in the sky they are located. 

After doing some cloud watching I had my class describe the different types of clouds.  I recorded their adjectives on the chart above.

Then, I had them perform this science experiment showing what happens when water droplets become to heavy for the cloud to hold.  My class LOVED this experiment!

We used a picture graph to graph our favorite kind of weather.

My class wrote about their favorite type of weather.

I had a lot of requests from my kinders to teach them about tornadoes.  I started out by reading them the book pictured above.

Then, I recorded what they learned on this anchor chart.  I got the idea for this adorable chart from here.

Another science experiment that I had my class perform was making a tornado in a cup.  I must say this was a hit!

We have been practicing "How- to" writing. This was the perfect opportunity to have them write about how to make a tornado.

Here are a few of my favorite weather videos both by Harry Kindergarten...

Thanks for stopping by!