Saturday, July 19, 2014

Five for Friday I love Summer!

I am back into my blog.  It has been months since I last blogged.  I have spent some time this past week reading some blogs and remembering how much I enjoy them, so my goal is to blog more!!

I am linking up with one of my favorites....I am linking up with 
Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five For Friday Linky

So this is what I have been up to in July.....
We just returned from a family vacation to Florida!  
3 days in Orlando (Universal)
3 Days in the Keys (Tropical Paradise)
3 Days in  Naples (Relaxing)
I loved every minute of it!  To all of you Florida Bloggers out there, I envy you!!!  
Nebraska is a great place for a family, but it is NOT tropical.  No palm trees, or ocean breeze here.

The one exciting part of ending our vacation was coming home to 
this adorable dog named Cooper!!  We love him so much, and I know the grandparents
were so ready to give him back to us!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lets-Make-a-Class-Book-of-Our-Names-1295766
I have been working on some products for my store over the past couple
of weeks.  One of my favorite things to make with my kindergarten kids
are class books! 
We can never have enough of these.  I start
the first week of school.  Everyone is responsible for one page of the book,
I have an "artist" work on the front cover, we laminate, and bind.  My students
love to read these books over and over during the school year.  I even have 
a special canvas bag from Vista Print that I use for sending home a book overnight with
my students.  At the end of the year everyone gets to choose a book to keep!


Back to School Shopping!  I have been doing a little school/classroom supply
shopping this past week!  There are so many wonderful things out there!
One thing I have added to my list for sure are these Mr. Sketch Scented Markers!
This pack was Movie Night Scents- How Fun!  My students LOVED 
using the smelly markers
in whole group.  I write a morning message for my student each day.  
They circle sight words 
with these markers.  I never had any trouble getting volunteers to come 
up when these markers were out!

One of my wonderful teammates introduced my to Pigeon Books by Mo Williams!  
I must have been living under a rock the past few years.  These books are
just perfect for Kindergarten!  My kids can NOT get enough of them.  Look
at these adorable soft friends (they are sold at Barnes and Noble)
 I need to buy these soon!



                                           




Saturday, April 12, 2014

Five for Friday and Spring is Here!!!

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five For Friday Linky!  Today really isn't Friday, but in my world it is close enough!

Science!!!  I have really been into it this quarter.  My Thursdays were becoming dreadfully long, so I decided to introduce a different experiment each week!  My students have loved it!!!  So have I.
So thankful for Pinterest for my experiment inspirations! 
This was our water transfer experiment!  I should have taken the after picture, but things got busy.  My kids were so excited to see what happened with this one! 




Rain cloud in a cup!  This was so fun too!  We had 1 cup at each table.  We kept track of how many drops of colored water we put on top of the clouds.  Some our our "clouds" held more rain than others!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-Super-Science-Notebook-1204313

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-Super-Science-Notebook-1204313
Super Science Notebook!  I finally created one for my class to use!  At first I was just stapling paper together, but now I have a much better system for keeping track of our science experiments.  Even kindergarten kids can use a table of contents!  Click here to come over to my TPT store and pick one up for your little scientists!




Spring has finally arrived!  I was able to put on my flip flops this week!  We have warmer days, and I am so happy about this.  Here is some of our spring art that was hung in the hallway for our spring art night at school!
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The countdown has begun!  We have 34 days until summer break!  I can hardly wait.  I don't know who is more excited, me or my students!!  I will be using this fun little countdown activity once we get to 10 days left.  You can find this in my TPT store!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Five For Friday and Valentines

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five For Friday!  Okay, so maybe it is Saturday, but my photos really are from Friday of this week!
http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/
Have you every made a diorama with your students?  My kindergarten kids absolutely loved making these!  I made the dioramas ahead of time, but they got to do all of the decorating!  This was the perfect way to wrap up our penguin unit, but you can use a diorama for anything!   They even make their own dioramas during free choice time!



 
We also needed to hang up some art for Valentine's day, since it is next week!  We made these fun little broken hearts!  We used Cray-Pas!  First they colored their hearts.  Then they flipped over the heart and drew 2-3 lines across the heart.  They cut on these lines.  The fun part ways putting the hearts back together.  To make the art more interesting, we left spaces between the pieces. 


 
 
I have been using this fun little Fix Up book in my classroom! My students are just beginning
to understand editing.  It is so cute!  They are always checking my work for mistakes! 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-February-Mini-Book-of-Editing-Practice-1090789