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!
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!

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!
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!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Getting Ready for February

I don't know about you, but I am ready to be done with this freezing cold month of January!  I have some February items all ready to go.  I am ready for President's Day, and Valentine's Day! 

I love to put these I Spy graphing pages in my math centers!  They are perfect for all levels of learners.  I have some kids who are able to complete the graph and that is all, other students need to take it to the next level, and look at and compare the results of the graph with the cut and paste page.  And my "challenge kids" as I like to call them, can record the results by completing sentences while looking at the graph results.  You get 1-3 different projects to do with this pack!
             Click here to head over to my TPT store and check out my February items!
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