Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I love positive reinforcement!!! My students keep a sticker chart in their school boxes. At the end of each day, if they have kept all of their cards, they get a sticker on their chart. After they earn 10 stickers they earn a prize. I have a little prize box full of October trinkets. Pencils, stickers, erasers, bubbles, dollar store treasures!!! Here is the October card we are using next. Click here for sticker chart.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Here is my apple tree page for a class book! This fun freebie will be perfect for fall. I plan on having each student choose a number out of my basket. Example: student chooses number 6. They will draw six apples on their tree, any color of their choice. This student will also fill in the number six and the color word to match their drawing. You could also use paint dot markers, or tissue paper to make the apples. I will bind all of these into a fun fall class book! apple tree freebie
Saturday, September 24, 2011
As much as I hate to see summer go.... I have to say the warm colors of fall, and the crisp cool air is quite refreshing!! I am always telling my husband I want to live near the ocean, but I don't think I could give up the seasons in the midwest. I love fall trees! Last week we took our son and daughter to the apple orchard. Today I am going to attempt apple cobbler. Next week my class is having apple week! I am so thankful for the wonderful blog ideas I am collecting! We made these fall sky with trees for art this week. My students love to watercolor! Thank you to artsy_T's photostream for the photo idea!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I decided it was time to break out the messy paint this week. My class is pretty good so I figured it was about time! We sponge painted warm colors on one page and cool colors on the other page. When the paint dried we put a frame over the art work. We had three different frames to choose from: an apple, a tree, and a star. They turned out really cute!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This year I decided to put together a birthday book bag. All those special bonus books I get from Scholastic will help fill my bag. Each student gets to choose a book from the bag on their birthday. I have already given away 3! I also put a special birthday label inside the book, reminding them of whom the book was from. These items are for sale at my Teacher's Notebook Store.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
We have been working on graphs in math. There are so many different graphing ideas. We had fun making our girls and boys graph for our door. How did I get so overloaded with so many girls this year :)
We also made a favorite popsicle graph. Instead of gluing this graph on a poster, we laid it out on the rug for the students to read. They loved it! What a perfect visual for them. They each got to walk over to the rug and place their choice in the correct column. Now I will put all of these pages into a class book and place it in our library to read. The only thing that would have made it better would have been me passing out popsicles. Maybe next time I will plan ahead. I am attaching my popsicle page as a freebie for you to enjoy! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW THE GRAPH PHOTO.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Check out these fun jungle schedule cards for a pocket chart. Any jungle theme classroom needs a jungle schedule too! I even included some blank ones for your own specific needs. These are for sale in my store. Check them out... http://teachersnotebook.com/shop/wildaboutteaching
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
We just reached our 20th day (I can't believe it!!!) I have worked with my kinders to create a few class books. We had color week last week, so we read Mary Wore a Red Dress. Old, but still perfect for K kids! We sang for each student. Each kid drew a picture to match our song. Fun Times!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Everyone loves to see a Kinder Kid create a picture. We were learning about families in Social Studies. I had my students create little portraits of their families. They had to tell me how many people there were, and I passed out an oval shape for each family member. The results were too cute! I love when they draw teeth on all of their people.