Sunday, April 29, 2012

Blast Off Into Summer Countdown...

   I don't know about you, but I am ready to help my kinders "Blast off into First Grade!"  We are all ready to get our summer started.  I created a fun little countdown for the last 10 days of school with a cute space theme.  Last year my team and I did an ABC countdown that I had been using for a couple of years.  This year we wanted a little less work.  So instead of 26 days, we are only doing fun activities for 10 days.  I have this pack for sale in my store.  Take a look!!  
 I also have this little space theme certificate FREEBIE to give out on the last day of school.  It would be perfect with my space countdown pack, or great on its own!  Happy counting!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Planting Fun and Freebie

  I am soooo tired tonight...  It could be because I helped 20 kids plant grass seeds today.  I love teaching science, and I believe it should all be hands on, but did we really need to have 6 cups of dirt spill on our floor?  Yikes.   

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  We started off by decorating our cute plant cups.  We added little faces to our plant people.  Once the grass hair grows we can do haircuts!!  I LOVED how different they all were!   I loved how excited my students were when we were planing today.  I just know they are going to come bouncing through the doors tomorrow expecting to see major growth in their plants :)  Here is a freebie I am going to be using to help keep track of watering and rotation.  Happy planting!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flowers and Seeds

  This month's science unit is one of my favorites.  I love teaching about seeds and plants.  This week I introduced our unit with a 4 1/2 foot flower in our classroom.  We labeled all of the parts on our huge flower.  Then we labeled on our own papers to take home.  We talked about plant needs and read Eric Carle's book: A Tiny Seed

  Next week we will plant grass seeds.  I just need to track down those super cute potato head looking faces that I used from someone's blog last year....

Monday, April 9, 2012

Domino Fun

So I decided that I wanted a new use for dominos.... I made a domino sentence game over the weekend.  My kids and I had fun making sentences today.  Some of the sentences were a bit too silly.  I stressed that these sentences needed to make sense.  A fun challenge for kinders, but surely not out of the question for them at this time of year!   Perfect game for a language arts station.
            Hop on over to my store to find this game!

Sorry for the blurry photo.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Break... Currently....

I am soooooooo happy to be on spring break this week.  With all my extra time I have decided to link up with Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade
Head over there for all the fun!

Here is how I am feeling on my Monday Night of Spring Break....