Here is a list of my favorite books to read to my class for Thanksgiving.
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|Love this poem from the Curious Hippo|
|Turkey Sight Words from Eye Popping Fun Resources|
|This adorable craft from Little Kinder Bears|
|I LOVE this song and this book is great from Mrs. Perez|
|This science STEM project is great! I love adding S.T.E.M. in my classroom – From the STREAM Team|
One of my all time favorite units to teach in kindergarten is community helpers. Below you will find resources and ideas you can use in your own classroom.
The students really enjoyed playing with all the materials that the parents brought it; however, the science materials brought in from a parents Lab job was the biggest hit! We had them practice mixing colored water using lab tools. The students loved watching the colors change while practicing their scientist observation skills.
Earth Day is right around the corner. Decorate your classroom or your halls with this fun writing activity.
My school has adopted the NGSS science standards and I have been busy trying to figure out the best way to incorporate them into lessons I already implement and have created. I have come up with a few science labs/experiments to do with the students. Here is one of my new ones that I am extremely excited to work on this week. I will update my post once I have conducted the experiment with the students.
NGSS Standard for Kindergarten: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive. Organization for Matter and Energy Flow. We are going to talk about how we need exercise to help keep us healthy. Next week we are going to talk about how we need healthy food to keep us healthy, and our teeth healthy.
- Paper towel tube
- duct tape
- Plastic craft funnel I purchased these on Amazon.
|Draw 1 1/2 inch lines around the tube.|
|Cut the lines|
|Fan the tube over the tunnel. I cut off that little nubbin to help with taping|
|Start to wrap the tub with tape around the funnel.|
|What it should look like when it is finished.|
Now the students will have to do this on their own. This is very important when implementing the NGSS standards. The students need to come up with the best way to create this on their own. I am going to draw the lines on the tube and cut the tape for them, other than that…. they will need to make it on their own. Bonus: fantastic to help those fine motor kids!
Now on to the experiment
I will be using my science lab report poster that I created. I have created these science posters that you can print off with a plotter.
I will update this post after completion of the experiment!
Hibernations is one of my favorite units to teach to my students. The students love learning about all the different hibernating animals. One of my favorite activities is making hibernating hedgehogs.
The students made these awesome hedgehogs out of clay and sticks. They formed balls of clay and placed sticks to represent the hedgehog quills. The clay was made by a parent for volunteering hours following these instructions and the sticks were collected by a parent as well. The poem is from my Hibernations Centers
After we made the hedgehogs, we let them sit out for two days to completely dry. The students then painted their hedgehogs and glued in their eyes. The students LOVED making their hedgehogs!
Here is what the hedgehogs look like when they are finished, well almost finished. This is my hedgehog missing an eye!
I am extremely excited to be participating in this Tricks and Treat Blog Hop. There are so many fantastic sellers participating. I am going to keep this short and sweet.
I have been trying to find the best way to store my clip boards. I use my clip boards for numerous activities in my classroom. I was scratching my head trying to find the perfect way to make them accessible, and have them stored in an easy to grab place.
Most of the items I purchase for my classroom, as well as, my personal life comes from Amazon. I love my Amazon Prime membership! If you use Amazon you will know that once your oder items, it tracks your purchases and gives you suggestions. I was looking on Amazon and purchasing items for around my kitchen. The next week, Amazon suggested several kitchen items from their store that I might want. Well… right there on my homepage was exactly what I was searching for to store my clipboards!
I purchased 4 of these dish drying racks and I couldn’t be happier! I now have my clipboards in an easy grab location and each clipboard has a spot to sit.
I have two treats to give away for this blog hop. I have one of my favorite activities I have to use with my clipboards ~ Write the Room Centers! I am making my Fall Write the Room center free for the duration of this blog hop.
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I am also hosting a giveaway for a 15$ gift card to Amazon so you can purchase a rack and try it out in your classroom!
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To enter this giveaway, visit my Facebook. Click the “Giveaway”tab to enter to win a 15$ gift card!
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The leaves are starting to change and the weather is getting colder, fall is here!
Our kindergarten classroom just finished our apple week and to celebrate we had an apple party!
Here are a few of the centers we worked on this week.
Rainbow Apples ~ Color Word Center
Students pull different color apple cards from a deck. They then select that color marker to trace “The apple is” for hand writing practice. The students then copy the color word from the card to fill in the blank.