Thursday, March 14, 2013

Green! Green! Green!

I have been seeing so much green this week!  I wish it was green money...but instead it is St. Patrick's Day fun!  We have been doing activities from my St. Patrick's Day unit and it has been a blast!  You can find the unit by clicking here!  You can also view my previous post that shows some of what is included in the unit.
Here are some pictures of other things we have been doing.  We made a bulletin board telling why we are lucky!  My students came up with such cute reasons!
I have family.

My mommy got a new dog.

I have a older brother.
We also painted rainbows!  Students then had to find a picture in a magazine of something silly that their leprechaun found at the end of the rainbow.  They placed a leprechaun picture on one side of the rainbow and their magazine picture on the other side.  Students wrote about what their leprechaun found.  They shared their writing with the class and of course everyone thought it was hilarious!
The leprechaun found cereal at the end of the rainbow.

The leprechaun found mashed potatoes at the end of the rainbow.

The leprechaun found a fork at the end of the rainbow.

The leprechaun found a lotion at the end of the rainbow.
Also, if you haven't seen the Leprechaun Song on Youtube by Harry Kindergarten, check it out!  We have been using it this week to review counting!  It has such a catchy tune and I love the way it displays the numbers and the quantity too!

Only one more day until Spring Break!!!  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Is Coming!

St. Patrick's Day was never that big of a deal to me until 2009!  March 17th, 2009 I gave birth to my 10  lb 6 oz baby boy!    Now each year I look forward to this special day!  I have made a fun unit to help my kinders learn and try to maintain their fading attention span as spring break approaches...and I have even included a freebie!  Here are some of the activities included in the unit:
Rainbow Rhyming: Working on rhyming words!  This activity also includes a recording sheet that has students sounding out the CVC words!

Follow the Rainbow Addition: Works on basic addition with sums 0 to 5.  Students match the pot of gold to the rainbow.  This activity also includes a cut and paste worksheet.
Solid Gold Syllables: Students sort 1, 2 and 3 syllable words
Click on the picture above to get the pack that includes 8 activities! 
Now for the freebie!
The freebie includes black and white coins to copy on yellow paper or colored coins ready to use!  It also has three recording sheets to help differentiate the activity!  This is one of the recording sheets!
To find more St. Patrick's Day Activities head over to Sharing Kindergarten for the St. Patrick's Day Linky Party!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Five For Friday

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five For Friday!
Here are five random things from my week:
We ended up with a total of four snow days!!  (Two the end of last week and two the beginning of this week!  A surprise SIX day weekend!)  This is my three year old trying to walk in the snow!
I made this yummo cake on one of my days off!  The sad part is that having that extra time off I also had more time to eat it!
Today we celebrated Read Across America! My kinders made their own striped hats and had their pictures taken with this fun guy!  Of course he was the talk of the day!  You can also see my rocking chair that I talked about in a previous post.
My oldest son worked on addition with the new addition cards I made him.  He used little hockey pucks (Smarties) as his manipulative.  I guess we should have talked about subtraction as he ate them all gone!  You can get the addition cards here!
My school had a door decorating contest for Read Across America!  All of the doors in the building turned out so cute!  My class did the book I Can Read With My Eyes Shut.  Each student made themselves with their eyes shut and holding a book.  Here is a close up of a couple of them!

 I hope you had a wonderful week!