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Friday, October 28, 2011

Scarecrows Centers

This week our theme was scarecrows but we also did a few Halloween centers.  :)  Halloween kind of snuck up on me this year and well there is just never enough time to get it all in.  Here are a few of the centers that we did this week for math and literacy.
 
initial sounds/writing cvc words
 one of our pocket chart activities this week

 practiced reading and writing color words
aabb pattern practice
 practiced writing number words 1-10
 one-to-one counting to 10
 Pocket chart puzzle that goes along with 
"The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" 
by Linda Williams

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kim Jordano GIVEAWAY from KinderbyKim!!!!

Hey gals!  I have teamed up with the WONDERFUL Kim Jordano from Kinderbykim to do a giveaway!!  The prize is Kim's new Buggy Syllable count packet as well as her new Very Hungry Caterpillar finger puppets activity. 


The packet includes a bug syllable count game as well as a finger puppet activity that goes along with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Listen Up!  You have 3 chances to enter!

Here's What Cha' Gotta Do:


   Follow ME on this blog

Follow Kim's TPT store by clicking HERE

Create a post on your blog about the giveaway and link it back to my blog

*Please be sure to leave 1 comment per entry!  :)

The giveaway begins tonight and will end on Monday October 31st 
at 11:59 p.m. 

Good Luck!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkins & Pirates

Our letter this week was "P" and our theme was Pumpkins & Pirates.  It definitely was super busy trying to get both in but it was LOTS of fun for sure.  We did lots of activities including our Pumpkin investigations that I got from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten, practiced labeling a pirate, had a pajama party on Friday where we watched The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and had popcorn and punch, and sang Jack Hartmann's Silly Pirate Song just to name a few.  Here a few pictures from our activities this week and at the bottom be sure to check at the Silly Pirate Song. If you have never used this with your kids I promise it will be a HIT!!!!  :)  Happy Saturday and WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!  :)


 initial sounds m, t, a, s, & p
 pocket chart activity of the week
writing center 
 aabb patterns
 counting to 10 and matching numbers
practiced labeling whole group 
 and then independently 
 enjoying our popcorn and punch
and watching The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Saturday, October 15, 2011

EWWW Spiders!

This week our theme unit was spiders EWWWW!  I am definitely not a big fan of spiders but my kiddos sure do LOVE learning about them.  We had TONS of fun including reading Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirks and having our own tea party.  Here are a few of the centers that we did this week as well as a few theme activities.


Initial Sounds m, t, a, & s
 more initial sounds plus cvc words


pocket chart of the week
 practiced writing numbers & number words
patterns
I got this activity and the next from 
Mrs. Lee's Spider unit on TPT!  :)
You should definitely check it out.

After reading Miss Spider's Tea Party we graphed 
our favorite tea (juice).  This idea originally came from 
Kinder by Kim.  You should check her site out.  
She is FANTASTIC!!!!


This is also a Kim favorite!  :)
This week our kiddos learned about fire safety and
to wrap everything up Sparky the fire dog came for a visit.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Apples, Apples!!!!!

 YAY for FALL!  Although this is a CRAZY time of year it is also my FAVORITE time of year, and to top it off the weather is BEAUTIFUL here in Alabama!  :)  This week our theme unit was apples.  We had a short week because we took our fall field trip to the pumpkin patch on Friday so we will have to finish up a few things on Monday.  Here are a few centers that we worked on this week as well as a few theme and morning work activities.  :)  Hope you guys are enjoying your fall and WAR EAGLE!!!  :)


practiced initial sounds m, t, & a
 practiced handwriting 
ordered numbers 1-10
counted the apples on the tree and wrote the number
 practiced AABB patterns

practiced our colors
 labeled the parts of an apple




Llama Llama Red Pajama

Thursday was Jumpstart's Read for the Record day where more than 2 million people around the world joined together to call for an end to America's early education gap.  If you are interested you can find out more about this program at http://www.readfortherecord.org.  Our school always makes this a fun special day and this year was no different.  The book this year was Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.  We have the BEST reading coach in the world.  She truly is amazing and does an AWESOME job planning and organizing fun activities for our kiddos.  Check out the pictures below to see all of the fun that we had!   :)


 We had a Pajama Party with Mrs. Landers 
(our AWESOME reading coach).  She read us the story Llama Llama Red Pajama 
and had the kiddos participated by saying 
"Llama Llama Red Pajama" when it was in the story.
Mrs. Landers
 Then we got to go outside and see a REAL Llama!  :)
She gave us a diagram of a llama to label and 
then we had to compare and contrast a real llama 
with Llama Llama Red Pajama from the story.
Our kiddos LOVED it!  :)

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