Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nutty November!

I can’t believe November is just around the corner!  This year has flown by so fast…Christmas will be here before I know it!  I’ve started making a few things for my November investigation stations.  I need my kiddos to continue to practice subitizing sets of numbers (easy practice with dice), so I created this printable using a coloring page from here.

Please leave me a message if you download and use!


Turkey Roll and Color


Also, completely off topic, but I had to share the photos taken yesterday of my little peanut!

Here’s one of my favorites:


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything

We read this story today before our Harvest Party and I made a cute little powerpoint to review the sequence of scarecrow parts.  If you touch the shoes, shirt, etc. they will move.  Touch the lady to move to the next page.   (Download from Scribd for best results!)



Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything

Monday, October 17, 2011

The most important classroom rules

In 4K, I need my students to learn their letters and numbers, write their name, and learn letter sounds; however, more importantly I need them to be a good friend, be responsible, and DREAM BIG!  I created this little poster for my classroom to remind my kiddos and those who enter what is most important in our classroom.


Classroom Rules Copy


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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Take a peek at my (next) week…

I always love reading the peek at my week posts over at

so I just had to share my own.  This is actually the first week this school year that I’ve been able to really sit down and type everything out.  So far, I had just been going off a list of things I wanted to accomplish/read/investigate and making sure I did as much as I could.  I’m sure that’s not the most effective way to teach, but it’s all I could seem to manage.  Next week, we begin our parent observations so I really needed to get organized!  Parents will come in and observe our class for the entire class period and then we will have a 15 minute conference – yikes!  This is going to be a long couple of months. 
Well, anyway, here’s my plans for next week.  (Keep in mind, I have an AM group and a PM group.  Each class is 2.5 hours long.)
Peek and My Week 10_10

Okay, enough posting from me for one weekend! 

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More Firefighter Fun!

Here is an activity I created to use this week with my little ones in our guided investigation stations.  The Kindergarten classes are working on labeling in their Stephanie Harvey unit, so I wanted to give my littles a taste of the labeling fun!  Please leave me a comment if you use this activity!  The firefighter image is from Coloring Pages for Kids.
Firefighter Labeling Actiivty

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fire Prevention Week

Next week we will be learning about the letter F and fire prevention.  My partner always uses the fingerplay Five Little Firefighters, so I wanted to create a powerpoint to use on our smartboards.  I love all the photographs that Microsoft Publisher offers, too, which ties in nicely with all of our nonfiction books!
The powerpoint looks a little odd in the scribd preview, but looks fine once downloaded.  Please leave a comment if you like or use this powerpoint!  Enjoy.  Smile
Five Little Firefighters

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