Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hip Hip Horrary! It's Grandparent's Day

     Grandparent's Day is always so much fun!  Not a lot of extra pictures this week, but at least I got the most important ones!  Enjoy!
We measured ourselves with string and then compared how tall we are with our friends.

Laying on the carpet to get measured was a lot of fun!

Family Foot Project- Love this one! :)  You can find the instructions for this  here on the blog.

Love how they included their expecting brother or sister! :)

Finally finished our All About Me books and people! Whew!

Story time with Grandma!  She read How to Babysit a Grandpa and

The Squeaky Door.  I completely forgot to take pictures of our lemonade and cookies with our grandparents!  I think everyone enjoyed spending time with their grandparents!  Such a sweet, special time!


     Here is our card we made for our grandparents.  They turned out so cute!  Next week we have a few things to finish up with our Family theme and then on to Apples!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fun! Fun! And More Fun!

     We had so much fun this week!  We've been working on All About Me and Five Senses this week. I wish I could have three or four more hands, so I can snap more pictures!  I also sometimes wish I could be cloned, so I can get everything accomplished!  Here are a few things that we did this week:
We made our heads for our Hokey Pokes books.  They had to tell me what color hair they had, and then they glued on their hair.  We then graphed whether we had short or long hair.  This idea is from here.  

We took our shoes off and sorted our shoes.  We sorted according to dress shoe, tennis shoe (laces or velcro), sandals, and loafers. :)

Then we graphed our shoes.  We completed a graph on paper after that.  I'm hoping to get it uploaded, but I'm having problems with Google docs!

Zero the Hero visited for the 10th day of school!  He read Ten Black Dots and counted to 10 with us!

Counting to ten Zero style!

Our special Zero snack.

We had Five Senses Centers today, so much fun!

Smelling Centers- We had six different smelling jars.  My super smart assistant painted baby food jars, so they could not see what was inside them!  We had picture clues for them to try to guess what each smell was.  Then they glued to match the picture.  Once again, I cannot get my docs to upload! GRRRRR

Sight Center-  One of my smartie pants :)  realized that not only was this a sight center, it was a touching center , as well!  They fingerpainted to mix colors together.

Hearing Center-  This was just like the Smell Center, except we had ten jars for them to guess what sounds they heard.

Tasting Center

We tasted baking chocolate (bitter), pretzels, (salty), sugar cookies (sweet), and lemons (sour).  They were so funny about the chocolate!  One of my boys said that was sneaky chocolate!  It's suppose to taste good, but it was horrible! Lol!

These Five Senses Hats are just too stinkin cute!  I stumbled across them, and we just had to make them!  This comes from Dr. Jean, and you can find it here.

Touch Center-  They had a Touch match board to complete.  They we glued objects down to demonstrate smooth, soft, bumpy, and rough.

Working in the hearing center

The smelling center

Tasting Center

I love when they taste the lemon! :)

Sight Center

This picture just makes me smile! :)

     We had a great week, and I'm looking forward to finishing up our All About Me and moving on to Families!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 13, 2013

More Fun the Second Week of School!

     This week just flew by!  I'm so happy with my class and how they are adjusting to the routines, learning the rules, and are ready to learn!  My camera died a couple of weeks ago, and then my phone was stolen last weekend!  I was unable to take many pictures because my replacement phone did not come in until Wednesday.  I don't have many pictures to share and honestly, these are not that great, but will do for now. :)
     My goal this year is to post more of my original materials and lesson plans.  I'm working on a couple of units for Math, Literacy, Bible, and Science that I hope to post really soon!  I'm a little challenged with technology, but I have a friend that is going to help me with my challenges.  Yah!  I'm also really trying to do better with blogging this year!  So, with that being said here is a snapshot of our second week of school.
Our Wheels on the Bus Name activity.  We sang the song and then substituted for the first letter of our names.  They rounded off the squares to make circles for the wheels.  

I don't think I posted this earlier, but this is our door from Open House.  I just love how these turned out!  They loved the blue yarn for the hair!

This is from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten Back to School packet.  I love this because it helps them practice only using one dot of glue.  The kids loved being in glitter world! :)  We were also working on our Creation book page where they had to put glitter on their stars.  Let's just say our room was very sparkly! :0

Fine Motor Center- Different Play Doh mats for birthday, faces, and pets.

I wish I had a better picture!  This was our Math Center.  They had to sort a bag of warm fuzzes, and graph how many of each color they had.  Then they used bingo dot markers to mark their findings.

Word Work-  They used Bingo Dot markers to spell their name.  Next week we will measure with links and cubes to see how long their names are.

Relaxing doing our Weekly Reader (I actually don't think it is called that anymore, but it will always be Weekly Reader to me!)

I took this idea from Deanna Jump and changed it a little bit.  We read the poem Rainbow Hair and then made our own Rainbow Heads.

I did not get a good completed project, but these turned out so cute!

     Next week we will be working on All About Me and our Five Senses.  We will be having special centers on Thursday.  I can't wait!  Have a great weekend!