Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Is Here!

This past week was truly about the meaning of SPRING. I always tell my kids that Spring is a time for new beginnings. Well, on the first day of Spring, my family welcomed a new baby girl into the family. I have a new niece named Ashlyn. She is so cute!

On to what has been happening in my classroom. This past week, we talked about Spring. I wanted to share with you some of the activities that we did.

First we listened to THE WIND BLEW by Pat Hutchins. Then I had them draw a picture of something that the wind might blow and then finish the sentence The wind blew...

Then we did a little science with the following sheet that I made.

My kinders had a hard time being wrong with their prediction.

I also read HAVE YOU SEEN MY DUCKLING by Nancy Tafuri. I gave my kinders a picture of a duck and a duckling. They had to make a scene with the mom and the baby and then write about their picture. I thought that they turned out real cute.

We will be working on maps and globes this week. However, the best part about this week is that it's a 4 day week!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Linky Party

Are you looking for an easy way to find all of those primary bloggers out there? I know that I am. Jeannie over at Kindergarten Lifestyle is hosting a Linky Party. So if you are a K-2 blogger, head on over to her blog and link up. I bet that you will find some new blogs to follow.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Award Time

I would like to give a big thanks to Chrissy over at Adventures in Second Grade. She has awarded me with the "One Lovely Blog Award." So now it is my turn to award 5 other bloggers with this award.

Sea Bear's Kindergarten
Wild about K Kids
The Polka Dot Patch
Sharing Kindergarten
Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten

I've got to go work on math games.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Did You Say Valentine's Day?

Let me start off by saying that I lost my SD card for my camera. I kept my valentine centers out so I could take pictures. I finally borrowed a camera from a friend and then of course found my SD card. So here are some of the centers that my kids enjoyed before and after Valentine's Day.

My kinders loved using the tweezers to pick up the little hearts. I got the heart ice trays and heart erasers from the TARGET dollar spot.

I loved making this center and my kids wished that they were real chocolates.

This was a favorite for my kinders. However, it took forever to hot glue those letters on the clips.

This was a very simple center. They loved counting out the hearts onto the heart mat.

My kinders had to put 12 hearts back together. Each heart focused on a number. They had to find the tally marks, picture and tens frame to match the number.

I found the cute heart scoop, tub and table scatter at TARGET. I called this Scoop, Sort and Count.

This was such a fun center. They loved opening the heart boxes and finding the letters inside.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the fun Valentine's Day centers that my kinders enjoyed for a few weeks. They were sad when I told them they would be getting new centers.

Have a great week!