Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Sorry I have been MIA for the last couple weeks.  My husband has been out of state for work since last Monday.  So I've been playing single mom to our 2-year-old for the last two weeks.  As if being a single mom isn't hard enough, our son's birthday was yesterday so I have been planning a party and preparing to be the Easter bunny all while trying to make sure our house stays presentable since it's still on the market.  Please someone just by this house so we can move into our new one!  Ok rant over!

I hope to be back next week with some posts from our spring centers as well as our Farm unit that we will start on Monday.  Be on the look out for that should be posted in the near future!  In the meantime, I'm having a sale in my TPT shop that will run Saturday (3/30) through Sunday (3/31).  Everything in my store will be 20% off.  Click here to check it out!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

YeeHaw Ya'll!

Wow!  Is Spring Break really over??  Where did this last week go?  I spent my last day of the break at school.  I hurried out of there on Friday so I wanted to make sure everything was in order for tomorrow.  While I was there I was able to snap some pictures of things I missed on Friday.  Here is a look back at our Texas Unit from last week.

We learned about Stephen F. Austin and his contributions to our state.  The kids then completed this writing activity where they wrote about important facts.  I love how one of my sweet kids wrote, "He made Texas." Too funny.

We learned about many of the state symbols of Texas.  The students then completed their own state symbols book.

We did lots of writing activities throughout the week.  Here we read Armadillo Rodeo and they wrote about what they would do if they were in a rodeo.

The kids got to decorate their own cowboy and cowgirl write about what they what do if they were one!

We read the Armadillo from Amarillo.  The kids made their own Armadillos and wrote about places in Texas they would like to visit.

We read The Legend of the Bluebonnet.  The kids then got to make their own bluebonnets using finger paint.  They used their pointer finger to create the stem. They then used thumbprints to make the petals of the bluebonnet.

We studied the Texas Flag and discussed the colors and their meaning.  We even compared the Texas Flag to the United States Flag. The kids then got to make their own torn paper flag.

After reading The Jalapeno Man, the kids made a list of their favorite spicy/hot foods. 

Our kids had their Texas program on Thursday and they were adorable!  They worked so hard and it turned out super cute!  We had our annual Kindergarten Rodeo on Friday.  The kids had lots of fun but somehow I managed to get out there without my camera so I wasn't able to snap any pictures!  I won't forget next year!  If you're interested in anything you see in this post then take a peek at my Texas Our Texas packet on TPT.  Most of the things we did our included!  Click the image below to check it out!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spring Centers

Spring Centers are now posted on TPT!  Click any of the images below to check them out!

I'll be back later this week with a post of our Texas unit.  I forgot to snap pictures of some of our activities so I had to push back that post for a little bit!  Hope everyone is enjoying their Spring Break!  And if it's not your break yet then hang in there!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Texas Packet Posted!

Just a quick post to say my Texas packet is finished and posted on TPT!  Click any of the images below to check it out!  I'll be back at the end of the week to update y'all our Texas-sized fun!!  One more week people...we can do it!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Centers

Here's a peek at our St. Patrick's Day Centers.  It's crazy to think we are one week away from Spring Break!  This year (especially this spring semester) is just flying by!

In this station, the kids are sorting by initial s-blends (sm, sn, st, and sk).  They place the gold coin in the correct pot and record the word on their recording sheet.

Here the kids are unscrambling the sight word., writing it on their recording sheet and coloring the shamrock to match.

In this stations, the kids are drawing a card a reading the picture.  They then have to record the digraph (ch, sh, th or wh) in the box and color the bear to match.

Here the kids are working on matching rhyming words.  They have to math the rainbow to the rhyming pot of gold and record the words on their recording sheet.

In this station, the kids draw a card and read the picture.  They determine the final sound of the word, record that letter in the pot and color the rainbow to match.

In this station the kids are working on sounding out and spelling CVC words.  They draw a card and read the picture.  They then use the letter tiles to spell the word and record it on their recording sheet.

In this game, the students draw a leprechaun card with a number on it.  They then split that number of gold pieces between two pots.  They record yes or no (Is it a fair share?) and color the leprechaun to match.

In this station, the students draw a shamrock card and count the number of stickers.  They then roll a dice and subtract that number.  Their number sentence is written on the recording sheet and they color the shamrock to match.

We worked on graphing last week and some of my sweeties were still having a hard time answering, "How many more does ____ have than ____?"  So hopefully this game will help.  In this station, they draw a pot with two towers of gold coins.  They have to determine how many more the largest tower has than the smallest tower.  They record this number in the box and color the pot to match.  (Note: After I snapped this picture I realized this little friend had miscounted on this one....oops!  Didn't get a chance to snap another one after she fixed it!)

In this game, the kids are practicing "counting on" from a given number.  They have the first part of the addition sentence given to them.  They have to draw a card and add on that number of shamrocks.  They complete the number sentence and color the shamrock to match.

If you're interested in any of these stations that are available in my St. Patrick's Day Packet O'Centers on TPT!  Click the image below to check it out!

For those of you who are in Texas, I am working on a Texas packet that should be finished sometime today or tomorrow!  Enjoy your weekend!