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!



3 comments :

  1. This all looks precious Casey! I love The Jalapeno Man. Have you read Armadilly Chili or Armadillo Tattletale? Those are 2 of the books I use during our Texas unit. Do you have the Texas Nursery Rhymes? I LOVE those and would be happy to share them with you. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit when you get the chance. I am having a HUGE giveaway. =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  2. Thank you Heather! You are too sweet! I love your blog and am now your newest follower. What an awesome giveaway you're having!

    We normally read Armadilly Chili but this year we just ran out of time. Too many great ideas out there and not enough days!

    I don't have a copy of the Texas Nursery Rhymes...can you send them to me if you get a chance! Thanks!!

    keepupwithkinder@gmail.com

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  3. I seriously adore the rodeo men! I also adore the name of your blog! My guilty pleasure is the Kardashians!
    I'm your newest follower!! :)

    Jessica
    Fluttering In First

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