Monday, November 28, 2011

December Writing Center Idea

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Today, we hit the ground running...until Christmas break. : ) I have a December writing center idea to share with you. I found the original idea for this activity with fall pictures on Musings of Me. My kids LOVED this! I knew I wanted to keep their enthusiasm for writing going, so I made 12 cards using DJ Inkers clip art and have 2 writing response sheets to go along with them.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pinterest Inspired Fish

Hello! Last week we worked with the sound of letter "Ff." I saw this project on Pinterest:
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We made the fish, glued on eyes and added a sentence: "I am a _____(insert color word) fish."
We just made eyes out of paper; the wiggly eyes in the original project are much cuter! We have school tomorrow; our last day before Thanksgiving break. I plan on posting all of our Thanksgiving projects. Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nativity Puppets

It's hard to believe December is just around the corner! I've had the idea of making Nativity puppets for my classroom for a long time, just had not gotten around to doing it (you know how that goes!). Someone donated a box of felt to our school a couple of weeks ago, so I seized the moment and brought some home. I found this great pattern and started sewing.  These are the puppets I have done so far:
I adapted them a little bit, as you can see. I made the sheep a little different. I sewed the "glove" part first, then embellished them. That's the fun part! I just used white thread to sew all of them to save time, instead of changing colors for each puppet. You could match the thread if you wanted a professional look. I don't think the kids will care if they are sewed with white thread or not! I hope they have fun re-telling the story of the first Christmas. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shapes!

Hello! We started working on our shapes unit this week.  We made shape hats (forgot to take pics!) and did this "roll and trace" activity. I saw this idea ( I think...when I tried to find it again, I couldn't!) on Mrs. Lee's sight a while back....I made a cube with shape stickers on it for the children to roll, then trace and color the shape. They had fun doing this with a partner....I love partner work!
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I think next time I will make a spinner and call it "spin and trace" simply because of storage. Flat spinners are easier to store. : )

There are some great shape video links here on Kindergarten Works.

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Capture a Bubble!

Hi! We did bubble prints this week....love doing these! The kids literally capture a bubble on paper. I do these with my class every year.
It can be a little bit messy...
 But when they are done...WOW!
I've added the poem as a free download...it's on 2 pages; I just stapled them close together on the bulletin board. Have a great day!


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