Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Little Number Bond Work...

We've been working with number bonds the past couple of weeks. Here's how we practiced them today. (I saw this idea on pinterest, along with this printable. ) The children started with 5 unifix cubes in their bag and we practiced a few number bonds together.

Then they progressively added one cube to the bag to write number bonds for 6 and 7. To complete the activity, I gave them the choice of using 8, 9, or 10 blocks.
The children wrote 3 number bonds for each number.
This was a great hands on way to practice number bonds! I also love the idea of using divided plates to work with the part, part, whole concept. We'll work on that next week!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shamrock Art 2

Hi again! I'm back with another fun, easy St. Patrick's Day project. I originally saw this on Pinterest, but here's the original source.  I gave the children 4 strips of green paper, all different shades of green. They tore the strips into pieces and then glued them to the traced shamrock shape.

They are hanging on the wall outside of our classroom door. 

We've been working on numbers in the teens and decomposing them into 1 group of ten and the correct number of ones. Here's a picture of some shamrock 10 frames I made. The children choose a shamrock and then dot the matching number on their paper.
We did a roll and color sight word page, too!

thanks for checking in and have a great night!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shamrock Art

We did a little shamrock project today...crayon rubbings! These can be a little frustrating the first time children try to do them. I found that it helps to tape down the object you are using, in this case the shamrock, to the table. I also taped their paper on top to minimize shifting. I love the amazement at the process of this project...when the shamrock appears in the's cool. = )

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's Been Busy!

Hello! It's been a busy few weeks....we did our second MAP test, celebrated the 100th day of kindergarten, had Kindergarten Round Up, and now parent teacher conferences are just a week away! Thought I just share a few random activities we've been working on in the classroom...
This is a caterpillar sight word game. The children start with all of the pieces turned over, so they cannot see the words. (They start with one caterpillar head face up.) They take turns turning over the words and adding them to the caterpillar. If they turn over a new head, they start another caterpillar. After all the words are read, they see which caterpillar is the longest.
We did the 100 Mystery Picture on the 100th day...always a fun activity! And, as seen on Pinterest, I created a "100 Days Smarter" frame:
The frame is just a photo mat that I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance for under a 1.00! I added precut letters to make it quick and easy.

I've had this cardboard cut out of George Washington for a    l  o  n  g    time!! I took each child's picture and then they wrote "If I were President of the United States...." Fun!

Lastly, here's a picture of our QR code center called "Scan and Read." The basket has QR codes with the color words (that I blogged about previously) and some word families that I downloaded (see the link in that post also).

Thanks for checking in on my little corner of the kindergarten world! Have a great weekend!