Sunday, July 26, 2015

Guided Reading in Kindergarten

Be sure to head over to Who's Who and Who's New to read my latest blog post. Today I am giving you tips to get guided reading up and running in your Kindergarten classroom.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

#kindertribe

The teacher tribe movement is in full force and some kindergarten teachers have formed the Kinder Tribe blog!  And today I'm linking up with their Kinder Tribe Linky Party!

http://kindertribe.blogspot.com/2015/07/all-about-this-kinder-teacher-first.html


Hey everyone!!!

I have been teaching elementary school for 14 years!  Yikes!  And before that I taught preschool for 6 years!  Holy Cow!  Makes me feel OLD!

OK, not that old! Hahaha! 

I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade, and am currently in Kindergarten!


I am always drinking water!!  I take 2 LARGE reusable water bottles to work each day.  {We have nasty water at work, so I don't like to drink out of the taps there!}

I carry my water everywhere!  And can't live without it!


Mr. Sketch scented markers!  Right?


Caps for Sale.  I love this oldie, but goodie!  My students love acting out this story. They love to stomp their feet and pretend to get mad at the monkeys!  And they love to play the monkeys and shake their fingers at the peddler!


One of my favorite Kinder blogs is KinderGals!  Kim Adsit is A-MAZ-ING!!!  Go check her out!

I LOVE teaching Kindergarten, because I am really just a kid at heart!  Here I am in Kinder!  I still feel like this little girl!  LOL!
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dollar Celebration Sale!

I am joining Keri at Enchanted Kinder Garden to celebrate her many milestones! It's time for her $1 Celebration!


I linked up with 4 of my products that I have marked down to $1 each!!!


Head over to my TpT store {HERE} and check out my 4 featured items at the top of the page.  They will only be $1 for one day {July 20, 2015}!

And don't forget to head over to her blog to enter her giveaway and see all of the other items you can pick up for just a dollar!


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Friday, July 17, 2015

Dinosaurs!

Hi everyone!  Today I'm linking up with Allie at The Gypsy Teacher for her weekly Rewind and Retell linky!


I am rewinding to May.  May was such a crazy month in my classroom and I didn't get a chance to share a little a fun art project that we did while reading the book If The Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most.


I found the idea on Pinterest and it comes from Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists.  I knew that it would be perfect for my Kinders!


We started by drawing a city scene with pencil and then tracing it with a thin black marker.  Then we drew different types of dinosaurs onto colored construction paper.  The kids traced them with black marker, carefully cut them out, and glued them onto their city.







I photocopied the last page in the book If the Dinosaurs Came Back, which has a lot of small black line drawings of different types of dinosaurs.  This was a great reference for the students when they were drawing their dinosaurs! 


My Kinders LOVED this project!  And they came out fantastic!!!

We also did some writing about dinosaurs.


We started by describing dinosaurs and put the answers into a Bubble map.  Then we go to our writing!







They made such great progess over the year!

If you are looking for more learning activities to use with this book, you might enjoy:


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