Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Terrific Tuesday

All About Me Guidance Lessons Began Today!
A great way to get to know more about each and everyone in our class.

In computer lab, the students made Text to Self Connections with our poem The Leaves on the Tree by creating a picture using the Art Pad on Little Bird Tales Below is a student example of her connection to the poem.

Next the students and I read the book We're Going On a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger.  Then we went on an actual leaf hunt and found many colorful leaves just like the children did in the story.

 Our day ended as it began with a story, but this time we got to share it with our 4K and Multiage Reading Buddies!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014

Picture Walks, Connections, Syllables, Sorts, Shapes and Reader's Theater

Look What We Are Doing!

We can make connections to a story through rich picture walks!
Have your child talk with you about what they think is happening in the story.
 What is happening in the story?

Think aloud to describe the illustration. 

 How can you connect to the story?

Who are the characters and where are they?

We can count, pronounce, blend and segment syllables!
We can sort by color, size and shape!

We are excited for our next Reader's Theater!
September 26, 2014 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

First Next Then Play Dough!!!

Making Homemade Play Dough

Click on link above or view embedded video ~ Enjoy and Have a Beautiful Weekend :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PICTURE DAY September 17, 2014

Remember Wednesday is Picture Day!!!

Looking forward to seeing all of those smiling faces!
Monday, September 15, 2014

International Dot Day 2014

We Had Fun Making Our Mark!

We began the school year looking at books by Peter Reynolds and today we read his book The Dot and celebrated with many other children around the world!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Terrific Thursday!

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

 Excited to share a story with everyone!

 Practicing for tomorrow's Reader's Theater!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ready to Explore Literacy!

It Happened Right Before Our Eyes!

Magical Day in Kindergarten

It was pouring rain outside which meant indoor recess.  The students were engaging in play when all of a sudden one student exclaims, "It is coming!  It is poking out!"  The students dropped everything and came over to watch the miracle of life happen right in front of their eyes.  The looks on my students' faces was simply PRICELESS. 

We had been watching the chrysalis for the last seven days and I knew it could have been any moment.  When the adult butterfly emerged from the pupa stage the students were so concerned that is was struggling or that it was so small.  As the wings began to unfold and the adult butterfly held on resting, the students again thought something was wrong.  But as we began Daily 5 Rotations I assured the students that the butterfly needed to pump it blood into its wings in order to get the wings flapping.

As we neared the end of the school day the butterfly was flying our the butterfly cage.  The students held the butterfly; some were apprehensive but most were extremely brave and all were careful. What a magical day!

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