Sunday, November 4, 2012
Pp is for pumpkins, parachutes, pirates and parties. We made pumpkin lanterns with modge podge and orange tissue paper. A mom donated pumpkins for the class, so we decorated them with elmers glue, glitter and eyes. The kids love it! Be careful where you display them though, rain will wash all the glitter off! We had a Pp party where the students each brought in an item that started with a Pp such as pringles, popcorn, pop tarts, pudding, pickles... The kids went PAZERK in the pirate hats!
We did a lot of stamping this week to practice AB patterns. We used the spider hands to put in their learning portfolio for the month of October. We also created a short formative set of closed sentences for the kids to answer. Which will also go in their learning portfolio. We asked questions like... My name is_____, my favorite color is _____, my favorite food is______, I like to play_____, I like school because_______, For Halloween I want to be a ____, my friends are ________ The answers came out so cute, we decided to start doing them monthly.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Ff is for fall trees, fishbowl, frankenstein, 5 speckled frogs, fall leaf hunt....
fall leaf hunt
Counting fish bowl
5 Speckled Frogs
Every week when we are introducing a new letter we create a shape that the students can connect with. Throughout the week we brainstorm words that began with that letter. We try to put a picture next to each word to help with their comprehension and vocabulary development as well.
We also have expository pictures to play games with throughout the week.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The first week of school zoooooommmmeeedd by! The students are all excited and ready to learn. Everyday gets smoother and smoother. We focused on the author David Shannon this week and the students loved NO DAVID! It is a great way to introduce rules of appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Everyday we did a craft that focused on gluing. The students favorite thing this week was races at recess.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Here is a great crayon project to try.
We took a frozen pizza circular card board, cut it out spray painted it. Then we took two boxes of 24 crayons and glued them on with Elmers Glue. The crayons can be organized by color or randomly placed. It's up to you! The Welcome can be made or computer printed.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Our latest project was giving an 1970s school table a face lift. I went to Wal-Mart and got a basic black spray paint, then I opted to go for a hammered charcoal gray spray paint to give the table some texture and modern feel.
Reusing old pieces and turning them into something functional is always the best way. Sturdy and solid!
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE