Friday, October 19, 2012


Here are some photos of my students during centers.

Writing Center:

Reading: (using library books this day) 

Art: Drawing friends!

Puzzles: Working together!

These two boys are so good at puzzles!

We brought in a one hundred piece puzzle for them today!

How do you reward the really good parents?

With our new literacy program, we have been doing a letter a day. We also send home name tracing practice sheets for those who have trouble. 

(Click on the photo below to get to the site I use. It's great for names and sight words; anything really!)

One of the students who is still working on his name had something in his folder today that made me smile. He had notebook paper pages that had letters (his mother had made dot-to-dot letters pages for her son to practice on), one for each day to go with our letter a day studies. I asked the boy about it and he smiled and said his mama helps with his letters each night.
I told him I was so proud of him and that he has a good mama.
I then used some little award cards I have and wrote one out for the boy and one for the mom! On the line that says "for," I wrote "Being a good mom!" I put both of these awards in his daily folder along with 2 lollipops.

How do "reward" a super parent in your classroom?

Apples and Fire Safety!

I have several pictures from the last month, but I have been so busy!
So I am combining things from my apple unit and things from fire safety week.

During the week of Johnny Appleseed's birthday, I had my class complete a graph: Which color apple do you like best? I do this every year. However, thanks to Pinterest, I added a fun twist and hallway display! (

We used bulletin board paper for the tree trunks and leaves.

I had the kids use white paper and draw an apple. Then color it the color of the apple they prefer.

The tree graph came out great! The poem at the bottom came from Mrs. Jump's Kindergarten Blog (

 We also made Johnny Appleseed hats and we wrote each child's name so that the hats say: "Taylor Appleseed" or "Gracie Appleseed" - they though that was GREAT!!!

The local fire department visits our school each year and the kids get to go to stations set up outside (thank goodness the weather cooperated!) This little guy is trying on the firefighters' coat to see how heavy it is. 

 These two are feeling how heavy the air tank is.

And the hose!

 ("Firefighters help animals get out.)

 ("Firefighters are brave.")

Made a cute hallway display!