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Monday, October 6, 2014

The First Month of school....Long Post!

Wow!  It has been a LONG time since I last posted!  We had our first day of school on the day after Labor Day.  Since then, we have learned our routines and are doing pretty well with it!  

To start out, here are some activities from our first week of school.


We began our week by working in our math journals.  This is from Reagan's September Math Journal.  I love this product!  Here we compared our seahorses to the one that is colored.  We had to decide if each one was the same size or different.

Below is the poem we learned about using our quiet feet and lips when we walk down the hallway to our other classes.


Another day, we worked in our math journals again by asking our friends what their favorite animal is.



Next, they graphed their data.


Finally, they compared their graphs with each other.


We learned a lot about our Daily 5 routines.  We practiced Reading to Ourselves and...



with someone.


FREE Readers Workshop from Reagan.

This past week we worked a lot with tens frames.  We practiced by using our names!  I cannot remember where I got this from.  If you may know, please let me know so that I can give credit!


This is how our milk experiment started out. 


One of our Word Work activities was to practice sight words on our ipads.



During Working on Writing, we used our Writing Center to work on making lists.



We sure accomplished a lot during our first week!  I can't wait to see all that we can do during Week 2!
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During Week 2 and 3, we were very busy learning our Daily 5 and Math Centers Routines.  Here is a glimpse at what we were up to!



We practiced our sight words on the ipads.






We used our made lists and cards at Work on Writing.



Counting On Game



A free One More/One Less Game by From the Pond.




More Math Journaling...


Tally Up Game




Ten Frames



Graphing


PALS Lessons for phonics review.



We learned about Real Reading with a reading salad!  We not only need to read the text, but we need to THINK about what we are reading.  This lesson and others are from Tanny McGregor's Comprehension Connections' book.



Weekly Sight Word Art Project from Babbling Abby!



Writer's Workshop is well under way!



GoNoodle is a great way to get our wiggles out!  Especially on those rainy days.




We have been having so much fun with all of the wonderful Mo Willems' books!  Below are the Piggie and Elephant Puppets that we made.  We used these during Read to Self and Read to Someone time.  The kids had a blast acting out these fun stories!




We also had a lot of fun with our apple activities!  We made apple turnovers!




We also participated in many apple science and math activities.  Each child brought home an Interactive Apple Notebooks last week.


During our Math Centers we have been working hard on learning how to add objects and write number sentences.


(We even were allowed to write on the tables!)





We also participated in two National projects.  First off is the Oreo Challenge hosted by Projects by Jen.  Student estimated how many Oreos they could stack before it toppled over!  They were then given two attempts.  What fun!



Next, was our Letter Exchange hosted by First Grade Found Me!  Our class made MICE for the letter M!  We then each mailed our "letters" to other schools across the country.  In return, we have been receiving the rest of the alphabet from other schools.  We will share all of our letters once they have all arrived!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Made It! Birthdays!

I am linking up again with 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made it!  My students love to get these for their birthday!  I always have plenty of help at home cutting these out and putting them together.


I got these printable balloons a few years ago and I cannot seem to find the source.  There are many varieties out there that you can find on Pinterest.  If you know where this design came from, please let me know so that I can give proper credit.


I used our county's media center to take this printable and turn it into a poster.  I got this printable from  First in Line's Tpt Store as a free download.  I plan to use this to track our days of school this year!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Made it With Duck Tape

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for a Monday Made It!  When I first saw this idea on Kristen's Kindergarten, I knew that I had to do this with my students' Reading and Math Interactive Notebooks!   So, when Walmart had their notebooks for $0.17, I stocked up and grabbed some duck tape!



As you can see, the duck tape does not effect the inside and there should be no more tangled spiral wires!





Next up, I will be using these jumbo craft sticks and hot glue for my next project!  Have a great week creating!