Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Transportation Unit.. TPT

Yay!  I just uploaded my second unit to TPT.  
It's all about transportation and it is going to be SO much fun!  
Check it out here and tell your friends about it!  

Also, some of you have asked about the America Matters activities.  I just uploaded it to my TPT store.  Click here to see it. :) 

Friday, February 24, 2012

America Matters

This week was one of those weeks that I was really reminded why I do this.  My kids are amazingly sweet.  This year they truly love each other and love me so much, no matter what I say or do, they love me.  I don't know if I could be anywhere but kindergarten...it really is the happiest place on Earth.

I love that (most of) my kids are READING and writing!  Such an exciting time in our classroom!

This week we learned all about the presidents and other American symbols.  We also did a lot of practice with spatial words this week (top, bottom, bigger, smaller, etc.).  Today we wrapped up the week with matter and magnets.

Check out the pictures below of some of the activities we did this week:

How many more stripes does the white flag have than the colored flag?

We also made a super cute Abe Lincoln, but I forgot the picture!

Writing the room.  They love any kind of mask or glasses.

Finding things that were bigger or taller than us.

Matter hunt... these are solids.

More solids...

How SMART is this!?!  Liquid is in the fire hydrant...I would have NEVER thought of that!


Pointing up in the sky for gas... love it.

It went from being 73 degrees yesterday to a super windy 50 something today...needless to say this was a really quick matter hunt. The kids LOVED it though!

We also played with magnets and searched for things that a magnet would stick to.  Lots of fun!

Next week: Space and Dr. Seuss

Check out my TPT store and share it with your friends!  
I uploaded my first unit... Spectacular Space Stations and a freebie for transportation!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Teachers Pay Teachers

I am excited to say.... 
I just started a Teachers Pay Teachers store!  
I have posted my first unit!  
It's a space unit with both literacy and math activities.
Check it out and share with your friends!! 
(Click above or find the link on the left side of my blog!)

Keep your eyes open for my next post.  This week we are learning all about America.
Next week...SPACE!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Career Day

Today was Career Day.   Several people from the community visited out school and talked with our kids about they jobs.  We had an assistant district attorney, an undercover agent, a police officer from the drug unit AND his dog, a photographer, EMTs, mail ladies, a nurse, and another police officer who let us get in his car.  We also got to visit the imagination station where the kids got to dress up as different types of community helpers. We had a ton of fun!  Check out our pictures...

Both of these men are policemen.  They showed the kids what the dog does and how well he responds to commands. Such a beautiful dog!

Listening to our heartbeats.. so cool.  Just use a small styrofoam cup and punch out the bottom.

Group hug!