Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More First Week Fun

I just wanted to share some more pictures from our first week!
Sprite and Mentos explosions...

1, 2, 3....Kindergarten's a BLAST!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Aaaaaaaand WE'RE BACK!

     These first few days have been so much fun and super busy!  I have a fabulous class of 18 friends who are are definitely going to keep me on my toes!  It's so funny to see how much progress they have made already.  The first day, our line was more like a huddle.  Today, we walked in a straight, SUPER quiet line!  I was so proud!  

Check out some of the fun stuff we have done so far!
Playing with playdough on the first day

Our first didn't stay this straight for long. :)

After reading the Kissing Hand, we took a tour around the school and pretended to be raccoons.

These friends took the initiative and started sorting supplies at the end of the day!  Such big helpers!

He put his head all the way inside the bag each time he got something out of it.  PRECIOUS!

Big helper!

Pictures from Meet and Greet

Chester Raccoon

This isn't so cute, but I made it really quickly so that we could practice cutting on straight lines.  We also practiced identifying colors and numbers, coloring, and number order!  So many skills in such a simple paper.

Today we talked about being peacemakers and bucket fillers and made our own peacemakers.  Each of our friends got to stamp their hands on the world and help make a list of what a peacemaker looks like. This is probably one of my favorite things we do all year!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rearranged My Room!

Soooo it's been a while since I posted, sorry!

Where did the summer go? I feel like I haven't had a second to relax. I even did homework at the beach!! It's been a busy busy summer with grad school, weddings (not my own), showers, break-ins, our fabulous conference, and so on.  Anyways...

I am finally getting back into school mode. I got my class list and I am so excited for this year!! As of right now I have 19 friends. We have about 465 kindergarteners registered at our school and school hasn't even started!! It's definitely a special treat working at an all kindergarten school with so many sweet little faces and fabulous teachers.

I took a few pictures of my classroom yesterday. It is pretty much finished. I just need to hang my new job banner. It's so cute! I will post a picture when I get it up!!
View from the back of my room
Blue/Art Center
Every child's favorite thing in my classroom.  Mine too. :)
My door.  I wanted to do something new this year, but my creative juices started flowing a bit too late.
Red/Writing center and computers and my FABULOUS new shelf my dad and I made.
Look at all the junk stuff it holds!  AMAZING!
View from the front of the class
Teacher table... looks a little junky, but it's really very organized. :)
View from my table.
View from the door

I hope you enjoyed the pictures!  

OH! I almost forgot!  I posted a new Nursery Rhyme unit on TPT!
Click here to see a preview.  Let me know what you think!