Wednesday, February 8, 2017

100th Day of School

We celebrated our 100th Day of school!  We painted 100 dots on a paper.  We used q-tips to paint 10 dots in each section, this helped us keep track of our counting!

Then, we made cupcakes and added 100 sprinkles to them!  This one was pretty sticky. 

We also wrote down 100 reasons why we love our school and kindergarten.  This was one of my favorite activities.  The kids were so sweet!

We also rolled dice and counted to 100 on a number grid.  We used 100 cups to build things.  The kids LOVED this one!

I used an aging app and printed off my kids' photos.  Then, they wrote what they would do if they were 100 years old. I loved these! 

Also, Grandma Brosey visited our classroom.  She was our 100 year old visitor for the day.  The kids loved playing along as she wobbled around with her cane and rolled in her wheelchair. :]

What are some things you do for the 100th day?!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Practicing Main Idea in Fiction Books

We have been working on main idea in our books.  To help us with our main idea, we found the beginning, middle, and end of the book.

We read Three Cheers for Tacky and then used our flip book to help us find the beginning, middle, and end.  We focused on looking at what mostly happened at the beginning and what mostly happened in the middle.  I often find that my kids pick one thing at the beginning, middle, and end instead of summing it all up.  We did this activity together.  I've been trying to provide a lot of modeling for my class with this topic. 

We practiced using the title of the book and using the beginning, middle, and end of the story to state the main idea.  We found what all of these things had in common to state the main idea.  The kids helped me do this, and they did a great job!

How do you review main idea in your classroom? 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Reading Superpowers!

My classroom is FULL of super readers!  We learned all the different reading strategies using the reading super powers from Lucy Calkins' units of study.  Then, each student showcased his/her best power by creating a poster to share what the power does.  Each student set up their poster and got in their super power poses ready to share with other students all the different powers we use when reading.   

We had students from all different grades come and learn about our powers.  We LOVED sharing with them, and it helped us remember our powers.  It also allowed us to practice our listening and speaking skills. 

I bought the "capes" from Dollar Tree.  I used the tablecloths, cut them in half and each student used one for their cape.  Then, I used paper to make their masks.  We had so much being super readers!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Secret Santa Blog Hop {with the Elementary Entourage}

I have joined my fellow blogging friends to share with you some fun, secret santa treats!  Check out this fun gingerbread counting activity I did in my classroom. :] 
I love how my student's gingerbread men turned out!  We worked so hard on learning our shapes, so I thought this would be a fun way to review them!  This activity also allowed my students to practice one-to-one counting.
I did help with some of the preparation.  I wanted them to focus more on identifying shapes and counting them.  Therefore, I cut the small shapes out before they started decorating their gingerbread men.  I gave each student a gingerbread man, and then I laid the shapes on the table.  The students glued them on and completed the shape worksheet to go with it. 

You could also have them color and cut out the shapes.

You can find this cute activity for FREE in my TpT store.  

Here is my hallway display!  They did a great job decorating them!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out my other friend's post by clicking below. Merry Christmas!