Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We had a lot of fun at our first big party!

Stella with some pumpkin playdough! Yum!

Collin in his cat hat.

Chloe in her cat hat.

Mrs.Flory helping the kids decorate cookies.

 Yvonne Pham helping with cat headbands.

Mrs. Anderson helped us make spiders out of tootsie pops.

Mrs.Lopez playing Halloween bingo.

Mrs.Vandenbosch playing pin the nose on the Jack O Lantern.

Mr. Crane helping with pumpkin playdough.

Big smile from Brooke.

Mohamad having fun.

Mrs.Crane helping with pin the nose on the pumpkin.

Nolan smiling for the camera.

Leilani having a good time.

Just had to share my students that visited my home on Halloween. Sydney and her family.

Collin and Ethan also live in my neighborhood! 

Toby and Molly won 2nd place at the doggie Howloween parade!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Very Busy Spiders and Monster Madness

Our spider circle thinking map.

The kids were so excited that we had the same number of kids like spiders and kids that didn't like spiders.

Science center - life cycle of the spider. This thinking map is a flow map.

One of our spider centers reviewing color words.

We recorded beginning sounds on the spiders.

This is our tree map for writing.  I introduced using the word and.

Great sentence!

Two terrific sentences with lots of details in the picture.

A fun book we did together as a whole group.

Spider center work.

Monsters are fun!  Here are the shape monsters we did in class. 

Our monster shape writing books.

Each day we wrote a page in the book.

We loved all the fun monster stories and music.

Are you afraid of monsters?

Center work with sight words.

Measure the monsters with blocks.

Monster writing with centers.

Our October class quilt.

Scarecrows in the windows.

Monster story writing.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Apple Week

We had a busy week studying about apples and Johnny Appleseed.

We started with a graph from Shannon Martin's kinder-pond blog.

We are finishing our unit in math on patterns, so it was great to find many resources.
This is also from Shannon Martin and Kindergarten Hoppenings.

Painting with pencil erasers.

We did a pocket chart activity and this follow up lesson on sorting letters and words.

Love this darling poem from Deanna Jump and the TLC like art.

Patterning book from Fran Kramer.

Kids loved this chip activity finding letters.

Another great math activity from Shannon Martin's apple unit.

Our September quilt squares. 

Activity to go along with the book, Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree.

On Johnny Appleseed day, we tasted different kinds of apples and wrote a chart story.
I'm hoping we'll have fall weather soon!  I'm heading to Oak Glen to pick some apples.