Every year I enjoy doing a "Flip Flop Farewell" as one of our last writings. They always turn out super cute and it is always fun to see what the boys and girls favorite Kindergarten Memory is. We just started these this week so they are a work in progress but we got quite a few of them finished!
We have been super busy with our ABC Countdown the past 12 days! Yes this means that we "technically" only have 13 days left because our last day really isn't a day at all since all the parents do is come in with their child and pick up report cards. What better way to celebrate being halfway through our countdown than with movie day tomorrow for the letter Mm! Here is a re-cap from the last few days! I want to apologize in advance because I have been terrible at taking pictures. I guess I am just having too much fun :)
G Day- Game Day!! We had a blast playing our games on Game Day. I was a big fan of the game Headbanz! I had never heard of this game before game day but am definitely going to buy it! What a great way to practice questioning and describing!!
H Day- Hula Hoops and Hiking We had a great time hula hooping and going on our hike around the school! I love this picture of all of my kiddos enjoying nature :)
I Day- Icy Treats and Ink Pens. Students were allowed to use ink pens all day and then we had an icy treat at recess!
J- Jungle Day
We learned about Jungle Animals and read If I Were a Jungle Animal and then wrote an opinion piece about which jungle animal we would want to be. I love their responses!
I would be a leopard because I can run fast. I like to grarrr. I love to hide in dots. It is fun.
I would be a giraffe because it is fun. I like to eat out of a tree. It is fun because they are cute.
I would be a lion because they are awesome. I would want to have sharp teeth. I can eat animals better. It would be awesome.
I would be a monkey because I love to swing on vines. I like monkeys because they are nice. I like bananas. I think it would be fun.
I would be a monkey because I like bananas. They are fun. They are nice. It will be fun.
Love their writing :)
K- King for a Day and Kickball Unfortunately we did not have nice enough weather to play kickball so we had to reschedule. Here a few of my Kings though!
L Day- Lunch Outside
Today was the perfect day to eat lunch outside!!
I can't wait to celebrate the rest of the year! It is going by too fast! Enjoy the rest of your week :)
Here are a few of the writings for Career Day that I said I would post.
When I grow up I want to be a Kindergarten teacher. And we read a book called When I Grow Up.
Here is the book. I highly recommend it!! The boys and girls loved it!
When I grow up I want t be a safari man. -Alex
When I grow up, I want to be a bug scientist. -Isaiah
I love career day. It is always fun to see what everyone wants to be when they "grow up". I hope that each and every one of my students always strives to be exactly what they want to be. Although this may change down the road, as long as they have a dream, they can be anything they want!
Here is a sneak peak of our trip to Lucky Ladd Farms for D Day!! We had a blast and the kids are exhausted I am exhausted!! :) The boys and girls played on the amazing playground, petted and fed farm animals, planted a sunflower seed, went on a hayride and smiled the whole way :) I love days like this!!
Learning about sunflowers in the outdoor classroom!
I wish schools had outdoor classrooms like this!! :)
Getting ready to feed the animals!
Best friends having fun!
Brushing the goats!
I will hopefully upload more pictures this weekend! For now, I am thinking about calling it a night. Yes, I know it is only 6:10. It's never too early for bed right? :)
It is crazy to think we started our ABC Countdown to the end of the year on Monday!!! For A day we always do Aloha day. Students dress for a luau, bring in fruit for a fruit salad and their beach towels!! This is probably my favorite day during our countdown. The kiddos always have a good time and are just as excited as me to be spending the next 26 days doing different activities!!
The boys and girls are saying "ALOHA!!!!" (love the hula girls in the back and the wide open expression in the middle :)
For B day we did Bubble Day!! We blew bubbles with bubble gum, wrote an informative piece on "How to Blow a Bubble" (pictures coming soon), blew bubbles outside (pictures coming soon) and then did this fun bubble craft! I usually use paint and soap to create these but this includes using a different straw for each student and color (and lots of time). This year, I used actual bubbles and food coloring and they turned out great!! The boys and girls loved seeing the big bubbles show up on their papers and then pop them!
Today was C day and we had Career Day! We were so busy today that I forgot to take pictures! :( I will take some pictures of their writings and upload those soon. I had lots of different careers today including; football players, a rockstar, a drummer, a principal, a Zookeeper, A "Bug Scientist", lots of teachers and more!!!! It is pretty exciting to think that these students can be anything they want to be :)
This is what I sent home to my parents explaining the ABC Countdown and a list of the different activities!!
I am so excited for the rest of our ABC countdown including our Day at the Farm tomorrow for D Day!!!
On a side note, here is the Music City Miracle Choir singing the National Anthem Monday night at the Nashville Sounds baseball game!! They did great!! So proud!! :)
Myself and the other 3 co-directors including my fiance and good friends Stacy and Aubrie are kneeling in front :)
I am SO proud of how well my students are writing. I am amazed every year at what 5 and 6 year olds can do!! I love watching the writing process and love the looks on their faces when they "get it". Here is a Spring writing craft we did a few weeks ago! These have been hanging up in our classroom to brighten it up for spring!! Click here to go grab this craft for free!!!
I know that we are just getting into the last few weeks of school but I am already looking ahead to next year! I really needed a calendar to use to start my planning so I updated and posted my 2013-2014 calendar on Teachers Pay Teachers! I know lots of you downloaded my 2012-2013 calendar (THANK YOU!!!) so I hope you find this one useful as well! It starts in August (2013) and ends in July (2014) I reeeeaaalllllly wanted to post this as a freebie but due to the new TpT policies of keeping freebies to only a few pages, I am selling this for only $1.00! Click here to go to my store! Happy planning!!!
Here is a subtraction freebie for you to use in your classroom! This is the Spring version of my Snowman Melts game! These only go through 5 but I am planning on making more to go through 10 later this week. I will most likely make this an addition and subtraction pack so be sure to check back! My students love the Snowman Melts game so I am excited for them to play this one! Click here to get yours for free!! Enjoy!! :)
Do you play Quiz Quiz Trade in your classroom? This is one of the BEST things I have discovered this year and I am so thankful I did. My students love it and they are pros at it! Check out my friend (and colleague) Debbie Burton's post explaining what it is!!! Click here to go to her blog!
This is us playing Quiz Quiz Trade with syllables!
I am in my 8th year teaching Kindergarten and I absolutely love it! I am always looking for fun and exciting ideas to share with my kiddos! I am grateful that I get to go to "work" everyday and hang out with 5 and 6 year olds! I am so blessed! I have an incredible family and am recently engaged to a wonderful man! Life is great!!