Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Break

Today is officially the start of my Spring Break!!!!
What am I going to do for 2 whole weeks! HHHMMMMM!
Sleep in, drink coffee, read in the sun, walk at the beach, sleep in!
I am so excited to spend time with my honey and daughter Makena!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful break as well. WE NEED IT!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans!

St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans!

Kinderworld is full of treats and tricks this week!
Leo the Leprechaun is visiting our class each day and he is a sneaky little fellow!!!

We make Leo the Leprechan and
 a mini booklet called "My Pot of Gold Booklet".
Each page has different writing prompts to write and draw about St. Patrick's Day!
Everything below can be found in my TPT unit.

 Leo leaves us little notes each day for 5 days.
See what he does below on each day!

Leo the Leprechaun is a lot like “Elf on a Shelf”, except sneakier. He is a tricky, little leprechaun who plays tricks on the kiddos. 
Each day he leaves a new note and a St. Patrick’s Day book.

This is a little peek at our sneaky week:
Monday: On Monday, Leo arrives! He leaves his first note and plays his first trick. He took out
all the crayons and filled the caddies with only green and gold crayons! He also left us our first St.
Patrick's Day Book, "There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed a Clover."

Tuesday: On Tuesday, Leo takes a green bath. He fills the sink with green water and glitter.
He leaves us a poem about Leprechaun Legends and mini pictures to create a chart.
We write our own Leprechaun Legends and create a class book!

Wednesday: On Wednesday, Leo stays the night listening to music. He leaves out an
i-pod and “mixes” some things up in the room (i.e., chairs, tables, books). He must be in his
pajamas because he leaves it itty bitty clothes and hat on the floor for washing.

Thursday: On Thursday, Leo is hidden in the room. The kiddos create their own leprechaun 
traps. For writing, we use the leprechaun trap template (first, next, then, last). On Thursday, we 
create our Leo the Leprechaun craftivity and pot of gold booklet. We hope all these Leprechauns 
will lure Leo to our trap!

Friday: FRIDAY is a BUSY day in Kinderworld!
Leo leaves the classroom a big mess! He gets into the paint and leaves his little footprints all over the
desks (dip your fist in green paint and dab 3 fingerprints above for toe prints). He also leaves the
recipe for FLUBBER and MAGIC PUDDING, which we make that day. 

For Math, we do our Lucky Charms Cereal Sorting, Tallying and Graphing Activity.

At the end of the day, we have 5 St. Patrick's Day Literacy and Math Centers.
Table 1: Lucky Numbers Bingo (Focus #'s 10-30)
Table 2: Blarney Blending (building words and write them in green in a white board or writing 
template in my TPT unit)
Table 3: Experiment and measure with FLUBBER
Table 4: Roll and Cover (focus on addition)
Table 5: Read and Color St. Patrick's Day Booklet 

These are some of the activities we do during the Daily Five Rotations for
Word Work, Work on Writing and small group instruction.


This is one of our table traps!

The next day, all our traps were ruined and our little leprechaun got into the paint!!!!
He left footprints all over the room!

We also have some fun with rainbows and colors.
We make an "All About Me" Rainbow.

Another fun activity we do during the week is Mouse Paint.
We read the story "Mouse Paint" and learn about mixing 
primary colors to make new colors. Then we make our own
little "mouse cracker" goodies and mix frosting.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dr. Seuss Week

Dr. Seuss week is so much fun in Kinderworld!
Each day we read a new Dr. Seuss book and do 
FUN and SEUSSTASTIC activities!

During the week, we do the activities from my 

Here's a Peek at our week:

Monday: Fox in Socks and One Fish Two Fish
*Wear Silly Socks
*Graph "Do you have on silly socks?
*Math: Silly Socks Add and Cover
*Small Groups: Fishing For Digraphs
*Begin Horton Hears a Who, Where, What, How Anchor Chart
*Begin listing silly characters on Thing 1 poster
*Guest Reader (this year we had a Sheriff from our city!!!)

Tuesday: Green Eggs and Ham
*Make Green Eggs and Ham
*Graph "Do you like green eggs and ham?
*Write a recipe for green eggs and ham
*Small groups: Funny Side Up Blending Activity and green eggs poem rhyming match
*Youtube: Tim Tebow reads Green Eggs and Ham

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday and Wocket in My Pocket
*Dress Wacky
*Class Book "On Wednesday...was wacky!"
*Wocket in My Pocket (Pixie project: kids make their own silly character that could be at school. For example, "There is a Zesk on my desk" or "There is a Snable on my table").
*Group Activity: Kids create a "Wocket" character in table groups
*Small Groups: Play Wocket in my pocket rhyming game and fill in the missing vowel sound

Thursday: Hop on Pop and Oh The Places You'll Go!"
*Field trip to the CYT Play Seussical!
*Kiddos create their own silly Dr. Seuss Character
*Small Groups: Hop on Pop ending sounds activity

Friday: Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who
*Wear Red, black and white
*Writing: If Cat in the Hat came to my house I would...
or If Thing 1 and 2 came to my house I would...
*Youtube: Justin Bieber reads Cat in the Hat
*Write the Room: Dr. Seuss Characters (do during Work on Writing for the Daily 5)
*Small Groups:Build words with the -ell, -ake, -op and -ame word families.
*Art: Dr. Seuss Directed drawing
* Cat in the Hat come to visit!!!!

The following Monday: Wrappin Up!
*What is your favorite Dr. Seuss Book?
*Math: One Fish Two Fish Spin and Tally
*My Dr. Seuss Rhyming Book
*Small Groups: Real or Nonsense Word Sort

These are some of the activities we do during the week. These are all in my TPT Dr. Seuss unit.

          Dr. Seuss Unit. You can get it HERE on TPT.

We had a blast making green eggs and ham!
The kiddos created a recipe while we made it together.
First, we gathered our ingredients.

Then we made it and TASTED THEM!

We graphed on the Promethean Board, "Did you like green eggs and ham?"

Our special guest "Cat in the Hat" read Dr. Seuss stories.

We have an AMAZING school! Each classroom was in charge of creating a "Dr. Seuss window" outside his/her room! Check out some of the SEUSSTASTIC ideas!!!!

 These bottom ones are from KINDERWORLD!
My awesome kinder buddy is in room KB and I am in KA so we decided to be

Thing A and B were holding kites and everything below was attached to the kites!

I made this Horton for my other kinder buddy!