Sunday, November 23, 2014

Two More Days!!!

I think I can...I think I can...just two more days until Thanksgiving Break!

I always love leaving for a break totally prepared for when I get back. That way I don't need to worry about anything during my time off. So I have started prepping for the first week in December...which means Gingy will be making an appearance! :) Here are some pics of some of my favorite activities...
We will be reading lots of Gingerbread stories and using this cute anchor chart and post-its to record the story elements.

My students will be completing this fun family home project. I didn't get to have my students create a Turkey in Disguise...the month was just WAY TOO BUSY!!! I am looking forward to having them create these cute little incognito gingerbread men so that I can use them as a decoration all December!

We will be doing some yummy science! Math can read all about my Gingerbread Math activities HERE!

The kids love reading texts in the pocket chart that we read during shared reading. I have a feeling that they will love the Gingerbread songs and text! They always really love when the text includes their names so I created a super simple pocket chart text that does just that! Click on the picture below for a FREEBIE!

Pictured below are other center activities that my kiddos will be doing. Some of my friends spotted the centers out on my table the other day, and begged to play some of the games. I got to snap some pictures when several of my little friends tried them out.

Gingerbread Scrambled Sentences

Beginning Sounds in the Gingerbread House

Gingerbread Word Family Sorting Activity

Vowel Cookies

What Shape is in the House? Math Center

Making Ten Practice

Roll and Count {No Prep Math Center}

Base Ten Cookie Friends

We will be making other craftivities and doing lots of other activities too! If you are looking for Gingerbread activities to use in your classroom be sure to check out these two units that are ON SALE! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Thanksgiving!

At the end of this week we started all things Turkey! Bring on Thanksgiving!
We read the book Thanks for Thanksgiving and then created our Thankful Turkeys!

I loved hearing and seeing my kids really think about what they are thankful for. Of course it melts my heart when they say that they are thankful for me...but even better when they talk about how they are thankful for each other! LOVE IT!

A parent gave me some s'more candy corn for the Friday afternoon seemed like the perfect time to bring it out and do some math!
We created Turkey Number Bonds. The kids had a BLAST!

Next week we will learn all about the First Thanksgiving and create these cuties!

It's time to go get my booty in shape! BOOT CAMP!! Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day Sale!

Today I am so grateful for all the men and women that are brave and selfless in serving our amazing country. I will never understand the sacrifices that my grandfather, cousins, nephews and friends have made to protect my in this beautiful country is something to be thankful for!

In honor of those who serve I am having a Veterans Day sale. Everything is 20% off for the next two days!

If you are looking for last minute craftivities or activities for Veterans Day check out this unit, which is on sale too!

Happy Veterans Day!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thankful for an Update! :)

I am so happy to say that I am finally done giving my Thanksgiving Unit a total MAKE-OVER!! This unit was one of the first ones that I created...and well I have learned sooo much since then! This unit is packed (more than 200 pages!) with activities to keep your students busy throughout November, and the activities are aligned to the Kindergarten Common Core Standards! :) I have added lots of new activities to the unit and three adorable turkey craftivities too!

If you have already purchased this unit, please head on over to TPT, go to My Purchases, and re-download this packet for FREE! Whoop whoop!!
Here is a little preview of what some of activities are in the unit....
Thanksgiving Word Cards

Long Ago and Today Sorting Activity and Printables

Anchor Chart Parts

2 Repeated Text Pocket Chart Pieces and accompanying Emergent Readers

Scrambled Sentences

Read Around the Room

Syllables Activity

Digraph Practice

If you don't already own this unit you can find it HERE on sale for just $4, so hurry and grab your copy!

If you are looking for just the craftivities you can find them sold separately HERE.

My class is learning all about creating number pairs to make numbers. We do a lot of practice with number bonds. I have been on an updating roll, and I have updated my Turkey Time Number Bonds unit too! So make sure you go back and re-download that unit too!

Happy Thanksgiving! :)