Monday, September 29, 2014

Not so fast September!

Wow! I cannot believe October is nearly here! It feels like we just started school! I have been busy busy creating and preparing for fun fall activities. I love fall but it goes by way too quickly... Last week we were all about apples! We made applesauce, investigated apples, collected data, and got artsy with our apples. I'll have to admit, when I did apples during my internship I had tons of pictures. When you are actually teaching and don't have a second set of hands to help, it's hard for me to snap pics. It's my first year teaching though so hopefully I'll just keep getting better and better at that :) Here's some highlights of our week. I unfortunately don't have a picture of our adorable graph. This week and next week we are all about pumpkins, so hopefully I'll be on my game for pictures!

Happy last days of September!

Apple pickin', I love my vintage apple basket.
You can find this apple investigation FREE on TPT  in my shop! Very Kinder friendly.

Measuring our apples.

The kiddos painted a picture of their apple, I think it is so cute! It's a crafty graph.
I used a lot of Deanna Jump's apple activities. This is a great bundle! You should really check it on on her TPT, just click on the image.
For a free apple investigation download just click on the image above!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What's new this week!

I sure loved my 3 day weekend of doing nothing! However, I came back to school full speed for a busy week! We are learning the last bit of our letter recognition before moving onto sounds! In a 4 day week we are learning T-Z! But thanks to Heidi Songs it is making it easier for the kids to learn their letters, sounds, and letter formation. I've been hearing the kids singing her songs to themselves while they work. I'm not going to lie, I've been singing them too.. They're pretty catchy! Our reading series that we use focuses on A-Z letter recognition during the first 4 weeks of school. Then we move on to a letter sound a week. I like just focusing on 1 sound a week because we get to read lots of books that use that specific sound, make letter crafts, etc.
(Heidi songs) 

Also, on a different note, I now have all of Unit 1 for Kindergarten Reading Street on TPT. I have all stories for the 2008 and 2013 editions. Don't forget to check them out! They are great resources!