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Hi Teacher Friends! We just completed our fifth week of kindergarten. How can that be? Things are moving so fast. I wanted to join the Five for Friday linky with Doodlebugs Teaching, but I only have three pictures for the past two weeks. Oh so sad! :( I haven't been able to snap pictures like I want to.
Since school began, my classroom has been hot, hot, HOT. The thermostat on the wall was reading 80 degrees inside one day and 97 degrees outside. Needless to say, we were all sweating. This week it has been better but still too warm for me and 22 kinderkids moving around to GoNoodle and Dr. Jean's Phonercise and Letter Pops.
The principal came into my classroom for something and wanted to know why it was so hot in here. The other teachers' rooms are all so nice and cool. Hopefully, they will get my air conditioner fixed.
This picture just makes me smile. It was time to clean up and my kinderkids were tidying up the class library. When I got ready to go home that afternoon, this is what I saw. :)
We celebrated Constitution Day on the 17th and learned about American symbols that week. This is a picture sort we completed. I just used pictures I found on the computer by using Google Images.
We celebrated the arrival of Autumn by creating these fall trees from TLC. This project was great for the kids. The kids had to tear all the paper to create the trees (great fine motor practice). I use TLC projects with my class each year. The kids love creating these. Here is the link to check out TLC projects.
Hi Teacher Friends! This summer has been a busy one here. I moved classrooms with the help of my sister. She is such a good sport but after we finished the move, she said "you are NOT moving classrooms again!" I agree with her. It was a lot of work but well worth it. I gained more floor space, a storage closet, and two bathrooms (one for the girls and one for the boys). I hope to get a few pictures posted of my new room.
We just completed our first week of kindergarten. I have a great group of little kinders and we are learning procedures and routines with lots of practice, practice, and more practice.
Here are a few things we completed together as a group.
To help my new kindergarten kids remember what to do each morning, we created this anchor chart together. Hopefully this will help those forgetful kiddos to put their folders in the basket. :)
We always start off kindergarten with a unit of colors. The kids' homework assignment is to bring in a picture of a certain color. We then create Circle Maps for each color. Here are our maps for yellow, blue, and green. I finally put on my thinking cap this year and laminated the background paper. Now I don't have to keep creating the map, I'll be able to use these again next year. The kids' pictures are just taped on.
We have been learning about school workers and school rules. We created this chart to help us learn faces and jobs at school. (The ovals covering our faces were added for the internet to protect privacy.)
We have been practicing reading this poem as we learn color words. I have seen this poem on several websites. I was not able to locate the author. If you know who wrote this great poem, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.