Monday, March 20, 2017

Name Ideas at Kinderpond

I try to do different things for our weekly names but that doesn't always work. So here are some great ideas that I use for practicing your child's name.

Here are some of my name ideas.
Most of them, I store them in a drawer together.
All of the papers at the bottom are now in sheet protectors. ;)

Idea #1:

Write/type your child's name across entire paper.  Have your child use magnetic letters.
I also have felt letters from Target that is great to change it up.

Also use puzzle pieces for added fun!

I grabbed some letter stickers, clothes pins, and a craft stick.
I wrote letters under where the clips go.
You could also swap out the craft stick for:
 *an index card
* construction paper

Don't want or have the stickers? Write the letters with a permanent marker.

The next few are paid resources but I really like them :)

Some of these ideas are adaptable for older children and learning the alphabet order.

I would give my students a baggie with their own letters and when they entered the room in the mornings, they would put the letters in order.

For the clothes pins idea, use a sentence strip.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kinderpond Visits Bullseye's Playground

Getting ready for Easter basket time!

Finally found the butterfly erasers!!!

Counters for something lol

Look closely... they have 4 colored bags!!!!

I needed these for Seuss week, they are multi-colored pipe cleaners.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Target: Bullseye's Playground

Apparently the Dollar Spot changed it's name to Bullseye's Playground! 

Here was my Seuss Haul:
We used the stampers for math and creating.
The erasers were added to our sensory bin.
The pen is for a pointer.

Here are:
magnetic games around the go-go gear art
Robot magnets, jar of superheroes felt board and...
band aids lol

Growing Capsules
Erasers lol
Those brown boxes are fossil and pirate kits
 Bunny Pointers

I use them as counters but also use these resources:

Monday, February 27, 2017

Pencil Graveyard

I attended a conference a million years ago and heard Kali Dakos speak.

She has a poem called 

"Pencil Graveyard"

I do this every year. Often older children will come back to visit to add their pencils to our headstone.

In my room, I hand out a brand new pencil as a trade.

Monday, February 6, 2017