Monday, August 14, 2017

Frog-tastic Labels

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen these in various stages of creation. 

One may have had a poop emoji lol







After some help, I added months-  what else could you use??? 
Leave a comment, send a message, smoke signal?!

In action. This is so far.  
Looks great!!!
organized, uniform, works. :) 
Great!   





THEN... 
reality sets in... 
right next to my orderliness is this hot mess!
Keepin' it real people.

Especially with today's Pinterest Perfect classrooms.
So much is not shown.
This is real life, everyone has it, even if they don't show it!











Monday, August 7, 2017

Directed Drawings in Kinderpond

A million years ago, I bought this book from Scholastic

I copied every page in this book:


I cut off the bottom page and I glued the actual step by step part onto red/yellow/or green construction paper and laminated them.


During morning work, I would pick a card and we would draw them together.  It is a surprise what I draw.  So they try to guess.  One summer while teaching 3/4/5 ELL (English Language Learners) I would draw a circle and a girl would yell out "rock"  This happens daily, after a while, we just waited until she yelled it out ;)

I also have used Fine Motor from K-Crew too.  They use a whole file folder. We still use those too lol



Now  added to the collection with these:













We needed a filler in 5th grade.  They loved them!





Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Learning Calendar Board

What started here for our calendar board and it has changed from this:


Our calendar has changed...
Our numbers have changed...
Our colors have changed...
Our shapes have changed...

 We have added theme or alphabet charts under the feelings.





To this:

That blue square is to find and locate the letter we are working on.  Now we have environmental print alphabet in there.

We are stepping up our school game and adding more to our board to keep it fresh.  Our new "year" begins in September.

Grab the letters here

Grab the numbers here

Grab the shapes here




Grab the colors here



There is still more to come!

I still have plans to add all about the letter and all about the number.