Monday, March 25, 2013

Working on Plurals in Kindergarten!

This week we're on Spring Break, but when we head back to school next week, we'll be practicing making plurals by adding -s and -es!

Here's an activity collection that I made this week to help my sweet little kiddies learn about making words plural!

Check it out on my TpT Store Page! 


Have a great week!

A Sound Freebie On My Store Page!

We were so busy last week getting ready for Spring Break and Easter!  We did this activity with my kiddies and they loved it!  We have been working on learning about Sound to meet our Science objective. 

Some objects and materials can be made to vibrate to produce sound.
Sound is produced by touching, blowing or tapping objects. The sounds that are produced vary depending on the properties of objects. Sound is produced when object vibrate.
We used my violin to explore how the strings vibrate to produce sound and we felt the back of the violin while I played the strings.  We used a tuning fork to see and hear the sound vibrations.  We used a pie pan of water to watch the waves and the vibrations created when we put the tuning fork into the water!  Then we tried this same experiment with salt in a pie plate.  The boys and girls were thrilled to see the salt "jump" when we put the tuning fork to it!  We created a chart and wrote all the things we learned about Sound!  Finally, we played the, "What's In The Egg Game" to explore that different sounds are produced from different objects.
Science Rocks in Kindergarten!
So I wanted to share this with you and I hope you and your kiddies enjoy it too!
You can pick this up as a Freebie on my TpT Store!
Here's a picture of the eggs I used for this Sound Activity!  This is the first carton with eggs (and a backup spare!) for eggs 1-6.  I have another carton with the eggs numbered 7-12.  After we do this activity as a whole group, I put Eggs 1-12 in my Centers.  I keep the backup eggs in case one gets broken.  Then it's easy to replace the eggs quickly! 
I hope you have an EGG-CELLENT Easter break and enjoy this activity!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rabbits, Bunnies and Eggs! Oh My!

This week in Room A-1, our theme is, "Rabbits, Bunnies and Eggs! Oh My!"  We're learning about real rabbits and bunnies as well as fictional rabbits and bunnies.  Here are a few of the books that we're going to read this week!

Peter Rabbit Book
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These are just a few of the books we're reading and discussing this week.  There are so many more! We love "The Velveteen Rabbit" as well as the other tales written by Beatrix Potter!  I hope you enjoy our book selections too!  

Tomorrow we're going to do a Science Activity with Sound and little colored eggs!  I'll post about that so watch for that lesson coming in the next day or two! 

Hop on down the bunny trail!
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One More Lucky Center Activity!

We ended our St. Patrick's Day week with a Lucky Charms graphing activity and a delicious green and frothy fizzy drink!  Have you ever done this with your boys and girls?  They loved this so much that I created another graph and bagged up another box of cereal so that they could do it by themselves during our 123Math Center time! 

I'm pretty sure that my kiddies loved the graphing just as much as they loved the snacking!  They couldn't wait to get the marshmallows organized and on the graph so that they could start munching on the cereal!

I have the kiddies put the cereal they don't eat back in the baggie it came in so that they can eat it after lunch or at home.  They can share the activity at home with their parents and tell all about the marshmallow graphing!  Charming!

Thanks for checking out our classroom and reading about our activities!
I appreciate you!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

We're Flying High With Kites!

This week in Room A-1 the kites were flying all around!  I just put this new unit about kites on my  TpT page and I wanted to share it here too! 

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There are lots of Kindergarten literacy activities, math activities and a sweet little mini-book to read with your kiddies!
I hope you enjoy this March unit!
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Cat In The Hat Did Come Back!

We had an exciting day in Kindergarten Friday!  The Cat stopped by for a quick visit and we got to wear the fun hats that we made when he stopped in to see us!  We made these sweet red and white striped hats to wear and then we made a delicious Hat Snack! 

Here's how we made our yummy Hat Snack!  We put a round cracker on a plate, added a little dab of white (vanilla) icing and stacked 3 gummy life savers on the cracker, putting a little bit of icing between the layers to make it stick together and look like a hat!

The boys and girls really enjoyed all of the learning activities this week as we celebrated the birthday of that famous rhyming author, Dr. You Know Who!

Have a great week and enjoy the tiny little bit of snow that we are getting in Cincinnati!

A Famous Author At School! Yeah!

To celebrate Right to Read Week, Louise Borden came to our school!  Don't you know that I had to have my picture taken with her! 
She did a great presentation for our Kindergarten kiddies!  What a pleasure to listen to her speak and to hear her read one of her books to us!  It was awesome to get a sneak peek of some of her upcoming work too!  That was a great day!
Thanks Louise Borden! 
Here are a few of Louise Borden's books!
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