Thursday, September 26, 2013

Guess whose birthday we celebrated today?!?

Today is Johnny Appleseed's birthday!! He was born on September 26th, 1774. We read apple books, stamped apples in paint, and wrote  a sentence about our favorite color of apple. We read a story about Johnny Appleseed and made "pot hats" to celebrate! 











Sunday, September 22, 2013

Math Tubs

Math tubs are one of our favorite parts of the day! Math tubs help us practice and reinforce skills we have learned! It is a fun way to practice math! These are some of the tubs we did this past week and will continue this week!

Roll, count, and color

Counting Jars

Tracing and painting 2D shapes

Sorting 3D shapes cut and paste

Using our fine motor skills to sort colors

Making shape books to go in our Daily 5 book boxes!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Busy Kindergarteners!

Wow! We had another busy, fun week! In Daily 5 we are working hard with Work on Writing! 


In Math we worked with 3-dimensional shapes this week! We learned about faces and vertices. On Friday we sorted snacks based on their 3D shape! We had spheres, cones, cubes, cylinders. 







On Friday, we went on a tour of our cafeteria! We learned how the food we eat for breakfast and lunch is fixed! It was neat to see all the equipment they use- the mixer was bigger than the kids! We had to wear hairnets!! At the end of the tour we received milk and cookies!!






Thank you Ms. Tina for giving us a tour!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Color of the week- PURPLE

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Singing the Purple song! (I could only load part of it due to the file size.)

Monday, September 9, 2013

SymbalooEDU

I have started using SymbalooEDU and LOVE it!! It is such a great way to organize your online teaching resources all in one place! It is so much easier to pull up this 1 website than have 5 different websites open on my browser! It is SUPER easy to use!

This PicStitch shows what the home screen looks like on your computer. It has "tiles" that you link to different websites, videos, etc.

This PicStitch shows what it looks like from an iPhone or iPad app.


You can create different "webmixes." I have a color song webmix, Nat Geo webmix, counting webmix, classroom routines webmix, etc. You can share webmixes and search other webmixes other teachers have created! 

Check it out and have FUN!! 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Reading Parade

On Friday we had our annual Reading Parade. First-fifth graders read books over the summer to participate in the parade. They can dress up as their favorite book character! PreK and Kindergarten get to cheer them on and watch the parade! It was so much fun!
 Waiting for the parade to begin!
 I found my twin!


 YAY for all of our readers at BES!


 Some of the high school band comes to play in the parade each year!

 The Cat in the Hat and our Teacher of the Year!
 Our PTA board.



 Our Principal- Ms. Higgins, Assistant Principal- Ms. Wages, and Counselor- Mrs. Griner
 Some of the Kindergarten Teachers/Paras dressed up as book characters!
Yes, I even had a tail! :)

Off and running

We are off and running with Daily 5. We have built our stamina up to 8 minutes with Read to Self! We also started Working on Writing this past week. 
 










During Math we have been working with a number of the week on Mondays and then working with shapes in our shapes unit. We have went on a shape hunt, explored shapes and determined how many sides and vertices they have, made shape pictures, and built shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks!