Sunday, December 4, 2011

Roll and count Gingerbread man

We've been doing a Gingerbread man unit this week and I made a quick counting page.  I hope this loads.  If it doesn't let me know and I'll try again.
I didn't realize there was a second page, but I don't use it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

more Math fun

So many blogs have such great downloadables that we always have something fun and new to do.  This pumpkin roll and color sheet came from one of them.  I still cannot figure out how to upload sheets that i create and then connect them to my blog so if any of you could explain this in simple form i might get it.  I've tried googledocs and scribd.

Before i found the ghost erasers they only had to put the ghosts, the came from a notepad, in order; now they get to count out the right number of ghosts with each one.

They love using the erasers for counters.

The geoboards have come back out .

Sunday, October 16, 2011

halloween and drug awareness week

As we do drug awareness week during the Halloween season I have combined the 2 to try to win our door decorating contest.  The kids traced and cut out their hands to make the ghosts that are on the doorframe.  They didn't want to put them "on" the door itself. I let them put them where they wanted to.  I think this week I'll try harder to get them on the door.  What do you think?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

math tub time

We work on patterns all year and snap cubes are perfect for this.
I believe a teacher can never have enough manipulatives.  I have collected so many over the years.  No matter how old they are the kids love being able to complete the activites independently.  
And That's What's It's All About!!

I have a ton of folder games and the kids love them.

Thanx to so many good blogs I drug out the play-doh to use for teaching, not just playing.

Dollar Tree erasers are great for sorting and patterns.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

First things first

From the beginning we start working on our names.  I made this cut and paste page for them to draw themselves, then cut and paste the letters in order before writing their name.  It gives me a chance to see where they are with fine motor skills and so much more.

We use tiles and letter cubes to make our names.  It gives them an introduction to some of the manipulatives they will be using throughout the year and their proper use.

Since everyone loves to stamp we do some simple sheets to see what they know.  

Math is as much fun as center time. We introduce the simplest first to give them a sense of independence while working.  Routines and procedures are constantly being reinforced so everyone knows what's expected of them. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

off to a good start

We've been working on routines and procedures for awhile.  Introducing one ELA manipulative each day so everyone can use it, then incorporating it into the next days "centers" works out well for me.
We've done alittle cutting and glueing, but we need alot of help with our names.  They want to write them in all caps so I created a name cut and paste, I modify it for each child.  Wish I could figure out how to get it to show up on the screen, but oh, well.  This is the first time I linked to a worksheet, so I hope I at least did that right.
Hopefully I'll remember my camera so I can get shots of my busy room soon.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

getting it all together

The teacher table in  the corner with the Smartboard.  I have to keep the laptop on the table as I don't have cords long enough to reach much further.

I started getting the library together.  It's straight across from the teacher table.  The computer center is right behind the book rack.  They love to lay down on the bench.  I still need to get a cushion for it.

Here is the computer center right behind the library.  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

paper star

This is so cool!  I don't know if their little scissors could cut through that many layers, tho'.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

T is also for Target

Like every other teacher who enjoys their job, I love a good deal for school.  After watching everyone else rake in such good deals and share what they would do with them, I had to join in the fun.
I got the mat that Fran got so inspired by.  I got 6 of the pocket charts for small group activities. I got alphabet stickers for a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree I like to do. I got enough of the wipe off boards for each child to have one.  I know there'll be lots of things to do with them.

The stamp are self explanitory.  I can't believe they were only a dollar.  The star pointers will be teacher gifts. I also got name stickers, labels and of course laminating pouches to save all the GREAT stuff I find on all these great blogs.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

classroom birthdays

I always have trouble remembering to do something extra for the birthday child and I found this great giveaway freebie just for this.,  I haven't figured out yet how to add the picture of this.  Thanx Donna

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

my summer read

This book was such an inspiration the first time I read it, before I ever started teaching.  I wanted to make a difference the way Marva did. I forgot about this book for years, then one summer day I came across it again at the library.  Of course, I checked it out and again it inspired me.  She does so much for these kids and does it her way.  This copy I found at a library sale and had to get it.  So every summer I pull it out and get reinspired.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

first attempt

 I am following so many wonderful blogs with so many great ideas.  I want to be able to create and share, too.  I just am not quite as computer savvy as the others.  This is my first attempt.  It's another bowling subtraction page, to go along with the "math Station" study.  I don't know if this will work so let me.  I.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

this is the computer corner. There are 2 computers behind the shelf. After reading so many GREAT blogs I can't wait to get back and implement some of the ideas.
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this is my room the last day of school. That's my teaching corner and the Smartboard.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We recently passed the 100th day of school.  We read books that used the number 100.  We made necklaces with 100 fruit loops.  We sorted the cereal into groups of 10 by color, made 10 sets, then strung them.  
While we were at lunch our paraprofessional stayed behind to put stickers that had been numbered 1-100 around the room.  As they found the stickers, they had to come find that number and put it on our 100's chart.  They really liked this.

 I recently saw where one class celebrated the 101 day by dressing like dalmations and watching the movie. 
If you have fun ideas for 100's day please share them.  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Any Good Ideas

Hello out there,
Now that I am comfortable with my blog I want to do one for work.  I will accept any good ideas that you have for a Pre-K, Kindergarten or First grade classroom.  I'm hoping I can figure out how to have contributors send stuff.  That will be my first point of business.