Wednesday, December 18, 2013

10 Top Reasons I Love My Mom and Dad Booklets

Coupon Books and more!  

Trying to keep kindergarteners busy during the holidays, and follow the Common Core Standards is not easy!!  This week we did some quick and easy gifts which incorporated reading and writing.  This coupon book turned out so cute!  The kids really enjoyed the idea, loved coloring, reading it so they would know what is asked of them, and creating their own coupon.  

This printable book to download is located in my TPT store.  I addition, I also have "10 Top Reasons I love my Mom and Dad" booklet, and a game " I have, who has...for the holidays", and a wish list for the children to complete.                                            

Saturday, December 14, 2013

FREE DOWNLOAD! Winter Wonderland Kindergarten Word Work Center

Winter Wonderland Animal Habitat for Word Work Center  - Tpt Free download

My students are enjoying my new center theme for word work.  I put various materials such as twine, boxes, laminated shapes of paper to resemble a lake, river, and burrow, small blocks, paper bags for bird's nests etc.  I read them a book called, Winter Animals, and we discussed other animals and where they go, or what they do in the winter.  They built habitats and then labeled them using my laminated labels with vocabulary words with pictures as visuals.  Also, I made puppets of the animals (real photos on pop sticks) to use for dramatic play. They used the vocabulary words as they played with the puppets. They were given fuzzy snow, and small twigs for the surroundings.  They loved it so much that they constantly asked me to take pictures of their habitats. And!!!  it is such an age appropriate way to learn to read informative words.  For site words I took a large container and filled it with cotton balls.  I then took some small snowflake foam cutouts I already had, glued tiny sight words on the flakes.  They had to find the flakes within the "snow" and use a magnifying glass to read.  They then used scrabble pieces and holder to build the word.  I'm putting a FREE DOWNLOAD in my TPT store of the pics I used and the tiny words.  Here are some of the photos the kids wanted me to take.  
deer habitat
bear cave
various items used to build their habitats

stick puppets
labels for items the students build
sight words in the snow


2 Neat Booklets For Day and Night Kindergarten Science

 We have been so busy!!

On top of all the holiday fun stuff, we have been very busy with reading, writing, math, and my favorite Science.  My students have really enjoyed learning about the sun, moon, and other interesting things about our galaxy and beyond.  Here are a few samples of my science packet on Day and Night.  I tried to integrate language arts, writing, and creativity!  I have week 1 and week 2 packets with full lesson plans, directions, and printables at my TPT store

 These are from the "My Night Book"  week 1 -The kids loved the peek a boo circles.  Great
to integrate informative writing.

Same type of book for day from week 1 for day concepts,,,I made the pages so the circle to cut are in the same
position.  Multiple cutting makes it easier and faster to make. Great to integrate informative writing.

These scene puppet sticks are from week 2, Day and Night, and go with a poem for shared reading.

This accordion style booklet give the students a chance to sequence (ELA) and at the same time learn about the moon.