Thursday, November 15, 2012

Turkey Time {with FREEBIE}

Hello friends! I don't know about you, but I am almost turkeyed (is that even a word?!) out!  We have been doing a lot of work from my Turkey Math and LA unit. We did write the room for the first time today. Somehow I just have not squeezed it in until now. My kinders really did awesome and enjoyed it. I can now put it in one of my literacy stations. :)


Their awesomeness was hung up on the wall.

Here is a math station for students who are still working on numbers to 10. *Fingers crossed* that these little sweeties pick it up by Christmas. I made it a clippy station, because they need the fine motor work as well.

They have LOVED making their own turkeys! Little do these little turkeys know that they are practicing skills with each feather (heehee). You can get this little packet for free!

And finally here is my Fry word station completed. Our turkey now has all of his feathers covered in words. :) My kinders actually pinned the feathers on themselves without any "help" from me. I am amazed at how the feathers are placed. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Working With ABCs and Fry Words

Hello Friends! Shew, has this year flown by, or is it just me? I cannot believe we are almost done with the alphabet and my kinders have got it! This week we have really been focusing on alphabetic sequencing. I got this packet from Marsha from A Differentiated Kindergarten{all of her stuff is awesome and you can get it here}. It has been a huge hit with the kiddos. Here are some pictures of it in action.

I couldn't believe how quickly they just picked it up and went with it. They LOVED how the clothespins helped hide the answer and getting to check when they were done.
On to some turkey fun. Below is one of the language arts activities from my new unit - Turkey Math and Language Arts Craftivities
As the kids make them, I am going to hang them around our Fry word station.

 At the Fry word station, I have a turkey without his feathers! My kiddos will get one feather when they are at the station and write as many Fry words as they can on it, then pin it to the board. I don't know what it is, but they get a kick out of pinning things to the board. For fall this station was a tree and they added fall colored leaves and then pumpkins with Fry words on the board. I have a feeling this station will stick around all year, I'll just change it to match the seasons/holidays. This was a great idea from my partner in crime - Becky - who always has fun creative ideas.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Help Teachers Affected by Sandy

Laurah from The ESOL Oddessy is organizing a way for you to donate one of your TpT or TN products to teachers who lost their materials from Hurricane Sandy. All you have to do is click on the picture below and it will take you to her blog. From there you can fill out the google form to designate an item of your choice to donate to these teachers in need. I could not imagine losing all of my materials. It would be devastating and I know you would feel the same if it was you. Here is a small way to help. :)
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If you are one of the teachers affected by Hurricane Sandy and you need help just click on the button below. It will take you to the google form to fill out to receive help. Praying for all of you affected by this storm.