Have you seen these laser light finger pointer things? This year I switched positions and am now teaching special ed....K-3 Resource. I absolutely love this new adventure, but after 8 years of teaching Kindergarten, it's been a learning experience for sure!! I actually have a really fun Kindergarten group that I see each day. They definitely keep me on my toes. So ... Read More about Motivating Kids to Read!
I am linking up with Crystal over at Kreative in Kinder for her fun linky about all the funny things kids say!! The conversation below happened between me and a very funny Kindergartener. He seriously was hilarious!! He was so precious and sweet, and honestly didn't have a mean bone in his body. He was always saying funny things, but this conversation was one of my ... Read More about Kids Say the Funniest Things!
This week the teachers got to have a little Fall Fun and decorate some pumpkins!! It's a small fundraiser to help buy books for our library and it's lots of fun for the kids and teachers!! On Monday, several teachers brought in their fun, pumpkin creation! A jar was placed in front of each one and the students get to vote all week for their favorite one using loose change. ... Read More about Pumpkin Decorating Fun
Do you have an interactive whiteboard in your classroom? If you do, consider yourself very lucky!! I've always been so jealous of teachers who have Smart boards or Promethean boards in their classrooms. There's just so much you can do with those things!!! Last year I started looking all over the internet for "cheap Smart boards"....I seriously googled those exact words. ... Read More about Interactive Whiteboard using a Wii Remote
Each year in Kindergarten we count down the last 26 days of school by having an "ABC Countdown." It's something that everyone looks forward to and it's so much fun!! Today was Aloha Day for A! Hawaiian music and colorful leis were waiting for my kiddos as they arrived in the classroom this morning. Most kids brought beach towels and dressed in bright tropical colors. ... Read More about A is for Aloha Day!
So as soon as St. Patrick's Day was over, my mind turned to Easter and all the fun things that we are going to do! There are so many neat things you can do with those plastic Easter eggs!! Last year when I found some that had three parts that snap together, I thought I had hit the jackpot!!! CVC word building suddenly got a whole lot more fun for my kids! Since ... Read More about Easter Literacy Practice