Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thanks to Kinder Kid for my first Award!!!!


Thanks for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award! I am very excited and honored to have you think of me!!!!!! :)




Now for the rules of this award:

1. Thank the person/people that nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to 15 other blogs that you have discovered!

1. I am a kindergarten teacher in Northern VA and I LOVE it! (no secret here)
2.  I am the proud mom of 3 wonderful boys! We have an 11 year age gap between the older 2 and our little man....we have been missing a huge part of our family and NOW it is complete!
3. I met and married my husband in High school....OK not really but the day AFTER graduation!
4. I am a task starter and SOMETIMES a task finisher...I wish I was better at this.
5. I often take on more than I should. I have a hard time saying NO professionally. I love my job and I want to make it easier for everyone around me!
6. I MAY be addicted to these blogs....I have met some wonderful and amazing teachers here but I think I might need a support group since I am checking my updates in weeee hours of the morning.
7. I would LOOOOOVE to do a blogger world local meet up....anyone interested...maybe a DC weekend...meet up???!!!! 

I have several blogs that I love. I am NOT sure if they have this award or NOT so here we go! I am going to list them here and try to later go and tell them that I am awarding the this award!










http://mrsmorrowskindergarteners.blogspot.com/

http://theverybusykindergarten.blogspot.com/



(this blog was one of the first one I started following!)

http://seusstastic.blogspot.com/


I know this is not 15 but ALL of my other choices ALREADY have the award! Thanks friends and happpppppppy blogging! 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Falling for Letters!

Fall is here! Wow! It is hard to believe that we have now completed 3 weeks of Kindergarten! I am in love with my sweet kindergarten class!  I love to make new games for them too! SO in honor of FALL here is a new game idea for you too!

1. Get bag and leaves (I got both at the Dollar Tree)
2. Write the letters on the fabric leaves and add a few extra FALLs on some of the leaves
3. Put the letters and fall leaves into the bag

4. The students pull the letters out one at a time. They color in the letter they pulled out on their recording sheet. If they get FALL they lose a turn!

Sounds FUN???!!? Grab your copy of the printable recording sheet here!~

EVERYONE IS A WINNNNNNNER!

I had such few comments to my give away that I am making everyone a winner!  If you commented below be sure to send me your address and number of students!

Thanks for following my blog!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Names, Names, Names! and a GIVEAWAY :)

I just completed my first 2 weeks of Kindergarten! What a wonderful time of the year! I love my days with my  little ones but man I am TIRED!  The first 2 weeks we spend lots of time on names! Some of my favorite name activities are:

IF YOUR NAME IS ON THE PLATE!
To play this game the students stand on the edge of the carpet. Then I toss 1 plate at a time in the middle. As we sing "If your name is on the plate pick it up, If your name is on the plate pick it up, If your name is on the plate, if your name is on the plate, if your name is on the plate PICK it up!!!! I continue to toss plates until everyone is holding their names.



WHO STOLE THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR!
This is a very popular activity that I have seen all over Blog World. I do it very similar. I wrote the names of my students on the cookies and the put the song part onto sentence strips. We sing this song whole group for a few days and then this is one of the first pocket chart activities for my class!


MATCH MICKEY'S EARS
1. Take a picture of each student
2. Cut the picture into 3 X 5 or cut out and glue to color cardstock
3. Laminate
4. Write the students name on the mickey mouse ears (these are NOT glued on the page)
5. Laminate the Mickey Ears Seperate
6. Using VELCRO or MAGNETS you can make the hats where they are removable
7. Enjoy the fun as your students give their class make MICKEY NAME EARS!


Read on Down to See How YOU can WIN
your very own class set!!!!!

We also did one of the fun Chicka Chicka hand print name activities!!!!!



We read the story A MY NAME is and then the class illustrated their pictures....



You can print you own copy of the is template by clicking on the picture below!!! *** I left the template at school. I will add this one Monday!


Name Tubes: This is a fun name center for the class. I put the letter for each student in the tub. I do make it a little easier by doing green water for boys and red water for girls. Then I make the game board with all of the pictures and names from our class! It is amazing ALL of the STRATEGIES they use to figure out who's name is in each tube!



This is fun bulletin board outside our door....just thought I would share!


Another FUN and CHEAP find... I got this black tub at the Dollar Tree then I die cut Vinyl letters and look how stinkin cute it turned out!!!!




Would you like to WIN your very own class set of Mickey Mouse Ears? How??? It is very simple?

Leave a comment for each item that you do below! Good luck! :)

1. Follow my blog! 1 entry
2 Blog about my giveaway  2 entries
3. Pin one of these pics to your pinterest page!  1 entry

I will pick 2 random winners and a class set of Mickey Mouse ears are YOURS!  Last day to enter is Friday, September 23 by 5 pm. Good Luck and Thanks for visiting my site!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kindergarten is a SUPER place!

I thought I would share my door to start the school year! I have an amazing family that helps me with the design of my door each year. Their little one that I had is now is 3rd grade! (Where does time go?)



How cute is this???