Thursday, December 27, 2012

FREE Writing Center Word Lists

Just popping in to let you know that I have uploaded the next set of writing center word lists in my TPT store...for FREE!
FREE Writing Center Word Lists perfect for Daily 5!
You can find them {here}!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Mitten

Our book study this week is The Mitten by Jan Brett.
The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
Here are a few things we've been up to:
The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
matching the characters with the vocabulary words:
The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
sequenced the animals in the order they went into the mitten:
The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
connected text-to-self by making a class book about something we've lost and then found again:

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
sorted the characters by syllables and then filled in the recording page:

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
labelled the characters in the story:
The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!
If these activities interest you, they (and many more!) can be found {here}.

The Mitten- Literacy Activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Lots of hands-on language activities perfect for Kindergarten!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nuts About Nutcrackers!

In this last week before Christmas holidays, we are doing lots of fun nutcracker activities in math!
NUTS ABOUT NUTCRACKERS!
Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!

Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!
measuring nutcrackers with Unifix cubes
Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!
matching numbers and number words
Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!

Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!
figuring out the nutcracker patterns
Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!
one to one correspondence using Christmas-themed mini erasers
Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!
non-Nutcracker, but also very FUN:
making numbers with geoboards
Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!

Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!
The templates for the geoboard numbers can be found {here}.

The nutcracker activities...and several more not shown...can be found {here}.


Nutcracker themed math centers perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas {Freebie}

Our book study this week was
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten 
We used these picture and word cards on the pocket chart to learn vocabulary from the story:
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten 
This cut & paste story mapping activity provided a visual, showing how the story unfolds:
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
This craftivity was a fun way to connect the text-to-self:
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
 ...go in the bath

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
...go in, but it has to be warm

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
...run away!

We also made this class book- it's a new class favorite!
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
To check out ALL of these activities {and so much more!}, click {here}.
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten

As a freebie for you, you can find the Wishy-Washy ABC order activity {here}. It is from my Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas pack, pictured above.

Up next....
The Mitten book activities for Kindergarten
using this...
The Mitten book activities for Kindergarten
find it {here}


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Bulletin Board and Gingerbread Men Craft

Here is our festive hallway bulletin board:
Christmas bulletin board idea for Kindergarten
I gave each student a page with an ornament on it, and had them draw something 'Christmasy'.
Christmas bulletin board idea for Kindergarten
This student made the Gingerbread Man, probably because we read it that day :)

I curled some ribbon and hung the ornaments at various heights.

Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas
Next to the bulletin board are the Gingerbread Men we made. 
Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas

Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas
Sooo cute! They are a freebie from Mrs. Miner at her TPT store {here}.

Check out my students in action:
Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas

Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas

Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas

Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas

We had read this book on the day of the craft
Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas
...which probably explains this one :)
Gingerbread man craftivity perfect for Kindergarten at Christmas
Thanks, Krissy!

This week my kiddos are doing our new book study:
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
To see what they have been up to, check out the preview below:
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
You can find the entire book study {here}.
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book activities for Kindergarten
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