Thursday, May 24, 2012

Oceans all around!

Ok, I have been cramming like crazy, trying to get as much ocean stuff in; considering there are 5 days left!
I loved making these "All About Ocean Animal" books with the kids.  I reminded me of things we used to do when I taught first grade!
I was so proud that they were able to create sentences using out sightwords and a bubble map.  MOST even remembered their period! 

I got the idea for this "thinking map"/ research form from Mrs. Jump's Class.  She did some really fun looking ocean stuff!  I was super excited when I found her ideas!  Check out her blog!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Ok, Here are a few pics of our dinosaur unit,  Thanks to Julie Lee's wonderful unit for sale on TPT!  You should totally check out her units if you need a little insperation.  I have to say, I have really been inspired (since this is my first year teaching kinder) to teach things that I never would have thought I would teach in kinder.  And Julie Lee's units have really helped me get those things in, like AREA, and TIME! 

My kids loved this one with the cookies!  They were "exploring" for fossils (a.k.a. chocolate chip cookies) like a paleontologist would do!  They loved, loved, loved tearing up their cookie!  And of course they thought it was really neat if they found nuts in there cookie too.  (I only had coconut-almond-chocolate chip cookies at my house, lol!)