Thursday, June 20, 2013

Change is in the Air!

Well, I taught two wonderful years in kindergarten but I am packing up and moving back up to first grade!  I am pretty pumped.  don't get me wrong, I loved Kindergarten most of the time, but MAN it is one hard job!  It takes a special person to have the energy to keep up with 22 five year olds all day long!  Anyways...There are so many things I could say about kindergarten and first grade that would be wonderful and scary, But I will just show you my first project for the summer! 

So, I made a little "World Book" to go along with our "community/world we live in" Study.
 These are my models!  The one cutting will be in First grade this year.... and my blond "watching", will be in kindergarten this coming year. 


I love the, "Gah MOM! Get out of my face, can't you see I'm cutting here!" look!
Shockingly she cuts really good with that right hand even though she is a south paw! (I always secretly wanted to be a leftie, and now I can just live vicariously through my 6 year old!!!)
She loves to take pics, hah!
I asked her to draw some things she knows are in our town and she drew Dollar Tree.....You can tell she's a teachers kid, lol!
I promise I only helped with one little corner of her Texas drawing! (Because she was almost in tears, that it didn't look right.....perfectionist!)

You can purchase this book on my TpT link below! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Math Journals

So, I want to share some of the pictures of our math journals we worked on through out the year.  I am pretty proud because we actually did this all year long and it worked out great!  We would only get them out a few days a week and add math concepts we were already covering in the classroom.  Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the outside of any of our math journals but they were cute!  We sent them home with the kids and this note.
Each time we got out our journals we would add how many days we have been to school (counting to the 100th day).

We would practice writing numbers 1-10 and patterns.
We would also journal the calendar as we moved throught each month.  When we where done we would color a pattern while others were working.
 We also graphed our teeth that we lost for each month.  Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the teeth graph.

When we studied numbers 0-20 we would do them different ways each time. Some foldables, some layout pages, and sometimes we got lazy and just drew on the page and added some ten frame boxes.

(The Lazy Version, lol)

The kids LOVED putting the clock together!



Journals were always done together as a review of things we already covered or where studying at the time.  You can purchase my complete Math Journaling Packet on my TpT store and get all of my printables that we used plus many more!