Saturday, September 7, 2013

Five for Friday Currently September and a Freebie


I'm late. I'm late. I'll be the White Rabbit although I felt a little like Alice with this head cold. Thankfully, we had a 3 day week. (We were off for Labor Day and Rosh Hashannah). I thought about posting and I read a lot of everyone else's posts but I was so tired each day. My husband teases that I am only ever late for being early but I love that I can still link up in blogland.
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Five for Friday
1. I love Krista's limited edition set. It has lots of bright elements and Star Kids. This works perfect with our school wide behavior/character ed theme of Star Students and Star behavior clips/charts. I made trace and cut and paste name worksheets for the Star Kids in my class.

2. and this Freebie for ...you guessed it....Friday. I made a roll and trace for numerals 1-6 to introduce the center this week. I put it up on TPT and in a Facebook post. You can get it here.
 
Freebie Fridays

3. We've introduced a new Math center whole group each day this week.  We did also played Roll & Cover and Roll & Color 3. After each day, we referenced our PYP board (we were risk-takers for trying, cooperative taking turns, communicative by explaining the game/our strategies, caring (helping each other) and reflective by using the Math Workstations questions. When asked, "What did you enjoy most?" They said rolling the die and getting to color in the numbers. :-)
4. Our current program goes super fast through the alphabet to get to sounds but I like to take it a little slower. This week we worked on handwriting and our abc book in workstations. Proper letter formation is important early on as it is hard to unlearn muscle memory and fine motor skills are super important to our kinders. For our alphabet book, they cut out the pieces to make a new animal for each letter (fine motor) and add details. I use Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet by Evan-Moor. The kinders work on writing by adding details and setting to their pictures. We read Pete the Cat Rocking My School Shoes this week and wrote about things Pete could do in school (we really worked on persevering with this as well). When we made our Cat for C, a few were at school in their setting. One of my kinders drew her bear having a teddy bear picnic. I love the different backgrounds and stories the students come up with in this ABC book (and it is all theirs). I will have to get some pictures of their writing for next week's post. My goal...instill a love of writing right off the bat with lots of drawings, then adding details, labels and sentences.
5. Currently...
I so had this ready Monday after celebrating my daughter's birthday with different family all weekend. : ) Here's my baby girl (with her birthday pin) to sign off.

 
 

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is adorable =) And don't worry.. for some reason or another, I am always late on currently's!

    Ashley
    The Resource Room Teacher

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  2. Happy birthday to your little one! My niece celebrated her 6th yesterday. It's amazing how quickly little ones grow up!
    ~Lindsay
    Mrs. Miller’s Monkey Business

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  3. Thank you for linking up this week at Teaching Blog Addict and offering our follower such a terrific freebie! I am your newest Bloglovin' follower!
    ~Fern
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!


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    1. Thanks! I try to link up a freebie to TBA as many Fridays as I can. :) I love the concept.
      Jenn
      KinderMyles

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  4. Hi! I'm so glad that you were the link after me on this week's Five for Friday. I'm your newest follower and am going to save your cut'n'paste name worksheet idea for the beginning of our school year (in January). So pleased to have found your blog. :)

    Lauren
    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

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  5. Thank you all for the lovely comments. I do think my little one is adorable (and so does she) but its hard to believe how fast they grow at this age. I'll try to post an editable version of the Star Kids Name Builder as a freebie this week (of course, you'll need your favorite font to edit it).
    Jenn
    KinderMyles

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  6. Love this freebie!! Thanks so much for sharing. Yay for being your newest follower on Blog Lovin!


    Just Wild About Teaching

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  7. Found your post on Five For Friday. Following! Smiles, Jayne
    Smart Kids
    ABCs of Reading

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  8. OMG! How did you make the name worksheet?

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    1. It is a powerpoint slide using text boxes. The main name to trace is using word art. : )

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