It was a busy and short week in our classroom! I tried to cram in as much learning and crafting as I possibly could this week.
Some of our required texts centered around frogs. I knew I wanted to do more. So, I read these two books; pictured below and compared fiction and nonfiction text. We made these adorable Froggys and Frogilinas courtesy of First Grade Blue Skies. I modified her templates due to time constraints and class needs.
Thank you, First Grade Blue Skies for your creativity!
Here is the completed outfit. As the class walked out, I knew it is these moments that makes teaching kindergarten worth it all. Their smiles were unforgettable.
Between testing, student illnesses and a sub, we had little time to make our own Valentine's bags. Instead, I purchased gift bags; red for girls and teal for boys. I wrote each child's name and put a photo of each child on the bag. This helps my students find their friends' bag. After all the cards were passed out, I stapled them shut and sent them home. This way my students had a gift of their own to take home.
One of our centers was building with Lincoln Logs. As a child, this was one of my favorite toys. I am amazed every year how fewer and fewer students know how to play with these. Thankfully, I do think I may have a future engineer or architect. She had never played with these but was able to create this on her own.
Finally, I am so excited to attend this conference. I will only be able to attend on Saturday but I can't wait to learn from teachers who inspire and make me a better teacher. Are you going?
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Here's to a great weekend! I have 2 more days! YEAH!