It's All Good!

Wow!  It's hard to believe that we are entering our third week of school.  We have 10 days under our belt.  My class is doing great; all 23 of them.  This is one of the largest class sizes that I've had in over a decade.

I thought I'd pop in to share a few photos and a little freebie to use now or tuck away for next year.

While setting up my classroom, I decided to dedicate an entire white board space to math.  I am not a huge calendar fan but do use our calendar time to teach many math routines.  This trimester we are focusing on substizing  numbers from 0-6,  counting orally to 20, decomposing teen numbers, and showing multiple ways to make 5.

The monthly headers and papers above the calendar will serve as a timeline of our kindergarten year.  It was inspired by A Place Called Kindergarten.

I am in love with these Melonheadz Learning Objective Headers from Learning in Wonderland.  Although not required, during my summer course, I read about the importance of students knowing what they are learning.  These objectives will help me be more purposeful in what I am teaching and sharing that with my students.   

No beginning of the school year would be complete with Pete the Cat! We used I Love My White Shoes to review our colors. Each day, we would create a color anchor chart and share an item from home with that color.  This bulletin board display will hold my students' writing; their first opinion piece.  We also played this Pete the Cat Roll and Color game which my students loved.  

Well, as you can see, we've been busy.  But, it's all good!

Happy Teaching!
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Currently September

September!  It can't believe it's September.  Tomorrow is our first day of school and marks my 16th year of teaching.  Which is also hard to believe.  

I thought I'd join Oh Boy Fourth Grade Currently linky party.   

1.  LISTENING - All is quiet except for GMA on the television.  Enjoying the lasts moments of silence before our day begins in full swing.
2.  LOVING - Melonheadz.  I just made a few things to post in my classroom with her adorable clipart. 
3.  THINKING - That I hope I have everything ready for the first day of school.  I have a long to do list to accomplish today. 
4.  WANTING - I have many sick loved ones fighting cancer and other illnesses.  I am hoping that their bodies can heal.  It is a reminder that life is precious.
5.  NEEDING - I wish I loved cleaning but a domestic goddess I am not.  It is a bit messy but we are working on it.  Just not on the top of my priority list today.
6. 3 TRIPS - I want to go to Walt Disney World for our 10 year anniversary.  I've never been but this would make a great family trip.  We don't really get fall in CA so WI would be great to visit.  I don't like long flight but if I did, I'd go to Spain and Italy.  It would be a food adventure.  

Happy, September!

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