Sunday, October 30, 2011

Math work stations finally started

I have been meaning to get going on my math work stations and it seems to have been taking me a long time so I finally decided that I just needed to do it.  Thanks to our districts Everyday Math curriculum and the creativity of my fellow bloggers, we had our first work station time last Thursday.  Due to the way my schedule is set up we're only able to complete one work station a day, until I can carve out some more time.  I was amazed how excited the kids were to get going and how engaged they were in the activities.  I went around the room snapping some pictures while my kinders were working and will share them in this post.

 This also came from Deanna Jump's Autumn Math and Literacy Centers
 Patch up Mr Scarecrow came from Deanna Jump's Autumn Math and Literacy Centers

I'm looking forward to continuing these work stations and hope to add Literacy Work Stations soon.  Next stop Halloween.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A quick review of the past couple of weeks.

I'm behind on my blog postings so now I need to recap the last couple of weeks. On Monday the 26th we spent the day making applesauce and enjoying fun Johnny Appleseed activities.  The kids really enjoyed the applesauce during a movie about Johnny Appleseed.
Then a couple of days later my kinders showed great resilience as we dealt with a flood in our classroom due to a faulty univent.  This is the second leak this year but this one was a over my shoes flood.  Our custodian and I were shoveling water out of my classroom but I still need to move 2 bookcases and a variety of other item.  My kinders were troopers though and went through their day without a hitch.

The kids are really loving their calendar books, I've added tally marks and a weather graph for the month of October.

And finally our IB Senses unit has been lots of fun.  Last week we learned about our senses of sight and hearing. The kids are also learning about being caring and thinkers, two of our learner profiles.