Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall is here...

It’s fall ya’ll!! I really wanted to update the blog more frequently but just can’t find the time! Isn’t it funny how time is so hard to find in the classroom too? I hear that statement quite often. Remember that you will find the “time” for the important things in your room. I have added some new pictures and documents under the “routine” section. The pacing guide had a mistake with the dates in October. It is corrected and can be found under “pacing and assessment.” According to the pacing guide, you should at least be starting Investigation 2 of book 3. If you are behind, no worries, just be sure to finish the book by Christmas break. The mid-year benchmark test is also being updated and will hopefully be posted by next Monday. I have added two more teacher's blogs to my list. Mrs. Mitchell from Phil Campbell called "KinderKaren" and Marisa Fredrick from Kilby called "We are Kindergarten." Mrs. Harrison's blog continues to have really neat activities and can be found under "Mrs. H's Kinders"...be sure to check them all out! If you are interested in starting a blog, please let me know...it's really not that hard and totally free!!


Both of these pictures are from Guin and go along well with the Trees kit.  I have added some great extra science activities to go along with our kits here.


Here is Tara Darwin’s class from Harlan with their fall tree...so beautiful!










Look what a great journal idea! The one on the left is the teacher's journal and the right is student. Make it fun! I added several more journal pictures under the math pictures to the right.








Counting jar using pumpkin seeds...make it fun!






Mapping the counting jar is not something discussed in the Investigations but is a good technique to use for getting students to record in different ways. This was don
e in September!






Mrs. Fredrick from Kilby shared several of these sheets with me and they can be found here.









Kim Rutherford from Colbert
Heights saw this idea on the blog and used it in her classroom. Glyphs are a great way to use data!












Shea Thompson from Forest Hills shared a picture
of her kiddos playing “What’s Missing.” Lana Ward from Brilliant shared a great idea for this game. Use bamboo place mats and a black marker to make the lines. Easy storage because they roll up. Thanks Lana for the tip!

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