Sunday, January 29, 2012

Reading work stations

We have started reading work stations with some success in my room!  While I am working one-on-one with a student, the other students work with a partner (or by themselves) at a particular reading station. 

This is very difficult in my class for my kindergarten and 1st grade students because they need a lot of  assistance to get them started and prompting to keep them on task.  This is where my terrific assistant Ms. Cathy comes into play.  Bless her heart!  She works hard at keeping them all on task and working in their stations so that I can work with each student.  It's still a wok in progress, but we are getting there!

Logan is finding the kindergarten letters of the week.

Michelle is matching contractions - Ex. He and Will to He'll.

Dalton is matching letters to their sounds.

Billyjo is finding the kindergarten letters of the week, also.

Kenna is finding sight words in beans and circling them on her sheet.

Landon is working at the same work station as Kenna.     

January Family Project

Every month I send home a project that I want my students to do together with their families.  This month was decorating a snowman with different items found around the house.  We received some great snowmen!  Thanks to those of you who completed the project!  I hope you have fun doing these with your children.

Kenna and her mom made the class an edible snowman.  Boy did we all enjoy this!!!

These were done by Michelle, Logan, and Landon.  Super job!

I put them all up on the bulletin board.  Dalton's is the one in the upper right corner!  We have some creative families!

Happy 100th Day of School!!!

We had so much fun on our 100th day of school!  We did lots of counting to 100 - by ones and tens!
These are some of the pictures we took of counting out the 100 objects that each student brought.  

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These are some of the pictures we took of other fun activities!

Who can resist not eating the fruit loops, right?!

One of our activities was for them to go around the room and look for stickers that I had placed all around with the numbers 1-100 on them.  They loved going on this hunt!

Then, they had to come back to their seat and try to find the numbers they found on a sticker and match it to the same number on a hundreds chart. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snowmen at Night

We read the book "Snowmen at Night" and everyone loved seeing what the book said about the snowmen. 

 After we finished, I had the students make their own snowman face and write about what they would do at night if they were a snowman.  Some of their answers were: make a snow angel, play baseball, have a snowball fight, and go sledding.  Great answers!

Here are some pictures of them making it.  Great fine motor activity!

How cute are these?  I didn't get a shot of the final picture with snowflakes and the sentence they wrote.  It turned out great!