Monday, April 11, 2011

The Wind Blew

Last week was my final week using the reading theme "Spring is Here" with my kiddos. Usually during the 3rd week of the unit theme, my team and I create our own reading activities/stories to do that go along with the theme simply because we get tired of reading the same stories over and over again!

We read the story The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins (classic!) and focused on the rhyming words in the story, so I came up with a Rhyming Word Kite for my kids to make and record all the rhyming words we heard in the story. They loved making the kites and were so getting into all the rhyming words they found!

Here are the templates for your downloading happiness :D -- The Wind Blew rhyming kites (Google Doc)

This week we launch head on into our World of Animals theme. Should be fun! We take our first field trip to the zoo on Friday...

Hello, blogland.

Hello, everyone! I've been inspired by some of you fantastic teaching bloggers such as Mrs. Jump and The First Grade Parade to start my own blog to share ideas, gather ideas, and give a glimpse into the wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful!) world of Kindergarten! I admire you all who give up your time to share ideas for teachers everywhere, so hopefully I can at least be a small part of that, too.

This is my second year teaching Kindergarten and I love love LOVE it! There is never a dull moment with those 5-year olds! It is challenging, to be sure, but there is nothing better than seeing their excitement over learning and their extreme love for their teacher and their school at such a young age! The team of teachers I work with is amazing and I feel so lucky to be a part of it.

Got any questions for me, new readers? Feel free to shoot 'em over and I'll answer as best I can. :)

--Miss O.