Wednesday, January 29, 2014

100th Day of School

Monday was our 100th Day of school... a.k.a the most exciting day EVER in kindergarten. We have been counting up to it all year, so the students were super excited when it finally arrived! I didn't get many pictures in all of the excitement but here is some of what we did...

I was finally able to wear my 100 Day shirt I made on Vistaprint last summer!

We made "I am 100 Days Smarter" necklaces ahead of time so they were ready to wear when they arrived on the 100th day.

We started the day by finding and counting 100 pictures during morning work.

We wrote our numbers all the way to 100! I made a few different levels for this activity. This little sweetie is tracing all of the numbers.

This kiddo is filling in the missing numbers. I have another level where there are only a few numbers on the page and the student has to supply the majority of the numbers themselves.

We completed a poetry mix-up activity where we read a poem and had to put the mixed up lines back in the correct order. (Don't you just love my original poem?! haha)

We read a couple of 100 day books.

We also wrote about something we wish we had 100 of, tried to see how many times we could write our names in 100 seconds, filled out a 100 day checklist, and other fun things! Some are pictured in my post from last year's 100 day.

All of these activities and more are included in my 100th Day of School Activity Set.

Want a chance to win it?! Just leave a comment and tell me what kind of things you do on your 100th Day. I will choose a winner over the weekend. Good Luck!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Weather Five for Friday (January 17)

Do you ever have a week that seems so crazy and jam-packed... then you think back and you can't think of the reason it was so chaotic? Well, that was this week for me. BUT it is Friday AND a three day weekend! Yippee!

This week we barely started our weather unit. I am going to share some of what we have done/are going to do. There is a pack of freebies if you stick around to the end!

On the first day we talked about weather, we made an anchor chart that shows the different types of weather. My kiddos were already familiar with the types of weather because we talk about what the weather is like each morning during calendar.

We have been using the poem "Weather Ways" to go along with our unit. We read the poem each day and look for sight words, rhyming words, etc. throughout the week. At the end of the week, we add the poem to our Poetry Notebook and do an activity. This week the students unscrambled the mixed-up poem and glued it in the correct order. (The poem and mixed-up activity are included in the weather freebie!)

We did read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and wrote about whether we would/would not want it to rain food. I loved listening to the kiddos answers and reasoning behind them. (This page is included in the freebie.)

As I was planning my weather unit, I realized I had ZERO books about weather. Oops. So I ordered a bunch from Amazon and I can't wait to use them! These are the books we will be using...




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Have a great MLK weekend!

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