Sunday, May 20, 2012

You know those ideas....

You know those adorable ideas that are just so stinkin' C-U-T-E?!?!?! Well, here is one from Kindergarten Crayons.

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How adorable right? I'm definitely going to have to make these next year!! What is your favorite new idea that you have found? Share a link below in the comments. I'd love to see it!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Counting Down to Summer... 3 days!

I am so excited about summer. We are actually going on a vacation this year!! This is a first for our family :) Our two little ones are super duper excited (as are Mommy and Daddy)! But as the year is winding down, I'm sad about my school kids going on to first grade. It's so much more bittersweet with my Kindergarteners than it was with my third graders. I've been searching Pinterest for great end of the year ideas. I've found the following that I just had to share!

FREE goodbye poem for your students.

I love this idea ~ Do it for each grade and see how their likes change and how they grow!

End of Year Gifts

What's your favorite to celebrate your year together?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The countdown is on!

We are so close to the end of the year! I am excited that we only have 16 days of school left... yes 16. I can't believe my first year teaching kindergarten is almost over. I have had so much fun!! For those who still have a few more days than that, or for a fun idea next year, here is what we do as a countdown at the end of the year.

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Our countdown is a 26 day countdown for each letter of the alphabet. It is SOOO much fun! Below is what we do for each day:
A- Autograph day (autograph book for each student)
B- Bubbles (individual bottles of bubbles)
C- Cookie day
D- Doughnuts!!!
E- Experiment day (My kids had a blast with this! I' have a whole upcoming post about the experiments we did)
F- Furry friend day (students bring their stuffed animals)
G- Game day (40 minutes-1 hour of playing games that the class brought in. No electronic games allowed.)
H- Hat day
I- Ice cream day (Yummmmy! One of my students brought in Snow Cream. I'd never had it before. Oh my goodness!!)
J- Jump rope day (I have enough for the class to play with)
K- King Day (The boys make crowns and get to do everything first for the day!)
L- Lollipop day
M- M&M day (Delicious math with m&ms as our manipulatives)
N- Necklace day (Fruit loop necklaces)
O- Outside day (Lots of activities outside this day)
P- Popsicle day
Q- Queen day (Girl's rule the day with their crowns)
R- Reading day (Bring your favorite book to share)
S- Sock day (Love spending the day in our room with no shoes!)
T- T-shirt day (Wear your favorite shirt!)
U- Uniform day (Wear your favorite teams shirt)
V-Video day
W-Watermelon day
X- eXtra recess
Y- Year end activities
Z- Zee end :)

I hope this gives ya'll some great new ideas about how to celebrate the end of the year with your sweet children. Some of the upper grades are doing a different take on them.. plus they started about half way through the alphabet because of testing. Start now and end the year with a blast!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Miss you!

Man, oh man! I have missed posting for ya'll! The past month has been nuts. I was sick, my husband was sick, the kids were sick.... and they are still sick! My son and daughter have been on antibiotics for a month straight now because of ear infections... now my son has bronchitis... It's just been never ending sickness! But as for school, it's all good :) I am loving Kindergarten.... and the fact that I didn't have to give the CRCT test this year was an AH-MAZING feeling!!!

My students have had a ton of fun lately with going on their first field trip to the zoo, counting down to summer vacation, and imaging what first grade will be like. I made this awesome little activity for my students to practice their R controlled words. Click the picture below to download this great activity. There are two different sheets so there are two different pictures.

If you download this, I would love for you to become a follower or to share my post with a post on your blog. My goal for the summer is to grow my newbie blog a bit more. I'd love to be able to show my love to all of you with more freebies and some giveaways too!

I hope you enjoy! Remember, show some love! I would love to leave some love on your page too!