Sunday, May 20, 2012
Friday was Field Day at our school. We had a lot of fun with an Olympic theme. The children participated in several relays and showed good sportsmanship. After field day we gathered together outside and let the butterflies go. Two of them flew out immediately, but the other three seemed reluctant to go. Eventually all five of the butterflies left us. It was a great experience to see the butterflies fly out into the beautiful sunny day.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
These were some of the comments from our students about these insects. "It really looks like a bug!" "I liked the wings the best." "It tasted good." "It was a tasty tidbit." (Ha) "I loved the frosting!"
Monday, May 14, 2012
There are so many wonderful mothers out there! What does it mean to be a mother? Wow, that is a loaded question huh? Everyone is different and everyone parents differently and learns as they go along, but what I do know is that all of them love their children with every ounce of their being! Kelly is a mother, I am not. (I haven't given up on that dream yet though.) My mom has always said being a mother is the hardest job you will ever have, but also the most rewarding. Wow, isn't that the truth? Think about how awesome of a responsibility it is to raise a child. You have this little person that trusts in you with everything they are and they know you will teach them and guide them through this thing called life. That's a lot of work, but so many of you out there do it with such grace and love. What a gift, this gift of a child! What a learning experience too! Through all of the stumbles and mistakes that are made, please know that everyday you are doing a great job! I see it in my classroom all the time and I know that you are working to make your child a loving, kind, smart, and just all around amazing person, just like you!
This is the craft we made for our mom's in our classes on Friday. It is an idea we found off of Pinterest and we love how they turned out! We ran the cone, ice cream, and cherry onto construction paper which the children cut out themselves. The "sprinkles" are words that we came up with as a class that the children thought described their mom. Among them were: beautiful, smart, caring, busy, the best, rockstar, etc. We typed up the words and ran them off on different colored construction paper and let the children chose which words they wanted to add. They had the best time with this and they turned out adorable. We hope you enjoyed your day, you are appreciated!!!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
We just uploaded a free activity in our TpT store. Look for it here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Itty-Bitty-Insects-More-interactive-books-with-predictable-text The activity includes two interactive books with predictable text for young children.
There are two levels to the book and both are predictable. Children will look at the underlined word in the text and then using the picture clues (on the page provided) will figure out the unknown word. They will then color and cut out the picture and be illustrators of their very own book! How fun is that? These books will help to build confidence in your reluctant readers and help to reinforce sight word recognition and fluency. Our students love these books!!!