Sunday, October 25, 2015

Peek at my Halloween Week

Happy Halloween Week friends!  I'm linking up with Deedee from Mrs. Will's Kindergarten for a Peek at my Week!

 I am a big fan of Halloween and I love celebrating this spooky week at school!  This week is a mixture of bats and pumpkins (this whole starting school really late this year thing was not good for my themes...).  Pumpkins will be the main focus for the first 4 days, including opening them up and pulling out the seeds and guts!!! I always love seeing the kids' reactions to it!  Unfortunately, I have testing to do this week as well...  I'll be sitting in the hallway all day Tuesday and half of Wednesday doing our Phonological Awareness Test- blah.

And then Friday will be Bat Day for us.  Bat Day will include all things Bats, a little bit of pumpkins, and our costume parade!!  We also won our Boxtop Competition and will be getting a movie and popcorn at some point that day- we brought in 197! YEAH!! 

Here are the plans:

 Hope you have some Halloween fun this week! Happy Teaching!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Peek at my Week- Week 7

Happy Sunday friends!  I missed last week because I was here:

 I mean, I was sick... very very sick (right principal?!?!) ;-)  I DID get sick while snorkeling... That's a whole other story that most of you probably don't want to hear, SO on to the main point of this post.  I'm linking up with Deedee from Mrs. Will's Kindergarten for a Peek at my Week!

This week is a little bit of catchup with our apple science and moving on to pumpkins, with a bit of fall thrown in.  Ha!  It's going to be great though and I feel like I will actually get through everything because I am done with the ridiculous new math test that we had to give that was sucking up every free minute of my day!! Even my non free minutes... 

This week I am FINALLY introducing my students to Marsha McGuire's (from A Differentiated Kindergarten)letter and sight word systems: Top Bananas and Ball Words!!! I LOVE both of these and so do my students!  You can read Marsha's post all about her system HERE.

 Last year I had 2 kiddos get all the way to the end of all 12 lists.  Amazing!  I have yet to have a baseball party... We were very close last year but couldn't make it in time.  Maybe this year is the year?!?!  (side note- I teach in a school where 85% of the kids get free and reduced lunch and 60% of the kids are English Language Learners.  This year I have 5 kids who are a level 1 or 2, which means they either speak no English or very little. So learning to read 20 sight words is a BIG deal!) 

 I'm also introducing my students to a new paper organizational system for our center work (because things are getting to be a hot mess!!) and my Top Table Points system.  Hopefully more to come on this later in the week.  I know I always say that I never post again... Maybe this week is the week!

Here are the plans:

Hope you have a great week.  Happy Teaching!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Peek at my Week- Farm Field Trip!

Hello friends!  I was not able to get on the computer yesterday so a quick post today to link up with Deedee from Mrs. Will's Kindergarten for a Peek at my Week!

This will be our first fall themed week.  Fall and Apples and fun with a field trip to the farm!  It's going to be great! (and since I'm done with Monday I can say that it is off to a great start) 

Here are the plans:

 Hope your Monday was great too.  Happy Teaching!