Sunday, February 15, 2015

Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

Breaking News!!!
Chairs Broken at Big Spring Lake Kindergarten!

This is one of my favorite things to do every year!   I like to create some excitement the week we read Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  I do this on Friday after the students have read the book all week.  During morning announcements I tell the boys and girls that Goldilocks has heard they have been reading her story.  I then tell them that Goldilocks came by to bring them a surprise.  When she got to school this morning she accidentally broke Mrs. Penney's chair!  She also sat in Mr. West's chair and broke it too!  Goldilocks then runs through the school and knocks on each door and leaves a surprise!

Principal- Mrs. Penney
Assistant Principal- Mr. West
We have 27 Kindergarten Classrooms!  Each class gets a note from Goldilocks, a bag of gummy bears,  a package of questions using Bloom's Taxonomy and a cute Valentine's Day book.
Surprises are wrapped and ready to go!

Knock!  Knock!  Open the door and.... Oh my Goodness!

I must admit, after running around the school, knocking and hiding...I was out of breath!!!
I love to hear the kids gasp when they hear me knock on the door! 

I hope you can make some Kindergarten memories of your own 

Have fun!
aka Goldilocks

Close Reading with Groundhogs

Groundhogs Close Read

I had the best time teaching with Mrs. Armstrong! 
 We planned a week of lessons using Groundhogs to teach several reading, writing and language standards.  
Monday- We watched a video on groundhogs and read informational text poster.
We read this poster everyday.

Tuesday-  This is Mrs. Armstrong reading our text with students. She read the text-dependent questions with the students.
Students have to refer back to the text and highlight their evidence.

Highlighting evidence with a yellow crayon.

Refer back to the text.

Cut and glue answers to text-dependent questions
after you highlight it in the text.

You can find this Groundhog Close Read
and many more in my February Close Reading Pack.
You will be amazed at how much your students learn!

Snowman Freebie Fun!

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

My HAPPY NEW YEAR gift for teachers was a Sneezy the Snowman book and activity page!
Hope your students enjoy this FREE Snowman activity!

You Can't Catch Me! I'm the Gingerbread Man!

Gingerbread Man FUN!
One of our favorite family traditions is making a gingerbread house!

I had so much fun writing an 
adaption of the story with the girls!

It combines the fun of the gingerbread man with familiar characters from Brown Bear by Eric Carle. The Gingerbread Man is being chased by a Brown Bear, a Red Bird, a Yellow Duck, a Blue Horse, a Green Frog, a Purple Cat, a White Dog, and a Black Sheep!
My little girls could listen to this story over and over! It's on their list of favorite bedtime stories. I hope your kids enjoy it too! Run by and take a look at my Gingerbread Math and Literacy Unit for more FUN and LEARNING! Your kids will love how their favorite charactersfrom Brown Bear chase the gingerbread man!