Sunday, December 30, 2012

A E I O U . . .

We've been working hard at learning sort and long vowel sounds. 

The students had a wonderful time working in their "vowel group" to create these adorable vowel posters. 

Each group had to design and present a vowel poster. They could use resources around the room or their own creative ideas and come up with words that began with their vowel sound.
It was absolutely incredible watching my young 5 and 6 year old students collaborate and communicate through this project. 
They were brainstorming, problem solving, sharing, and so much more. 
Way to go Kindergarten Friends! 
: )

Persuade the Gingerbread Man...

The students enjoyed reading and comparing a variety of Gingerbread books in December. 

One of their favorite Gingerbread activities was writing and discussing how they would persuade a gingerbread man to come with them... 

I just love the way it turned out. Their self-portraits are beautiful and I enjoyed reading all of their speech bubbles. 

We did something similar last year. To check it out click HERE

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Memories

Feeling thankful for all of my students and their wonderful families...

Check out pictures from our Thanksgiving Program:

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Sunday, November 18, 2012


I am so very thankful for my Kindergarten Friends.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Scrapbook Turkeys

My students made the FUNNIEST scrapbook turkeys last week. 
I really love these beautiful birds and it was fun to listen to the students as they created signs for their turkeys to hold.

Some of their ideas included:
"Don't eat me, eat....

So fun!

Check out their turkeys here:
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I came up with this idea a couple of years ago... click HERE to see the original post on the scrapbook turkeys.  
They've become a part of my family's November traditions as well. 
My children LOVE making them! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

We are Thankful

Check out our Thankful Turkey.
It makes me smile! : )

Saturday, October 27, 2012


One of my FAVORITE art projects of the year = 

my kindergarten students' self-portraits. 

They are absolutely beautiful to me. 
These bright faces are displayed front and center for the rest of the year. They are a reminder of the wonderful learning community that we have created. 

This idea came from Ann Marie Corgill's book:

Students create these by drawing in pencil first, add color with oil pastels, and fill in the background with liquid watercolor. 

The students are SO proud of these!

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