Saturday, February 22, 2014

Teaching American Symbols {FREEBIE!}

The students have loved becoming American Symbol experts this week!

We have read many great books, collected facts, shared our background knowledge, created symbol art and writing, made an American flag for our cooking activity this week, checked on the Bald Eagle cam,... and more! 

Check out the Bald Eagle live nest came here:

We used this site to collect more information on bald eagles:

Here is the American flag we created while Cooking with Mrs. Raymore:

Some of our Symbol art:

On Friday we created a U.S. Symbol Quilt that is absolutely beautiful. The students REALLY LOVED creating this during social studies... and begged me to make extra copies at lunch so they could make more in the afternoon! :)

We worked in groups using collections of books and our anchor charts to create our own facts. 


I have created this simple freebie if you'd like to create a quilt with your class. You could also use it to create a class book. 

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine's Party

Thank you to all of the parents who helped make our Valentine's Celebration so much fun!!

Here are a few highlights:
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I appreciate all of your love and support!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hip, Hip, Hooray!! It's the 100th Day!!!

Time does fly when you are having fun!
Today we celebrated our 100th Day of Kindergarten by...

practicing skip counting to 100 by 10s and 5s

creating 100th Day hats

working together to create a
100 words we know banner 

creating art with the number 100

reading with friends using our 100 glasses 
signing our 100 days smarter chart

dotting to 100 

So proud of the work we've done during these first 100 days!!! :) 

You can find some 100th Day Inspiration below:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What Fills Your Heart?

My students absolutely loved drawing and writing all of the people and things that fill their hearts. 
It was so sweet to hear all of their ideas... and reasons for why they chose to include each one! 

Grace's heart is overflowing!! 

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