Monday, November 17, 2014

You've Been Gobbled!! {start a fun act of kindness around your school...}

Oh my goodness...
My students and I are having an absolute blast watching our secret GOBBLE continue around our school.

Just one act of kindness ...
 has grown... 
and grown...
and continues to move throughout our school.

Our principal just happened to stop in our classroom as we were preparing to start our gobble.
We decided to send him so treats -
 and remind him to keep quiet. :)

So sneaky... 
ready to go gobble! 

Teacher Friends - 

Start a gobble around your school with this kit:

or if you are interested in all of the thankful goodies click here:

Happy Gobbling! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Authors, Illustrators, & Characters, oh my!

I love, love, love using notebooks with my Kindergarten students!

It is such a fun, flexible way to capture student learning. 
ALL of my students can be successful - 
and work at their own level. 

In Reader's Workshop we've been focusing on the parts of a book, authors, illustrators, and characters.

Here are some examples of the awesome learning that is going on in our room. 

parts of a book

An author writes the words.
An illustrator creates the pictures. 

Pout Pout fish inspired by Dan Hannah:

I can draw Pigeon like Mo Willems. 

Characters by Mo Willems:

I can draw David just like David Shannon. 

Click here to read other ways we use our reading notebooks.  

have added several new prompts to my Reading Notebook labels on TpT
There are now 100 prompts that are all tied to the Kindergarten ELA CCS! 
Check it out:

Blogging Buddies - 
First person to leave their email will win a copy of my Reading Notebook labels. :):)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Five for Friday

I am linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching to share my Five for Friday

We've been having lots of turkey fun!

For fun Friday we are going to start a "gobble" at our school - to show others we are thankful for them...

This fun idea is included in this pack: 

find it at my TPT store...

Counting down the days until we are back on the beaches of Siesta Key!
A few of my a favorite shots from our trip last Thanksgiving:

We caught an octopus! 


I had to take down our ADORABLE Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. We had SOOOOOO much fun reading and rereading this story...

creating this...

and making our own book...

I love Lori, her smart ideas, and most of all, her KINDNESS!!! 

Need a laugh?? :)