Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Party!

Here are some pictures from our Fall Party today! 

We enjoyed Bingo...

Enjoyed tasty treats....

Played a game with pattern blocks...

And made a fall tree art project!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Peanut Butter and Jelly Letter Bingo

In our reading program, we have been reading the book, "Peanut Butter and Jelly"

I created a letter bingo game for use by a parent in reading centers.  Click on the picture below to download.

  The letters featured are the ones that our reading series has focused on so far. Hope someone can use :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sense of Smell

We are continuing to study the Five Senses and did an activity with the sense of smell yesterday.  First we read,  "You Smell With Your Nose" by Melvin and Gilda Berger.

As you can imagine, talking about smelling created some giggles :)

Then we created a chart of our favorite smells.

Next, we did a page in our science journal about good smells and bad smells.  Sorry I did not get a picture of that. :)

Last, we did a finish the picture activity.  The kids each got 3 cotton balls.  One was scented with almond oil and two were not scented.  They had to smell the cotton balls and identify the one with the scent and use it to complete the picture of the flower.  The other two were used to complete the picture of the hat and snowman.  They really liked this.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

More Five Senses Activities

Here are some pictures of our science activities that we have have been working on lately.

We have been exploring the sense of sight with magnifying glasses.  We looked at feathers with and without a magnifying glass.  We also went outside and used our magnifying glasses to look at things in nature.

The science table is now open in our room.  This area gives the kids a chance to further explore some of the activities that we do in science.  Right now, there are the sound shakers and different textures to touch.  There is also a fall sensory box with different fall items to explore.  Of course, there are also magnifying glasses!

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Sound Sorts

I have created a couple of first sound sorts to go with our Harcourt Brace Trophies reading program.

This one is S, R, and M. Click on the picture below to download:

Here is an S, R, T sort:

Hope someone can use :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We celebrated the beginning of October by reading the book "Five Little Pumpkins".

 We did the fingerplay a few times.   Here is a youtube version.

Then we made jack-o-lanterns with different shapes for the eyes, nose, and mouth.  This was a good review of basic shapes.

We added them to the bulletin board outside our class.

Monday, October 3, 2011

And the Winner is.....

The winner of two items by Lisa of Lisa's Kinderland is.....

Kelly, I will email you your items!  Thanks to everyone who entered and celebrated 200 followers with me :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Reminder to Enter the Giveaway!

Don't forget to enter the 200 Follower giveaway!  I also realized that I did not set an ending date.  It will be tomorrow, Monday, at 9:00!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mice Sqeak, We Speak Letter Bingo Freebie

We have been reading the book "Mice Squeak, We Speak." by Tommie DePaola as part of our Harcourt Brace Trophies reading program. 

I created a letter naming bingo activity to go with this book for my parent volunteers to use. The letters Mm and Ss are on every board because they were our letter focus for last week.  Click on the picture below to download.

Please leave me a comment if you find this useful.  And don't forget to enter the giveaway in my previous post!