Saturday, December 14, 2013

BINGO!

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This is a fun Winter BINGO game for you to enjoy in the classroom.

I have included…


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Five Playful Penguins!


Five Playful Penguins...

Five playful penguins
Having fun in the snow
One runs off
Where did he go?

This is a story I wrote as a cute addition to our winter themed library collection. Similar to “Five Silly Monkeys”, this story counts down the number of penguins from five to one as they run off… but where do they go? You will have to read the story to find out!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Let's Make a Snowman!

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This 36 page snowman and winter themed unit has a little bit of everything… math, literacy, science, and crafts. It includes fun worksheets, activities, and center games to compliment your winter lesson plans.

Activities included…

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

OH, NO... Turkey Trouble!!

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it looks like there might be some "Turkey Trouble"! I just finished creating my unit lesson plans and activities for my Turkey Trouble theme.


This Turkey Trouble Unit includes all of the worksheets, activities, and center games listed separately in my Teachers Pay Teachers store…

Honoring Our Veterans


My little kindergarteners worked so hard on their Veteran's Day project to honor all those who serve and protect our great country and many freedoms. I am so, so, so proud of all the wonderful thank you cards our class made to show their gratitude and support for all our nation's heroes. 

Crown Point Elementary will be taking all the thank you notes, cards, and projects made by each of the grade levels, and mailing them to our active duty military pen pals. What a wonderful way to let our dedicated soldiers know how much their service to our country means to all of us.


I purchased this Veteran's Day activity from Miss Kindergarten Love on Teachers Pay Teachers. 
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Science of Origami





We had an amazingly fun time learning all about the art of origami. As part of our science unit on the properties of matter (SC.K.P.9.1), we transformed the shape of our paper into..... PUPPIES (she said in her best Cruella De Vil voice)!!

At the beginning of the lesson, my little kinder-scientists were saying, "But, Mrs. Kearson, we don't know how to do origami"... however, once all was said and done, they were so proud of their origami creations -- and I was too!!

Look at my kinder-scientists' origami creations...






Some of the other activities I have planned for this science unit are coffee filter flowers and coffee filter snowflakes. After completing the two coffee filter activities, we will compare and contrast the different ways that we changed the shape of our coffee filters... one by crumpling and one by folding and cutting. FUN!







Friday, November 1, 2013

"P" is for Pumpkin


We had SO much fun exploring and investigating... P U M P K I N S! For our literacy centers we listened to "Scaredy-Cat Splat!" by Rob Scotton at the listening station, we colored and read our "Pumpkin Happy" book, we wrote our pumpkin poem in our poetry journals, and we made the most adorable "My Pumpkin" hanging paper pumpkins! FUN!

Our adorable "My Pumpkin" hanging paper pumpkins...




Next, we got down & dirty... and totally slimy in science!! We had such a blast exploring and investigating the ooey-gooey inside pulpy guts of a pumpkin. I absolutely la-la-loved listening to my little kindergartners screaming "EEWWW!" and "That is so slimy!"... and not to mention all the laugh, laugh, laughing out loud!! It is quite possible that I had more fun then the students did!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

We're Batty for Bats!!



We think bats are...


What a fun way to kick off your lesson plan unit on bats! You can take a poll of how many students think bats are cute, and how many think they are creepy. The students can then fill out their math graph and tally data summary worksheet.

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This math activity works great with my opinion writing worksheet, "I think bats are". The students can write their opinion on bats during Writer's Workshop, and then draw a picture to go with their writing.



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SO... do we think bats are creepy or cute? Let's tally and graph to see!
Creepy = 9      Cute = 8

Our class thinks bats are CREEPY!









Having Fun on Silly Sock Day!!


We had a total blast on Silly Sock Day at Crown Point Elementary this past week. The staff and students showed their support for Red Ribbon Week by wearing their silliest silly socks... way to show your PANTHER PRIDE Crown Point!!


I loved my hot pink black cat & neon striped silly socks... FUN!!

















Sunday, October 13, 2013

Red Ribbon Week... Just say NO! to drugs




It is Red Ribbon Week at Crown Point Elementary! The Red Ribbon Celebration brings awareness and support to being DRUG FREE. This year's campaign theme is, "A Healthy Me is Drug Free". 

All this week, each of the classroom doors at Crown Point will be decorated to promote the Red Ribbon's drug free campaign to CLOSE THE DOOR ON DRUGS! In addition, the staff and students will be wearing red on Monday to kick off Red Ribbon Week.


This week's fun activities for the staff and students during the Red Ribbon Celebration at Crown Point will be...





For more information on Red Ribbon Week, their campaign, and this year's theme, please visit their website. Parents and students can take the pledge to be drug free and read about other ways they can support their school and community to be DRUG FREE.


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Sunday, October 6, 2013

It's time for some Alien Addition!


We are having fun in Math Centers counting aliens! I made this activity to help our kindergarten class learn about addition. This is a great way to teach and reinforce addition. It can be used for morning work, busy work, or it can be laminated and used in your Math Centers with dry erase markers. The alien theme makes this activity a fun way to learn addition, and it is perfectly aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

MACC.K.OA.1.1 - Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.


There are 10 different alien themed worksheets, and a cover sign for your math center. If you would like to download this fun alien addition activity, please visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store.


















Saturday, September 21, 2013

We're Going on a Nature Hunt!

Our kindergartners were busy using their sense of sight this week during our science unit on the 5 senses. After making our binoculars out of construction paper and yarn (to hang around our necks), I created an observation journal for our nature hunt. The observation journal has pages to record all of the bugs, cloud shapes, plants, trees, and other interesting things seen on our nature hunt.

The children were so excited to go on their nature hunt! We saw butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, flowers, tall trees, bluebirds, a birdhouse, a plane flying over, a boat, and clouds shaped like a horse and a race car. FUN! It was such an amazing way to spend our afternoon recess.


Here is the observation journal I created for our awesome nature hunt...


Cover Page

Recording Pages

Each one of the pages will print to make two journals... click here to download

This activity was such a wonderful way to bring science out of the classroom, and give the children the opportunity to explore all of the nature on the school grounds with their sense of sight.