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Posts Made By: SarahLouWho
Board: Kindergarten 10-29-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By SarahLouWho
two grades=two costumes

I teach K in the morning and grade 4 in the afternoon.
This year I am Fancy Nancy in the morning and Hermione in the afternoon.
Last year I was an Octopus in the am (because I always joked that I...
Board: Kindergarten 10-11-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By SarahLouWho
It's tight!

I also teach a half day K program, and I wish I had more time!! This is what my day looks like:
8:50 -students enter, sign in on the smartboard, and then do their calendar books (counting and...
Board: Kindergarten 10-11-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By SarahLouWho

There is a letter activity that I send home with my families in October called Uh-Oh. It's just a sheet with the letters on it and a couple of cards that say "uh-oh" (on cardstock). The families cut...
Board: Kindergarten 10-07-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By SarahLouWho
Play Doh

Having kids use play dough is a good way to build fine motor too. Making balls or snakes out of the clay, and then having them squish it with their fingers is good. Plus it's fun! I also have they...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-07-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By SarahLouWho
If you can hear me...

I do "if you can hear me...touch your nose" and I keep going until I have the whole group doing it. If I have one group that's just not listen I will do "if you can hear me clap 3 times". That way...
Board: Kindergarten 04-24-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SarahLouWho

Ziploc bags are a staple in my classroom. I use them for everything! I ask each family for a box of small and large each, so you could just probably buy them yourself.
Lucky you!
Board: Kindergarten 04-24-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By SarahLouWho

If you know the song "sandwiches" by Fred Penner then you can do the song I've done for the last couple of years:
Volunteers are beautiful,...
Board: Kindergarten 12-11-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By SarahLouWho

Yes they are wiggly. They are still very young at the beginning of the school year, so you will need to remember that. I always find the first couple of weeks a bit of a shock because they grow so...
Board: Kindergarten 12-11-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By SarahLouWho
Hand Print Trees

I found this on Pinterest last year and my families loved it! The only cost is the canvases. I was able to get them at a wholesaler for cheap (2.65 for 3 canvases).
You could use sheets of...
Board: Fourth Grade 12-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SarahLouWho

-You could do a concrete poem
-You could do a word splash (have you ever used Wordle?? It's so fun and the kids love using it. If you haven't used it before, google it!)
Board: Kindergarten 11-30-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By SarahLouWho
Write their own version

I love having my kids write their own version of books or books based on other books. I make a lot of whole class books and the kids love reading and writing them.
Last year we wrote a book about...
Board: Kindergarten 11-26-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By SarahLouWho

I cook with my kinders around the Holidays. We make Latkes and Gingerbread cookies (not on the same day). We do all of the prep in the classroom and then I have parent volunteers cook them for us. ...
Board: Kindergarten 11-26-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By SarahLouWho

I would be so happy!!
I'm a bit of a bookaholic :)
There is a beautiful book by Barbara Reid about Trees. I'm not sure of the title - but the pictures are amazing and the story is great too.
Board: Kindergarten 11-26-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By SarahLouWho
Winter Celebrations

I send home a note asking families to share with what they celebrate this time of year (I talk about how light is a part of most winter celebrations).
I then spent about 4-5 weeks talking about the...
Board: Kindergarten 11-26-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By SarahLouWho
Hand Print Art

I know parents LOVE getting a keepsake type of gift, so last year I made handprint Christmas trees. I got big canvas boards at a whole sale store (about $2-3 each) and the kids each put their...
Board: Kindergarten 11-26-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By SarahLouWho

Thanks everyone!
I found a couple books about Ramadan and Eid - so I'm going to acknowledge both and do a craft (similar to the one previously mentioned - a star and moon suncatcher).
Board: Kindergarten 11-14-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By SarahLouWho
Muslim Celebrations

Hi All,
Every year I do a "celebrations of light" theme with my K's. We look at different celebrations from November to January. This way we can talk about Christmas, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year,...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-01-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By SarahLouWho
Love Read aloud!

Honestly, read aloud is one of my favourite parts of the day and it's how we start each afternoon.

Books I've read to my 4's in the past are:
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Grade Four Rats...
Board: Kindergarten 10-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SarahLouWho
That's it...hehe

That's the song...have to say I think I'll just play the youtube video and minimize the video. I find it hilarious to watch the guy in tights dance around, but I think a few of my little ones will be...
Board: Kindergarten 10-25-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By SarahLouWho
At meet the teacher

I have my sign-up sheet for parents to volunteer for parties (I ask for a treat, veggies, fruit, cheese & crackers, and napkins & plates).
I've had years where no one has volunteered for things in...
Board: Kindergarten 10-25-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By SarahLouWho
I <3 my EA!!

I have an awesome EA (assistant). She is amazing! She mostly works with one student who doesn't have any funding yet, yet she is still able to help me with the little things in the class. It makes...
Board: Kindergarten 10-25-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SarahLouWho
Our Halloween Party!

First the kids come in and we show off our costumes (I take a picture of each child to use in Halloween book later). Then we go on a little parade to see the "big" kids. That usually takes us about...
Board: Kindergarten 10-25-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SarahLouWho

I love this song and had it on a CD, but after moving schools/grades a bunch the CD disappeared. I've tried to download it, but haven't been successful! We can get Youtube so I'm excited to try this...
Board: Kindergarten 10-25-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By SarahLouWho
Uh Oh

I've been using this one for a while and the families seem to really like it. The instructions are on the page. I tell families they can adapt it as they go. Start with letter names, then sounds,...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-22-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By SarahLouWho

I've read both Matilda and The Witches as read alouds and my kids LOVED them!!

It was hilarious, my students actually asked me to take of my shoes to check and see if I had toes!

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