To have Faith means to believe in something you can not see. Well, I can not see what the future will hold for my Kindergarten Stars, but I can have Faith and trust that God will give me the skills and love to start shaping each and every little life I touch in my Kindergarten classroom.
This week we learned the "ow" sound.....which is always a fun one! Our district uses Animated Literacy, so Grouchy Owl says "ow" when he bumps his head on Brown Mouse's house. Plus, you know we have to talk about all the other times we say "ow" and practice, just incase we fall down at recess! :0) lol That is sure funny to watch!
I also love teaching this sound because we get to read one of my favorite books, Wise Up, Silly Owl! Owls are supposed to be wise, but what happens when Father Owl leaves and silly Spotty Owl is left in charge? Your kids will love making predictions about the wise advise that Spotty gives. Will it work or not?
We finish up with an owl craft. I always tell my kids, "It does't snow in Mrs. Rucker's room!" (That is what happens when they cut their paper up in teeny, tiny pieces. Eeeek!) But, with this craft - they get to make snow! Yeah! I give them strips of paper and tell them to start cutting. And the crowd goes wild!! These always turn out so cute and each little owl has it's own personality.
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Today I put a little twist on one of my reading activities. The kids love it when they get to use their white boards, plus we needed a little printing practice too, so I just put it all together. I had my partner groups sit in chairs facing each other, and then I put a stack of about 20 word flashcards down on the floor between their toes.
Going one partner at a time, the kids would reach down and secretly, secretly is the key, pick up a word. Then they would write it on their white board. Remember, I said secretly, so I just loved watching them try to hide the word while they were writing. Once they wrote the word, they would show it to their partner so he or she could read it. Together they would make a stack of all the words they knew. If I had to help them figure out a word, we would just put it back in the stack on the floor. :0)
They loved it!! What is a fun and different way that you work on reading words in your classroom?
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." (Philippians 2:3, 4 NIV)
How exciting, I was nominated for the Liebster Award 7 times. Wow! But, what does the word mean??? After doing a little research, I found that this word means "dearest" in German. I am so thankful for the 7 great ladies that nominated me!! Thanks ladies!! :0)
What is it?
The Liebster Award is given by
bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to
show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about
their new blogs.
- You must post 11 random things about
- Answer the questions that the
nominator set for you.
- Create 11 questions for the people
- Choose 11 blogs you love (with less
than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
- No tag back (but please leave me a
comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more
11 Random Things About Me!!
1. I live in the country with lots of cows and a horse.
2. I love the color yellow.
3. I use to teach synchronized swimming....really I did! lol
4. I love cookie dough.
5. My baby girl Brenna was a surprise but an answer to my prayers.
6. We love to play "Beauty Shop" at home! :0)
7. I am not a shopper! Get in, get out, get done!
8. I love being silly.
9. We have 2 dogs and 5 cats.
10. I love to sing!
11. I was once told I walked 23 mph.....and to slow down!! hehehe