Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Patterning Fun

I have fallen in love with bulletin board boarders!
When I find fun patterned boarders I buy them of course and then I cut them apart.

 The children then make patterns using the pictures.
I love finding boarders to go along with seasons or units I am teaching.

Or just plain old fun patterns.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Meet Room 3

At the beginning of the school year I have the children make graphs so that we can learn about each other. The first day we make a boy/girl graph. We then make graphs for hair color, age, what hand we write with, eye color, if we have brothers and sisters and so on. I have several objectives here, first name writing. Every morning the children write their name on a card to put on the graph. Second, to understand how to answer a question. And third, to learn how a graph works and how to gather information. I then display our graphs in the hallway.

After we have gathered information we make a glyph and display them with our graphs. If they are a boy they have a rectangle body and girls have a triangle body. If they write right handed they have square hands and left handers have circle hands. Blonde haired children used yellow paper and children with brown hair used brown hair.Five year olds have green feet and six year olds have orange feet. The children enjoyed comparing the glyphs.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Working at Sorting Stations

At the beginning of Kindergarten we work hard on learning to sort. We have learned about sorting by color, shape and size. We will continue to sort in many different ways in the upcoming weeks. We will sort buttons by number of holes they have. We will sort bears by how they are holding their arms. We will sort golf tees  by what they are made of (plastic or wood). The children are enjoying these sorting activities. These activities will progress into making patterns. I have included some fun pictures of some of the sorting stations.
 These children are sorting pegs by color.

 These students are sorting bears by color.
 These students are sorting mice by color.

 These students are sorting animals by color.
 These students are sorting pattern blocks by shape.

 These students are sorting foam cubes by shape and color.
These students are sorting rings by color.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Kindergarten Paradise! Meet our Friends

We had a great beginning to the school year! Below is a slide show so that you can meet everyone in the class.
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Enjoy the show.
Check back next week to find out what we are doing in the classroom!