Friday, January 20, 2012

90 Days of School

We celebrated the 90th day of school by making a special hat.
We celebrate every 10th day of school by singing songs about the number zero.
Zero the Hero comes to visit every 10 days and sings songs with us.
 The hat says We are 90 days smarter!
 We sing a Zero the Hero song by Dr. Jean and 3 other songs.
We also sing our Heidisongs Zero song.
*Hat idea came from

Monday, January 16, 2012

Donorschoose Project!

Hello again! I have written another Donorschoose project that I want to let everyone know about. Remember the wonderful four sided easel we got for our classroom. Well that was from Donorschoose. Wonderful people that don't even know us donated money so that we could get that easel. I have written another project for building logs (like Lincoln Logs). The children love to build and we just do not have enough of these types of blocks for them to build much of anything. Here is the crazy part...I accidently put the wrong title on it so it is called Reading in Kindergarten. But the project is still a great one. Please visit the site and send it to family and friends and hopefully we can get this one funded as well! Thanks for listening :)
The link is below the picture. 
Thank you for your help!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wow! It has been a long time!

Well I am going to try to catch up this weekend and then post something a couple times a week.
Before the Christmas break we had our Gingerbread Day! It was a huge success and I thank everyone that came to  have fun with us.

When we came back from break we started right in on Winter and my favorite unit during the winter is The Mitten Unit. We read several versions of the Mitten and compare and contrast them. We also talk about the characters, setting and the ending of all the stories.

We make a pair of rhyming mittens and decorate them. The worksheet is from Mailbox Teacher Helper magazine.
Our favorite part of the unit is of course Mitten Milk! We put the ingredients into a plastic bag and then into a larger plastic bag with salt and ice and shake shake shake! With mittens on of course! This mixture turns into ice cream (sometimes they don't shake long enough and we get more of a milkshake that is why we call it mitten milk).
Our student teacher and Josh's mom help us put the ingredients into the bags.

Then we shake, shake, shake!!!
Yummy! Then we eat the ice cream. Everyone shook long enough to make ice cream!
I will post the graphs we made and the comparison chart next week.