Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sight Words for Everyone

My son recently passed his blue sight words which meant BIG smiles for everyone! I can't believe how much he is learning and growing! Soon it will be his turn for kindergarten....oh my how time flies!


Candy Corn Art

I love the way these Candy Corn pictures turned out! They are so cute and easy to prep for! The project kept all the kids (from 4 to 6 years old) engaged and interested!!








Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sight Word Sentence Builder Worksheets

Just posted my new Sight Word Sentence Builder Worksheets on Teachers Pay Teachers! Check them out! :)



Saturday, October 12, 2013

All About Animal - Science and Informative Writing Unit

We just finished up our All About Animals Unit with the kindergarteners. The kids had so much fun learning about the animals. You can get all the worksheets and pictures you see in my All About Animals pack on TPT! We started each animal group with an information poster!


I am not the best artist so I use pictures when making posters! If you feel the same way you can get these pictures in my All About Animals pack so you can make your own poster!


The worksheet version of the web.



Color, cut, & paste worksheets to go with each animal group.


I took the animal group worksheets and cut them apart to go in our science notebooks.

Here is an example of the informative web. When I do informative writing I always start with a web either like this or a big whole group web on the board.

Then I turn the web into sentences following the topic, details, and conclusion model. This is how I introduce informative writing in the beginning of the year. Before I even expect the kids to write informatively I model it whole group many, many times!

Then I mix up the sentences and have the students help me put them back in order.


There are worksheets in the pack so the students can put the sentences in order as well. These are really good for 1st grade students.


Now that the sentences are back in order, I show the kids how to turn the sentences into a paragraph. I start by putting the topic sentence in first and indenting it. Then I start to add the details sentences.

The kids will see that I do not have enough room on the line for a complete sentence. This is great for teaching kids that you sometimes have to finish a sentence on the next line especially when writing paragraphs.

I cut the sentences to make them fit properly in the pocket chart in paragraph form.

Then I transfer the pocket chart paragraph to paper so they can see how it looks written out.


Click on my pack or the worksheet to check it out on Teachers Pay Teachers. :)


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jack-o-Lanterns!

October is such a fun month for crafts & art projects! Here is one that we made this week. 




It is so easy to do and I love how all of the pumpkins looked just a little different! :) Download the templates below.