Nothing like painting rainbows to brighten up yet another cold, winter day! #lastdayofwinter #yipeeeeee
Yeah, yeah, yeah and YEAH! Way to go Syracuse! #marchmadness2018 #bracketblower
Today we had our 3rd training around school safety and security. My classroom was used for one of the presentations where we made a plan for how we might barricade our door if there was an active shooter in the building. While every situation is different, the strategies I've learned empower me to make better decisions in the moment, and I'm thankful my district is providing us with this training!#whatwouldyoudo #makeaplan #armouredone
Swipe to see a few pics of how I introduce number bonds - find all 5 steps on the blog using link in profile #kindergartenmath #handsonlearning
My daughter's high school Kindness Club is inviting others to pledge 17 acts of kindness - one for each victim in the Florida school shooting #whatsyour17 #LHSkindnessclub
Today we had a visit from a skink, millipede, and this cute little hedgehog! #zootoyou
We are beginning to study how things are made, learning first about what an object is, its properties, and where it comes from.
This year I'm going to challenge my Kinders to prove/disprove this old adage through this data collection project! Should be a lot of fun! Check it out using link in profile!
I'm sure you are all so OVER snow at this point, but sharing with you our precipitation/snow inquiry via the blog just in case our process is helpful as you plan for spring! Find it using link in profile! #inquirybasedlearning
This book is written by an MIT professor who advocates for all grades to be more like a traditional kindergarten, where children spend time engaging in what he calls, the creative learning spiral, and learn to think and act more creatively. #whathesays #lifelongkindergarten
This week's character strength was love and we explored a few heart wonders including, What color is love? and Do people need love? #positivityproject #otherpeoplematter
When the kindergarten conversation goes to boys don't dance, you show them Twitch. #ohyestheydo #ellendegeneres #ellenshow
Love was this week's character strength so I shared this book as an example of a simple, yet creative way to show love. Every Monday, the artist would leave a heart near her friend's doorstep, each one unique, and created using a surprising variety of materials. #mondayheartsformadalene #positivityproject #otherpeoplematter
We painted these a while ago while learning about precipitation and today drew ourselves dressed for the weather to match our painting.
Play dough valentines are the best!
I received more bags of kisses than we needed for our 100 grid hunt, so I sent this picture to families and asked them to post their guess for the amount in the comments.
I think the children's interest in these cups will last long beyond the 100th day!
The kids love this 100 grid hunt! I hide 100 cards along with candy kisses and when they find one, they have to find its place on the number grid. Great practice for reading and sequencing numbers.
Practicing measuring area using this math reader
Today we measured and compared the area of our 100th day collections.
We've been learning to write captions to help us practice our sentence writing skills. Here we are reading our book, Animal Homes, to our partners.
Listening to this book for the third time #newfavoritebook #elizabethgilbert #bigmagic
If you get a chance to see this, go - it's fantastic! #syracusestage
Wanted to do more with the 100th day collections the children bring in, so I created this for our team to use to tie in with our unit on measuring and the upcoming Winter Games. If it would be helpful to you, you can find it using the link in profile! #100thdayofschool
Snow day collages