I hope your kids were calm and your Halloween was fun! #teacherssurvivehalloween
Some awesome drawings by me in kinder/1st grade land today 😂 Check out that hippo! And yes, I guess an elephant could technically sit on you. 🤷🏻♀️ Who else is an amazing artist!?!
This was my first attempt at #sketchnoting with #kindergarteners! While learning about the letter S all week, we've been reading and learning about snakes. We've been practicing how to ask questions (not a small task for kindergarten & first grade!). Today, we Skyped with Melissa from Advocates for Snake Preservation @snakeadvocate, and the kids got to ask her their questions! While listening to her answers, they drew anything interesting they heard or learned. This might look like scribbles, but this student explained, Miss Melissa said that snakes can swim so I drew snakes swimming. She said that when snakes bite people it feels like a shot at the doctor's office, so I drew a needle like at the doctor. And snakes aren't warm blooded so I crossed that out. If you haven't tried sketchnoting with kindergarteners, or whatever grade level you teach, you should! It's a great glimpse into kids' brains and thinking!
My face when I found out my @donorschoose project was funded today!!!! My students are going to be SO excited to receive a puppet theater and alphabet puppets!!! 🎉🙌🏼😊
This is the most hideous anchor chart ever, and the most lopsided iPad ever 😂! We introduced iPads today, and we started by labeling the parts of the iPad and coming up with class rules for using the iPads. I know I am going to want them to take quality pictures, so that’s where we started... by taking pictures of each other! We talked about how we always ask permission before taking anyone’s photo, and to hold the iPad still so we don’t end up with blurry photos. We also looked at great examples of photos and not-so-great examples. Then, we practiced! The kids love taking photos of each other, and I can already see an improvement in the quality of the photos they’re taking! Yay! How do you introduce iPads to kindergartners and first graders!?!?
When you can’t get your kinders to practice their cutting, you turn yourself into a center. They didn’t want to cut, but as soon as I said I needed more “badges” to wear to accessorize my outfit, they jumped on it 👍🏼 What are you favorite cutting activities for the little ones!!!?!? I’d love to hear!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom exploded 💥 Everywhere. Literally. (Working on recognizing and finding the letters in our names!)
When I saw these glasses from @ladybugsteacherfiles and @teachinginroom6 I knew I had to find a way to use them in kinder! Turns out, putting the small pieces onto the glasses is PERFECT practice for building fine motor skills and strengthening finger and hand muscles to hold pencils and scissors! This center was a big hit today! ❤️
The sweetest basket of sunshine ☀️ from the sweetest friend was delivered this morning. I am so thankful and so grateful for my sweet friends as I learn to navigate kindergarten this year! Share a positive from your day! ❤️ I’d love to hear about it!