Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Family Turkey Project

Family Turkey Project


Graduation Portraits
These portraits come out so cute. I have students stand up with their portrait during our Graduation Ceremony (which is held in our classroom) and tell everyone what they want to be when they grow up!

Sight Words

Sight Words Chart
This visual aide helps students make a connection with the picture and the sight word.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Spring Bulletin Board
From my co-workers classroom these cute ladybugs made out of paper plates related to Math.
Students practiced symmetry.

Earth Day Bulletin Board
Another board from my co-worker.
Students used blue and green paint. 


This Easter Basket is made out of a gallon milk jug. Students decorated the Bunny with pipe cleaners for the whiskers, a fuzzy ball nose and goggly eyes. Kids weaved the fence with brown construction paper. We asked parents to donate one bag of grass and one bag of Easter candy.  The Parent Room stuffed the eggs with the candy and taped them shut. Next we put student initials on 10 eggs each. Finally we had a big Easter Egg Hunt on the playground. Kids looked for eggs with their initials but ended up recognizing their friends egg too! In the background you can see a basket from the back view. Kids held the jug by the handle.

Below is an Easter Bunny Cake made out of 2 round pans.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

President's Day Craft

George Washington
(one of my co-workers did this one)

Abraham Lincoln
(from TLC Lessons)
Barack Obama
(from TLC lessons)

George Washington
(the Dollar Tree didn't have cotton balls so I had to get these makeup remover pads!)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Classroom Library

Classroom Library
This is my 5th year teaching and this past summer I finally sorted my classroom library. Target had these colorful bins in the $2.50 shelves during the Back to School sales.
(Opps the bins in the first picture are actually from Dollar Tree but the rest of them below that are from Target.)
Then I figured out what categories I wanted. I searched the internet for clip art that I wanted to represent each category. When that was decided I started working on my labels. Each book has a mailing label with the same picture that is shown on the bins. This way my kinders will know exactly where to return the books to.
Labels above are:
  1. Disney
  2. Favorite Characters
  3. Songs & Rhymes
  4. Berenstain Bears
  5. Science
  6. Math
  7. Character Education
Lables above are:
  1. Fiction Animals
  2. Books about Kids
  3. Insects
  4. Dr. Seuss
  5. Famous Americans
  6. Community Helpers
Labels above are:
  1. Solar System
  2. School
  3. Non-Fiction Animals
  4. Cars & Trucks
  5. Cats and Dogs
  6. Dinosaurs
Labels above are:
  1. Nutrition & Fitness
  2. Eric Carle
  3. Gardens & Trees
  4. ABC's

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Gift for Parents

You Hold My Heart In Your Hands

We completed this project in 2 days. One day for the first hand to dry and the second day for the other hand. The little paper says "You hold my heart in your hands". I had them laminated so they can last forever!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Book Boxes

Book Boxes

These Book Boxes are made out of cereal boxes! One cereal box makes two book boxes which helps for those students who cannot bring one. The reading program used at my school is Success for All (SFA). We read the Shared Stories pictured for four days each. When students are done they store them in these Book Boxes. By the end of the school year students take home their full Book Box and have a wonderful collection to read over the summer. Students loved decorating them! Check out the character from Nightmare Before Christmas!
I will add a copy just as soon as I get that part figured out! LOL!

Tissue Kids

Tissue Kids
I did this at the beginning of the school year. Students used tissue paper squares to decorate themselves.

My Love List

My Love List
Students created a list of things they love.
After they were finished they decorated their tissue paper hearts.
Students wrapped a pre-cut tissue paper square around their pencil tops.
Students rub their glue sticks on the end.
Finally students press the pencil top with tissue paper onto their hearts.
Great for fine motor practice!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Day Books

Here are some of the titles I read to my kinders!