Monday, May 21, 2012

Under the Sea.....and the countdown begins!

I'm so sorry for not blogging in a while and I appreciate the e-mails from everyone to check on me.  I'm great - just so busy!
It's Victoria Day today here in Canada...which means a day off!  Yippee!  I'm up early because we have all kinds of fun things planned with our little ones.  First it's a trip to the garden centre...time to plant our herbs!

Anyways, if you are anything like me, when you read the title of this blog post you have the Disney song "Under the Sea" in your head.  These past few weeks, since we started our Under the Sea theme, that song has been constantly in my head!

Here's what we have been doing in my room this week...
This is my Write the Room Under the Sea activity.  The kiddies take a clipboard with a worksheet and find all of the hidden words around the classroom.  SO.MUCH.FUN!



I brought my kinders to the Library so that we could use the Smartboard.  They loved this activity!  It's a Message in a Bottle.  I paired them up and using the clues on the whiteboard they had to match the letter to the picture and solve their message.
I had 3 different messages so that they don't just copy the person sitting next to them.

Here's what I have planned for tomorrow and Wednesday.
We have been learning about word families and in this activity the students must make a word and draw it. 

I think that they will love searching and counting the creatures in the sea in this Look and Find activity.  Since we are getting really good at putting words in alphabetical order I thought my students would have fun with this cute activity (look on the right hand side of the photo).

You can find all of the above activities in my
We set up a pretend store in the afternoon during our math block.  My kiddies are getting so good at identifying coins!
(Yes, this has nothing to do with Under the Sea but I thought I would share anyways!)
And finally...the countdown begins!  One more month to go and it's summer vacation for me!  As I mentioned earlier, it's a long weekend for us and I have been enjoying mine so far.  We took our kids to Canada's Wonderland on Saturday.  That's an amusement park that's literally a few blocks away from our house....so we bought our Season Passes...guess where I am going next weekend?
Click on the picture to download.
Here's a little freebie for you from my newest unit,
I know that many of you finish this week.  Lucky ducks!
Hope you will be able to enjoy this with your kiddos before summer break starts.
We will be doing many activities from this unit in the next few weeks.  I love how it ties in really well after the Under the Sea theme.  As for this week, we are going on a field trip on Thursday and Friday!  Fun!!!

6 comments:

  1. Too cute! Everything looks like fun!

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  2. Hope you enjoyed your long weekend...the weather couldn't have been more perfect, could it?! So jealous about your Canada's Wonderland passes :) Thanks for the fun freebie...will have to try & squeeze it in yet before school's done!
    Anita
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

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  3. I love those ideas, especially that Message in a Bottle! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  4. Hello! You are so creative! This work for children looks great! :D

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