Sunday, September 16, 2012

The first 2 weeks back...

Phew!
It's been two weeks now that we have been back at school.
I have a great group of students this year!  They all come to school with big smiles on their faces which makes the day run so much better when you start off on the right foot, don't you agree?
 
As many of you know, I teach full day/alternate day kindergarten so I have 2 groups of students.  This year I am teaching a Senior Kindergarten class on the A-days (Mon/Wed/alt. Fri) and a split JK-SK class on the B-days (Tue/Thu/alt. Fri).  I think my little JKs will learn so much being with the SKs!
 
We have been so busy these past two weeks.  Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to.
 
We started our Literacy Baskets this past week.  My volunteer, Miss Josie, was helping out at this table group.  The students are playing a colour (roll the die) game called Going to School. 
You can find this game in Tanya Solano and my 
 
The students are practicing directionality using a pencil.  This activity is from Julie Lee.
 
We had so much fun using markers doing Rainbow Strokes.  It is also from Julie Lee.
 
I have a student teacher, Ms. Pattara, learning and teaching in our class for next several weeks.  She is great!  Ms. Pattara worked with the students to complete their Rainbow Names.
 
I did this Rainbow Names activity (from Deanna Jump) last year and it came out so cute that I thought we should do it again.  The names are drying this weekend but we will be hanging them up this week so check back for pictures.
 
I showed students all the fun things we can do at the Writing Centre.  We start this centre off s-l-o-w.  This week I put in some activities like this one, What's In My Backpack?, from my Back to School Literacy and Math Activities.
 
My kiddies already LOVE the Write the Room activity and we just started this week!  I couldn't keep up!  They all wanted a clipboard to do this centre!
This is the Back to School Write the Room centre.  My students are searching for the hidden school buses that have words and pictures on them.  They must record their information on the worksheet.  They just love when I tell them that they are Mystery Word Detectives! 
(And using that clipboard is SO.MUCH.FUN!)
 
We will be starting with our Pocket Chart centre soon.  All of these activities will come from my best-selling All Year Long Pocket Chart Fun unit. 
I have had a lot of e-mails asking me how I store my Pocket Chart activities.
 
 
I put the sentence strips, along with the individual words cut up for a matching activity, in here.  It's just a sentence strip box from Trend but the right size to hold everything.
 
 
Then I store my worksheets and coloured pictures in labelled individual envelopes in this plastic bin.
 
You can click on the link below if you would like the large sign for your storage bin.
 
 
Would you like to win EVERYTHING from my units that appears on this blog post?
 
That's right!  You can win my:
 
...I'll even throw in this one...
 
Just leave me a comment with your e-mail address below.  ONE lucky winner will be chosen.
Hurry! 
You have to act quick ... contest closes tonight at midnight EST!
 
Happy teaching!
 
 
 
 
 
 


86 comments:

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    preschoolsuperstars
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    Valerie Demorest

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  59. Thank you for always sharing, Alessia! I use so many of your wonderful ideas in my classroom. Would love to add your pocket chart resources as well! Cindy

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  79. Already own your back to school read and write the room activity and love it! Would be thrilled to win the others!
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  80. hey alessia!great post!i can't find the followers tab for my blog-any ideas?.i told you i'm so behind on this blogging thing. :)

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  83. Alessia, great pictures of some totally fantastic activities!

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    Teaching With Love and Laughter
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  84. Your classroom activities and ideas look GREAT! I would love to follow in your footsteps one day when i have a classroom of my own!!
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