Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fun with bears FREEBIE....and look what I got!


I know it's only Thursday but we have had a fun week so far!  And tomorrow's Teddy Bear Picnic is a perfect way to wrap up the week!
 
Since we are learning all about measuring things using non-standard units (like unifix cubes, yarn, paper clips, etc.) I thought it would be fun to measure ourselves....using HONEY POTS!
Yup, you read that correctly.
I made these little honey pots to tie into our bear theme and after partnering the students and having them measure each other, they completed this fun worksheet.
 
I love how this little kinder made his hair stand up straight so that the honey pots would reach the top of his head!
 
You can download this activity (complete with honey pots and worksheet) for free here.
 
Also.......look what came in the mail for me yesterday!
These cute aprons, chef hats and detective hats were sent to me by one of my bloggie BFF's,
She has a great new unit out called Solano's Pizzeria Pizza Unit.  Can you say a-dor-a-ble!!!
I am going to be uding this unit in a few weeks, you know, that stretch at the end of November/beginning of December?  This unit has so many great activities that the kids will just love everything...especially while wearing these new aprons and hats!
Check out her unit here.
 
Tanya also has other great TpT products...here is a emergent reader my little JK students did today while in reading groups.
They picked up the sight words "I" and "see" so quickly and loved that they could read the colour words on each page.
You can find this reader by clicking here.
She even has a pocket chart story that goes with the reader.
 
Our Kindergarten team uses a 2-year plan for our themes, units and activities that we follow.  That's because the JK and SK curriculum is one document and although we may teach the same thing, our expectations are different.  And when the JK's get to SK, they aren't doing the same themes or learning the same things that they learned the year before. 
Last fall, we studied Nursery Rhymes at this time of year.  I finally got around to combining all of those activities into one big unit on TpT.
You can check it out here.
 
 
I'd love to give this unit away to the first 3 lucky people.
Leave me a comment below telling me your favourite nursery rhyme and don't forget to leave me your e-mail address!
 
I'm off to wrap up my notes for Parent-Teacher interviews next week.  Have a great night!
 

16 comments:

  1. I love Hey Diddle Diddle! Looks like a great unit. Thanks.

    Rene Owens
    renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  2. My favorite is Sing a Song of Sixpence!
    dbtrout@hotmail.com

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  3. I LOVED nursery rhymes when I was younger. My favorite one was always Sing a song of six pence.

    Jennifer Nolen
    Jnolen@dcbe.org

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  4. I love Three Blind Mice. I'm sure your unit is adorable!
    Thanks!
    Tammy
    tlclark925@hotmail.com

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  5. I'm not sure I have a favourite nursery rhyme. Does Itsy Bitsy Spider count as one? That would be mine.

    I love your honey pots and will definitely be using that in January when we do bears and measurement. Thank you for sharing.

    Thanks again from a fellow Canadian teacher. :)

    Leah
    leahterry@shaw.ca

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  6. Humpty Dumpty!

    Ruth
    prestrr@gmail.com

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  7. I love Humpty Dumpty! We sing Dr. Jean's Nursery Rhyme Rap! This unit looks like a lot of fun!

    emily.pittman@spart5.net

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  8. I love Little Miss Muffett! This unit is adorable!!

    ~Kay

    twinkletoez773@yahoo.com!

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  9. LOVE your new unit!! My favorite nursery rhyme is Humpty Dumpty.

    Thanks for sharing your honey pots. I am going to turn it into a class book.

    Stacey White
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  10. Adorable idea using honey pots for measuring! Renee

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  11. I love your new unit! Again great ideas and special things to do. Thanks for all you do! I have a few favorites... such as Hickory, Hickory Dock! Have a great week! God bless! sharon.washington96@yahoo.com

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  12. Love the honey pot measuring....super cute! Your new unit has some wonderful ideas! I am your newest follower.

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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  13. I like Little Miss Muffett and Little Jack Horner. Would love this for my prek and k library classes.

    librarylady921@sbcglobal.net

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  14. My favorite nursery rhyme is Jack and Jill (clemke@byron226.org)

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  15. My favourite nursery rhyme is Wee Willie Winkie. I also have a pyjama party at the end of my nursery rhyme unit with my K's. thx for all your great ideas and hard work. This unit would be great for my class. Lbutrico@hotmail.com

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  16. We're doing bears too! Love your measuring activity.

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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