I can't believe how fast our school year is moving along!
We have a very busy month ahead of us...
this week we are going on our first field trip to Downey pumpkin patch. It will be so much fun!
We are wrapping up our September units and starting our unit on Pumpkins!
I am teaming up with my teaching partner (and great friend), Mrs. Parisi, to create a Pumpkin Unit to be posted on TpT later on this week.
In the meantime, look at what we have been up to!
We finished learning about our September sight words by completing this fun activity from my ABC's and 123's unit.
This was our Pocket Chart story for the week. The JK students had to read the sentence and match the colour of the apple. The SK students had to complete the worksheet by filling in the missing sight word "am".
You can find this and other pocket chart activities in my
Here's how I store my worksheets beside my pocket chart for easy access. I keep pencils, erasers and pencil crayons to help the students fill in the worksheet.
I have the best volunteer that assists in my classroom each Tuesday and Thursday. Here is Ms. Josie making poetry cards for each letter of the alphabet. They correspond to
I love the poems! Ms. Josie is so talented! I can't draw at all! HA!
(Sorry - I have no idea why the picture is rotated! I can't seem to fix it either!)
I have had a lot of e-mails asking how I store the worksheets from my centres and when I send them home.
After my students complete a worksheet during centre time, they put it in the "Finished Bin" (which is just a coloured basket on my shelf).
I go through them quickly at the end of the day and file them away in each student's file (which is just a file folder in my filing cabinet). At the end of each month, I staple all of the worksheets together and have students complete this monthly cover page. I then put this packet into a twin pocket folder which I call my Centre Work folder. I send this home at the end of the year.
My teaching partner, Mrs. Parisi, created these monthly worksheets which I love!
They are from her Kindergarten Memory Book
(and they can easily be used for Pre-K and Grade 1 too!).
The students draw a picture of themselves and write their name on the bottom. It's a great way to see how much they improve month after month!
(And I love that it serves as a title page to everything we have been learning about in that month).
See, now you have an easy and great way to organize all of those loose papers each month!
Just a reminder that everything in my TpT store is on sale 20% off only until midnight tonight! Hurry over!
Coming up this week.....pumpkin fun!