Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day + FREEBIE!

It's that time of year again....
Valentine's Day (or week, should I say?)
 
We seem to celebrate it all week long.  In fact, we have already been talking about Valentine's Day and working on themed centres.
(We had a HUGE snowstorm on Friday and I only had 6 students from my class along with 10 from the class across the hall so we couldn't have a "normal" work day - it sure was a fun day, though!)
 
Here's what we've been doing last week:
 
This is our pocket chart story along with the worksheet.
Isn't that handwriting incredible!  I am so proud of my kinders!
 
You Have Mail!
Working on beginning sounds - everyone wanted to do this centre - they couldn't get enough of opening up the envelopes and finding the picture inside on the letter!
 
One of the things we have been working on since we returned from Christmas break is numbers to 10.
At this centre, the students had to shake and spill 10 counters and record their answer.  I had them also circle which number was more.
This was a great way to show them the many ways we can make 10!
 
We had a special visitor the other week....Flat Stanley!
A sweet friend I met last year at the I Teach K! Conference, Beth, asked if her nephew would be able to send me his Flat Stanley to visit as part of his grade 2 project.
Of course!
I brought him to work a few days and the kids loved him!
Here he is helping us learn all about number 9.
 
And here is Flat Stanley playing the Find that Groundhog! game with us!
 
We had to say good-bye to Flat Stanley.  He leaving Canada tomorrow and venturing to Nashville, TN to spend some time with Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard.
Safe travels!
 
This is a picture of the card we made (it's the same as last year's card).  You can read all about that here.
 
Okay, here's a little freebie for you from my Valentine's Day Literacy and Math Activities unit.
We are going to be doing this tomorrow so I thought I would share in case you are looking for a few last minute things to do this week.
 
Students will be sorting the cards according to the number of syllables.
Click on the picture above to download this for free!
 
You can find more Valentine's Day activities in my fun unit!  Click on the picture to take check it out!
 
Wishing you a great week!  Stay tuned - more pics to follow from this fun week!
 

 

6 comments:

  1. 6 kids?? I had a day like that a few years ago. It was actually a lot of fun and one of my students said to me "Mrs. Pauley, I wish there were only a few kids in our class every day!" Ha....don't we all?

    Thanks for the awesome freebie! I can't wait to use it this week in my classroom!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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  2. Thanks for the syllable sort freebie!! My kids are working on syllables right now, so this will be perfect!!

    Debbie
    K is for Kinderrific

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  3. Stanley looks so cute in your class! I bet he had a great time!!! Thanks again for hosting him!!

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  4. Thank you so much for the syllable freebie! I have a groups of kiddos who really need some extra practice with this. I hope it warms up for you soon. I feel a bit guilty enjoying the sun in California while so many of you are still covered in snow!
    -Andrea
    simmonsa1@sfusd.edu

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