Friday, December 28, 2012

My very 1st thematic unit!

I am so excited to share with you guys my very first "big" unit!! Holy Moly- I have been working on it for a while but have finally finished! =) You can see my earlier post with some samples of my kids work that went a long with the unit. Please check it out and leave me some thoughts! :)

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Rufolf & **Freebie!!**

Well today was a good day! I am pooped, but it was good. I was so happy to see my kiddos this morning, hugged each one as they walked in. I was suprised when a few brought up what had happened Friday. We talked about it but not at great length. I just reminded them of what we need to do if bad people like that were to ever enter the building and how serious it is even when it is just for practice. They all handled it really well, most not really understanding what the others were talking about.

We, as I am sure everyone else is, are talking about Christmas this week! Such a chaotic fun week! =) We have half days, well... I say half days but we get out at 10:45... so, not sure how half t hat is but whatever. So we are cramming in a whole lot into this week!

Today we read Rudolf and discussed character feelings and how those feelings might change throughout a story.

You can grab this freebie here
We also FINALLY (my kids have been dying) to read Pete the Cat Saves Christmas! :) Oh how they love them some Pete. After reading I came up with this little craftivity and writing to go along with the book. They turned out pretty cute, I might say! =)

Tomorrow we are talking about Santa! =) Ill be sure to post some more tomorrow! 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

heavy heart

All morning I have been watching news coverage, reading CNN and of course facebook. The more stories that come out about the shooting at Sandy Hook, the heavier my heart becomes. I cannot imagine. It is so scary to think that could have been my school, my best friends school, any of us bloggers school. In a field that you would think is completely safe to go to work each day and then something like this. I pray for healing, understanding and peace to the families, community and our nation.

with a heavy, heavy heart.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Outta this WORLD/ MIA much??

Goodness!! I have not writeen in forever!! :( This yea has definately been....different.... to put it nicely! I haven't had time to even think about blogging and shareing what is going on here. Things appear to be slowing down a little bit (knock on wood) so, I am going to try to get back into the groove of the blogging life.

This week we have been learning about SPACE! They have loooooved it- I feel they always love those science units. We have talked about the sun, moon, stars, astronauts and ofcourse...aliens! I wanted to share some pictures of the thigns we've been doing, along with some activities! I have been working on a space unit, because-- come to find out there isn't much out there for kindergarten! So, stay tuned! =)

Moon facts in our science journal. 

We read Moustronaut and learned about text-to-self connections and character feelings. It was such a cute book and the kids enjoyed it. They did a great job inferring how the mouse might be feeling! 

some of our anchor charts

we learned about syllables last week so we did a little spacey syllables activity! =) 
We wrote facts about the different things we learned about in our science journal after have a class discussion and creating an anchor chart. They did great! 
I am hoping to have this unit posted in the next week or so!! I am so excited to share it with you. I am also hoping to share some of the fun things were doing this week... it's Gingerbread week! =)