Sunday, February 12, 2012

Little Bit of This and That...

Well, I have been too busy to post so here is a little of this and a little of that of what we have been doing in our classroom. :)

First of all we had 100th day on February 1st. We had fun activities with the Kindergarten in the gym. We did things like counting to 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's. We also grouped the kids into tens and had them dribble the ball, jump rope, and walk in circles by 10's. We then had them jog in place, do jumping jacks, and remain silent for 100 seconds. We ended the activities by having the kids get into the 100 formation. It isn't perfect but hey they are in Kindergarten and 1st grade! LOL

We also created a gumball machine with 100 gumballs inside. Each student cut out 5 gumballs and we placed them into the machine 5 at a time to count by 5's.

This is the machine my son helped me draw. LOL  He even came up with the saying to put inside. Thanks Chase!

Here is our finished product!

We also wrote predictions for groundhog's day. The students had to choose if Phil would see his shadow or if he would not see his shadow.  On Thursday, we made our groundhog craft to hang with our predictions. They turned out pretty cute. :)

Finally, last Thursday the 9th, we had our first official Family Reading Night. We had a theme of "Wild About Reading". We had a jungle theme with monkeys, lions, tigers, bears, and giraffes. We fed the families hot dogs and chips and then the kids went to four 15 min. stations. They could hear the story "Where the Wild Things Are" and the librarian dressed up as Max. We also had a making a book mark station and a room with sight word bingo. Also, we had a room where the kids would listen to the story and draw what they were visualizing. Overall, it wasn't a huge turn out but it was fun!

Well, we will see how this week goes with Valentine's Day on Tuesday and then I have a double birthday party on Friday!!  : P

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, I'm your newest follower and SO glad I found you. First of all I LOVE giraffes so that is too cute! Great ideas and I love pictures to go with posts. I teach first grade in CA...come on over and visit my blog sometime.
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