Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sharing Sunday-December

 I had such a great time discovering some new Holiday resources for my kinders! This is one of my favorite times of the year and I hope that this can help with your planning during this busy time. Click on the images below to download the PDFs. In the PDF file, all of the images are hyperlinks and will take you directly to 
each resource. 
These are some of my absolute favorite holiday books-especially Mooseltoe! Check out GoldenGang Kindergarten's blog post, which has some great activities to go with this book.  
 SCORE! I think I've found my NEW favorite holiday book-Stick Man. It's about a stick who is trying to find his way back to his Family tree during the holidays.  It has rhyming words, repetitive phrases and would be great for sequencing. I did not find a lot of kindergarten friendly resources for this book so I will likely create my own, including an activity where my students can transform their stick into another object. 
 I love this activity because students can do this multiple times by comparing their name with several of their classmates'. They can compare the number of circles, numerals and also determine which snowman is taller/shorter than another.  
These are just a few of the craftivities that I love to do with my students during the last week before the Holiday break. The handprint calendar is a parent favorite every year. However, when our "frozen" bells arrive from the North Pole-the kids lose it! Last year, they talked about it for at least a month.
Head back to the The Primary Peach for MORE December fun and freebies

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Using Padlet in the Classroom

I'm blogging over at The Primary Peach about Using Padlet in the Classroom
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Retelling of the First Thanksgiving

Padlet is one of my favorite tools to use to collaborate inside the classroom and beyond our four walls. This week we retold the events of the First Thanksgiving using the ShowMe app and then used Padlet to store all of our videos. It makes them so much easier to access when they are housed in one place.