Today I was working on my kindergarten sub binder for next year in an attempt to be organized! I cam across an article about a substitute kindergarten teacher. I found it humorous and it gave me some prospective… Enjoy!
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I would like to report that our school district has had it’s first snow day today! I was able to sleep in for a little while and now I am enjoying some time on the couch with my warm blanket. I also let Wrigley play outside for a little while and he had a blast. He was jumping around, eating the snow, and just generally being his silly self!
It seems that we have had a lot of celebrate in kindergarten recently. Groundhog day is another day that many kindergarten classes talk about. In my opinion this day is great for science and writing. I am excited to celebrate this year with my kids. I created a printable book (with clip art I found online) and will post the links of any other great ideas I find on the web!
Wake Up Mr. Groundhog Book (I got this idea from something I saw at school, so it is not an original idea.)
Groundhog Poem and Picture from T-net!
Mrs. Keenan’s Videos (I want to go to PA for the day, maybe next year?!)
Shadow puppets: This can be done with the overhead projector or flashlights. Have the students use their hands to create puppets and explore shadows.
Wow! There are so many great ideas out there from teachers around the country… Here is a list of ideas I have done in my room and ideas that other people have created!
100th Day Trail Mix:The teacher provides 10 different small snack items like pretzels, marshmallows, cereal, etc… Students take 10 of each piece and fill their bag.
100th Day of School Crown from the Virtual Vine!
100th day printable book made by me.
Kindercritters ideas I especially like the sticky dots idea. I am going to do this when we celebrate this year.
100th Day Poem by ABC Teach and Songs 4 Teachers
Have the students draw a picture of themselves at age 100 or some teachers have asked their students to dress up s if they were 100 years old.
100 Collection: Send home a zip top bag with students and have them collect 100 items at home. Buttons, cereal, dry beans, pennies, etc…
Jump 100 times or do other physical activities 100 times.
Build a chain with 100 paper or plastic links
Take 100 steps outside the classroom and see how far you can get
Write 100 with different colors 100 times, use each color 10 times to have a math link.
Collect 100 signatures or write 100 words from around the classroom.
As I was driving in my car today listening to Obama’s speech I was thinking of a way I could share all this with my students. The tune to BINGO came into my head and then I came up with this…
It is something quick and catchy that will help the kids learn something new… Enjoy!I know the 44th president, Obama is his name-0. OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA,Barack Obama!
I recently was searching for some new management ideas for my kindergarten classroom. I came across the below videos on www.youtube.com. I highly reccomend watching the first video, it takes place in a college class but can easily be adapted for any grade, even kindergarten. The second video is an actual kindergarten room.
I watched the videos and took some notes. I tried them in my classroom the next day. Success! These videos offer ways to get the students attention and ideas for having them teach each other (one of my favorite parts.)
Teacher: Oh,oh, classy-o!
Class: Oh, oh, yessy-0!
Everyone puts their hands on their heads and looks at me…