Monday, March 30, 2015

Splish, Splash Ducky Math!!
Today we began new Math Centers. I think this is going to be a favorite. It was so simple to make and the little group today loved it. Their job was to choose 2 duckies in the pond (Each momma duck and baby had a number written on their bottoms between 1-6). Next, they turned them over and decide if they were going to add the numbers on the bottom of their duckies together or subtract them. Then, they recorded their number sentences and solutions on their recording sheets. After they solved their problem they returned the duckies to the pond and chose 2 more.
I bought the little duckies and pond (a giant blue bowl) from the Dollar Tree. Total cost $5!! And so much fun!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I have not been a very good blogger this year.  I don't really know why, but I've just felt a bit swamped!  I have a great group of little people this year and they are so busy learning.  We just started our Community Helper unit this past week and had our very first visitor.  Officer Arnold!!

Officer Candi Arnold came to share all about her career with us. The little cowpokes were quite fascinated with her taser, handcuffs, pepper spray, etc. Before Officer Arnold came to visit, we did a lot of reading and writing about police officers.  Below are a few pictures the children's final writing and samples of the different emergent readers I've created to help us learn about these important people in our community. Next week we have several more community helpers coming to visit. I'm hoping to get my community helper graphic organizers posted for you to see real soon.  You might want to check out my little emergent readers over at my TPT store!!  You can click on any of the samples below to take you to the link in my store.