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Kay Sommer
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Making Spaceman Sticks
Every year I like to make a set of these spaceman sticks for my students.  It is a great help when teaching your class how to make spaces between words!  It is an essential writing tool in my classroom! Simply print the spacemen onto labels (or you can use ...

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Constitution Day!
We had fun learning about the Constitution today!  I found these ideas on Pinterest! We began by making tricorn hats with "powdered" hair.  I prepped the materials by cutting blue construction paper into the hat shape, and by cutting white construction pape...

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Tops and Bottoms
We are reading one of my favorite books this week - Tops & Bottoms  by Janet Stevens.  We just love how Hare tricked the lazy Bear! After reading the book, we charted out the different vegetables that Hare got - the bottoms (beets, carrots, and radishes), t...

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Fun with Coconuts!
We have been busy learning about all kinds of seeds.  Large seeds, small seeds, fruit seeds, vegetable seeds, and flower seeds. Today we spent the last part of the day exploring coconut seeds.  I brought in a coconut, some bottled coconut water, and lots of...

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It's A TpT Cyber Sale Gift Card Giveaway!
It's that time again!  That's right - it is time for the Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale!  And I am giving away a $10 TpT gift card to one lucky winner!!! But I'm not the only one!  If you continue through the blog hop, you have a chance to win over $250 i...

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Halloween Zombie Tags
It's Halloween!!!  What did the zombies say to the teachers??? The zombies encouraged the teachers to "Keep Growing Brains!"   HAHAHA! While shopping in the Halloween section at Target, I found a huge bag of Sour Patch Zombie Kids!  It got my creative juice...

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Halloween Pasta Graphing
During my latest trip to Cost Plus World Market, I found this fun Halloween pasta and immediately knew that it would be perfect for a graphing activity! I gave each student a small Dixie cup with some pasta.  The students sorted the pasta and then counted h...

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Jack-o'-lantern Counting Mathtivity
The fall weather is slow to come to Southern California, but I am still having a great time completing fall projects with my kindergarten students! Last week we made these fun jack-o'-lanterns and they look fantastic on my math bulletin board! I copied the ...

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Thinking Map Roundup
We just finished up our 22nd day of school and for many of those 22 days I have used Thinking Maps to help the students share their thinking. I was trained in Thinking Maps years ago and I truly enjoy creating them with my kindergarten students!  I tend to ...

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Ready for School Year 2016-2017
Another school year has begun and I have spent nearly a week getting my room ready.  Cleaning (75+ Clorox wipes and 5 Swiffer dusters later), unpacking, and covering bulletin boards.  Printing, laminating, and taping. Leveling, stapling, and organizing.  Al...
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