Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's been a while!

 Last week was a little too crazy to blog! I started a bootcamp last week and had lots of work to do for grad school. Today, I just HAD to blog! I wanted to blog about a few things that we do in the classroom. 

For reading workshop last week, we talked about how to care for your books. Yesterday we took pictures and made an anchor chart titled How Good Readers Take Care of Books. 

Here are the pictures!

We hug our books like friends.

 We turn the pages slowly and gently after reading the whole page!

 We put our books back in their home!

We LOVE technology in kindergarten! Here are some pictures of the kids using our iTouches and the Smart Board! 

A few kindergarten teachers wrote a grant for iPods and we got 16! The kids LOVE them. We have TONS of educational apps! (I'll have to blog tomorrow about all of our apps!)

We use the SMART Board for EVERYthing! The first few weeks of school our SMART Board didn't work several days. Last Friday, the fabulous technology fairy brought me a NEW projector. Here are pictures of our letter study!

We practice writing the letter.

 We sort pictures of objects that start with that letter and that do not. 

More writing practice.

Way to go! 

Another thing we do on the SMART Board is our name study! Each day we have a king or queen of the day. We find out their favorite things and then we each practice writing that persons name then we draw a picture of them or their favorite things. At the end of the day I send home a book with each person's paper and a picture of them with their crown. Here is our name study! Then some pictures of us practicing writing!

Here are some of our station pictures!

Pocket Chart
Last week our shared reading was Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar! This week we are practicing putting each friends name in the poem and reading it! 

I got this idea from Pinterest!  They pull a lower case letter out of a bag and then they highlight the uppercase letter! Brilliant! 

Hope you're having a great week! Tomorrow will be a GREAT day!

1 comment:

  1. Love all the technology you have...you lucky girl! :-)