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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pet Rocks!

 Hi friends,

Like you, we've been very busy these days. This week we participated in the California Emergency Drill, we finished our DRDP assessments, and I had 9 parent teacher conferences. Next week will be as packed as this one with a few more conferences, dental screenings, curriculum training, IEP meetings and many other things that will definitely are not in our lesson plan book :)

Besides this week's busyness we had a ton of fun learning about pets!



We began our week "writing" some vocabulary words. We used magnetic letters and playdough.





Pet Rocks!
This cute pets were amazing! My kiddos created their own pets, they painted the rocks and glued on some googgley eyes. Some of them even names their "pets"... Rocky, Rocco, Blacky, and Tiny....aren't these cute?! The best part of this pets is that they do not need feeding, to be walked or get their litter box changed! LOL!
What is your favorite pet?

Keep learning!

Activities for Winter Celebration

Hi friends,

School's out! These five months of school have been wonderful for me. I got to be partnered with a wonderful co-teacher, I'm working at a great school within my district, have wonderful students and parents.

On Thursday, we had our Winter Celebration...it was just incredible! My kiddos worked very hard learning five winter-related songs to sing during our party, we decorated Christmas cookies and we had the surprise visit of Santa Claus!....their little faces was priceless.


One week before....
We were very busy these past two weeks. We were making ornaments, writing our names on snowmen, practicing patterns with colored candy canes, learning our songs and much more.


I loved this activity. The kiddos wrote each letter of their names on a snowman. We then, counted the letters in our names and charted the names according to amount of letters.




These little guys were made out of playdough. They manipulated the dough and painted it with white paint with glitter. Then using twigs, they created the snowman's arms.




One of my favorite winter books: The Mitten. After reading the story, my kiddos were given two pieces of construction paper to lace and put together plus pictures of the characters of the book. They cut the animals and placed them inside their mitten. They were able to retell the story and I was able to check for comprehension, win-win!


Gingerbread kids....without the calories!






These was an independent classroom activity. The materials were provided to them and they put it together to their own creative interpretation.....well, we don't have any snow in San Diego :)

Turn off your alarm clocks and enjoy your well-deserved Christmas break!

Love is in the air.....and a FREEBIE!

Hello friends,

These past weeks have been crazy busy! Assessments, conferences, deadlines, Kindergarten readiness meetings, and several unexpected events....the typical life of a teacher! Putting all that aside, I am very excited to have an upcoming holiday to celebrate in the classroom.

My kiddos and I began preparing for our Valentine's Day classroom celebration this week. We all are super excited! Here's a peek of our preparations:


Using straws, heart shapes cutouts and string, we are creating patterned necklaces. They are also practicing lacing and developing fine motor skills. This activity was based on the idea of Tons of Fun Preschool Activities blog.

This one was a huge success! The students traced and cut the hearts. They also wrote "I love you" and "Te Amo" on the sentence strip. To finalize this masterpiece, they glued teh hears onto the paper and clip it with a clothespin. Isn't this cute?!? I love how this turned out, I'm sure the parents are going to appreciate it!

Our math center this week was all about number sense and one-to-one correspondence. Using heart shaped cookie cutters, the students stamped the amount on each strip of paper. 


This upcoming week will be more fun activities in our classroom, stay tuned!
In the meantime, grab your uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet matching game {{HERE}}.

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Vote for me!

Hi friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful Presidents' Day week. In our classroom we celebrated Presidents' Day week by learning about our former Presidents Washington and Lincoln, and our current President Obama.

We read these fabulous books: Today, On Election DayDuck for President, and my favorite Election Day!


Each day we created an anchor chart. 
The first day we learned about George Washington.
With each President we learned five important and fun facts.
Order of President: 1
His dog and his name: Sweet Lips and True Love
His favorite food: cherries
Fun fact: Got his teeth pulled out when he was 57 years old and had fake teeth made out of hippopotamus teeth.
Height: 6'2" (a ribbon is inside a plastic baggie to compare with the other presidents)

Order of President: 44
His dog and his name: Bo
His favorite food: broccoli
Fun fact: Loves to play basketball.
Height: 6'1" (a ribbon is inside a plastic baggie to compare with the other presidents)

Order of President: 16
His dog and his name: Fido
His favorite food: apples and hot coffee
Fun fact: Stored important documents inside his hat.
Height: 6'4" (a ribbon is inside a plastic baggie to compare with the other presidents)


How did you celebrate Presidents' Day in your classroom?

Keep learning!