Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Valentine!

On Valentine's Day I got the best Valentine's Day present.  

Introducing my new addition:

Chalan Price Wolfe
8 pounds 12 ouces
21.5 inches long

born on Feb. 14, 2013
6:54 p.m.

Thanks for checking out my Valentine's present!! Isn't it the best gift in the world.

Kindergarten, 2nd -

Friday, February 8, 2013

Lesson plans, Dental Health, and Sight Words

Working, working, working on getting my lesson plans finished.  

I have now made it to the end of April, however I do have some of the last few weeks finished, just not completely put together.  I now feel if I go into labor tonight (wishful thinking) I have enough planned and ready to go.
photo of lesson plans
Top view of lesson plans.  I actually have one more crate on the right. This is everything for the rest of the year.
I tried to put everything together that my sub would need.  Copies of what the students are completing and any projects they are working on.  Also, sight word flash cards and sight word word wall words.  Phonogram posters and word family posters.  Basically everything my sub will need for the week is in the crate week by week.  On some weeks I even added what books she will need to get from our library.
Photo of Lesson Plans
This has taken me a while to do, however I think it is worth it.  I really only had to make 2 weeks of lesson plans for my sub for when I leave, however I wanted to make sure my students were covering everything they needed to by the end of the year.

I do like how I have put everything together in the crates.  I may do this every year to help make the year flow better.

This week I had to test my students on sight words, phonograms, and letters for mid-terms.  Once I was finished assessing all the students I wrote down what each child missed.  Then I had my assistant write out flash cards for the students so they could practice at home.
Photo Flash cards

Photo of Flash cards

This week we also studied Dental Health.  Here are some of the writings we did.

The first writing we did together.
photo of dental health
The Dentist is my friend.
photo of Dental Health
The Dentist is my friend.
For the next writing, I gave the students a picture of a tooth and they had to write about it. 
Photo of Dental Health
I brush my teeth.
I wanted to concentrate on writing during this unit.  We have been working on starting with an uppercase and adding an end mark.

Kindergarten, 2nd -

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Magnets, New Items, Groundhog Day, and Subway Art

This week my class learned about magnets.  My students just loved learning about them.  Their faces lit up when they got to explore with them.  I love knowing they love what we are doing.

We learned about what magnets stick to and the different shapes magnets come in.  The pictures below are the students explore what exactly a magnet attracts to and what it repels.  They are working as a table to sort the items to magnetic and not magnetic.

Then the next day the students had to do their own sort.

Magnet Sort

Another new item I have in my shop is my iHeart Man.  I would love to have you check it out!  There are two different ones you can make and 6 different iPads you can choose from.  Check it out!   
Photo of iHeart Man Wolfelicious
Photo of iHeart Wolfelicious
Aren't they adorable?!!

Then, we also learned about Groundhog Day.  We made these adorable hats to wear and did a writing about if we thought the groundhog would see his shadow.  I forgot to take a picture of their writing, but you can see it here from last year.  (It is a freebie so make sure you check it out).  On Monday, I plan on having the students finish up their writing.

Photo of Groundhog Hat Wolfelicious

One of my fellow team members had her baby on the 31st!  I am so excited for her.  She had an adorable little girl.  I have seen the Subway Art floating around on Pinterest and just knew I needed to make one for her.  Her nursery is pink and gray so I made it in those colors.  I am so excited to give it to her.  I hope she likes it.  I like them so much that I had to make them for me too.  Here is the one for my son that I made.
Photo of Baby Subway Art Wolfelicious
I made it an 11 by 14.  Now I just need to get two frames.  I have started the next baby's with the name and some of the information.  Once I have him all I have to do is enter the information and send it to Walgreens to print.  Easy peasy wall art that looks awesome.  Once I get both of them up I will take a picture so you can see how they turned out.  

I hope you had a good week.

Kindergarten, 2nd -