Saturday, September 21, 2013

Five for Friday (on Saturday)

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for their weekly Five for Friday! Sorry it's a day late! :)

1. All About a Number

I'm LOVING including my "All About a Number" bulletin board pack in my calendar time with my kinders! They are really thinking about the number I give them- we use the day of the month that it is. They are getting so good at finding the number on my 100's chart, and then telling the number before it, and after it. My favorite part is that we show it on ten frames and then tell how many groups of ten it is. Decomposing numbers is a standard that is difficult for my kinders, and I really think looking at it daily is helping! Be sure to check it out at my store!!
2.  My version of Daily 5
My kids are doing very well working independently at their Daily 5 centers. We work for 12 minutes at each center, and they know they are expected to work the whole time, and that I (as well as my assistant) are working with our groups and can not talk to them during this time- unless of course it's an emergency. Here are a few pics of some of their centers!
Word Work:

Read to Self:

3. Trying to be crafty

I'm really trying to include more crafts this year. I'm trying to keep them related to something we are working on, but I feel like sometimes I get caught up in all that we HAVE to do, and I forget that it is kindergarten! Here is our latest... Nothing too fancy, but we had fun! The trees were die-cuts and then I just chopped up construction paper and had my kiddos glue it on. Then all they had to do is fill in the blanks with their names and color words. :) You can find the printable for the writing part of it for free at my store!
4. Daddy's Home!
My week is always a little bit easier when my pilot husband is home.. This week, I was def a little bit jealous of the fun he was having with Amelia while I was at school! They went to Baby Time at our local library, and then went to check out a new park! I'm so glad she is able to do these things with him, but, I'd be lying if I said I was okay not being part of it... 

5. Fall is coming!!!

Sorry I don't have a picture, but I'm SO happy it's starting to feel like fall! We've had the windows open, and today we had chili cooking in the crock pot all day and I made another loaf of pumpkin bread! :)

I hope you all had a wonderful week! Don't forget to check out Doodle Bugs to find out what other teachers are up to!


  1. My five for Friday was late also. We have a All About a Number activity. I call it "Number It" Lots of learning going on in your room!
    Chickadee Jubilee

  2. Loved looking at your pictures. Thanks for sharing!!