Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Schedulin Sunday: Halloween!

Happy Schedulin Sunday!  I am actually Schedulin for a 4 day sub this week.  YIKES!

My school is participating in the TIME Collaborative.  It's a process to find ways to make your school run more efficiently so you maximize your instructional time.  It's all about working smarter not harder.  So...they are sending our team to Boston to visit schools who have been through the process.  So I am off to Boston for four days!!!


But I wanted to share some Halloween ideas that you might use in your classroom!


Read Go Away Big Green Monster.  Give students a white piece of construction paper.  Squirt paint in the middle.  Squick.  Add eyes, nose and a mouth.  Students can write about their monster!



Paint 2 paper plates black.  Cut one plate in half to make wings.  Glue or staple on the wings.  Add eyes.


Give each student a pumpkin.  Allow them to clean out the pumpkin.  Fill with potting soil.  Add a flower!

Q-TIp Skeletons!
Feet painting!  Candy Corn and ghosts!
Some super fun science experiments!




Click here for your directions and recoding sheets!





Make predictions about what will happen when you put the egg in vinegar.  Place egg in vinegar on day one.  On day 2 examine the egg and place in food coloring.  Remove.  MONSTER EYES!


Click here for a fun math freebie!


And by request, here is another Smashing Pumpkins creation!  This one is for numbers and counting to 20!  Skills included:  tally marks, ten frames, counting and number recognition!




Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Thursday Centers!






You can see how I made this center by clicking the picture!


You can get this monster mash letter recognition freebie by clicking the picture!





These word jars are a huge hit!  Click the picture to learn how to make them and use them!









You can find out more about these centers by clicking on the pictures below!









My Frolicking Into Fall creation is on sale for $3.50!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Monster Mash ABC FREEBIE!

We returned back to school after our week long (go ahead...throw things...hehe) fall break.  Can I just say how excited I was to get back to see my 'staches?!   Seriously they've all grown a few inches and were seriously smarter!  LOVE THEM!

So I have one sweet 'stache, who we will call "Little" (he looks like Chicken Little....seriously too cute for words!).  He is struggling to learn letters.  So I wanted something fun and engaging to help him work on his letters!    But what??!?!  Well, I found these bags at Target....and an idea was born!


Say hello to my little friend:  Monster Mash Letter Recognition!



Print the cards and recording sheet.

Place the cards in the monster bag (or any fun Halloween container).

Student chooses a card, names the letter.  Finds the letter.  Names the letter again.  Color.  

Even better??  Use Scentos smelly markers!




Here's your freebie!

Click to get your freebie from my TPT store! 






Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Schedulin Sunday!


Well, fall break is over.  It's back to work for me.  BUT the week starts off with a BANG!  The one and only...the amazing...the brilliant...Jen Jones from Hello Literacy is presenting at my school tomorrow.  AND we're having dinner.  AND she's staying the night at my house.  AND she's gonna ride in Smorgie1!  AND I am so excited I probably won't sleep tonight.  AND JEN JONES IS COMING!  JEN JONES IS COMING!

If you've never checked out her amazing resources, do it now!  


And now onto our regularly scheduled post.

As always, here are my lesson plans for the week.  I am excited becuase these are the first set of plans created using Pages on my Mac.  I am moving away from Microsoft Office.  Slowly but surely.  Can I just say it's an adjustment, but not using Office means I don't see the rainbow spinny wheel and that makes Mr. Greg a happy boy!




This week is all about bats!  So here are some bat ideas we will be using this week!
Cats vs. bats spin and graph!



Bats KWL!


 Batty AT words!



Cylinder bats!   Always a favorite!  Simply roll black paper into a cylinder and staple.  Cut out wings.  Staple on.  Add googly eyes and fangs.  Purple and black streamer on the bottom!  BAM!


Do you like bats?


Handprint bats!


Parts of a bat!


Paper plate bats!

For math, it's all about comparing numbers!  I whipped up this little gem to help us with greater than less than!


We will be comparing students...real objects...dice...and more!  


And here are some freebies for you!

Click to download!





Many of our resources this week come from these creations:




430 pages!  All 6 of my Halloween creations in one bundle!








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