Tuesday, April 24, 2012

All About February...

This school year has been so much fun! My students have absolutely blown me out of the water watching them take everything in. They have come a LONG way since August. I know we teachers, especially kinder teacher, say this around March/April of every year. BUT this time, I REALLY mean it!!

Here is a "picture snack" of our February main projects/events. ...Well...the ones I got pictures of...

First, to celebrate Groundhog's Day, we read some of our favorite books and then created this class graph. It was inspired I THINK from Mrs. Jump, but I honestly can't remember...

Here are our Valentine Cookies! We practiced addition before we learned how to add as a class. They rocked!!! :o)

This is a complete copy from Pinterest. I mean completely copied. I LOVED how these turned out! These are our owls that we made for our parents for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately we didn't get a picture of the "caption" that the students wrote and put right underneath the owl. 
It said "Owl Always Love You."
CUTE!! :o)

We practiced letter writing, so I wrote a love letter to my handsome. We talked about the opening, body (which in a love note HAS to include something you like about the person) ;o) and then the rest all of y'al know already...

I told y'all about Shannon's blog before...Shannon, if you read this for some reason, please understand how much I LOVE YOU!!! For this tired, preggo, kinder mama, you have been a God-send! I know I can't say any of those things to you for sympathy...especially when you were cranking out posts preggo and almost ready for the hospital, but still, THANK YOU!
This is one of Shannon's amazingly cute printables. We used it in our math center when we were learning about money. In this game, the students read the number and then match that many pennies. Then they record their matches on their paper...they tally the amount of pennies on the card and write the number that matches.
Every printable she makes that we use, we print out two sets and mount each set to different colors of construction paper and laminate. This was the light pink set...there was a neon pink set as well. :o)

February was Dental Health Month. We talked ALL about teeth, and then we did this science experiment. I can't remember where I got the idea from, but it's a great idea!! The experiment is to see how soda affects your teeth. We took eggs and left them all day in small cups filled with Pepsi. That afternoon, each student took his/her egg and observed how it had changed to a brownish color. They discussed what we could do to fix them (one answer included "take them to the dentist! He'll know what to do!") ...I love my job! :o) Finally, they decided that maybe we could try brushing them. We needed a little water, some toothpaste, and toothbrushes. After a lot of scrubbing, they whitened right up!!

**If you do this, please make sure you hard boil your eggs first. We did it last year, but I had the bright idea to forgo it this year. Disaster!! We had 3 egg casualties. And 3 student casualties (aka meltdowns). So promise me, hard boil the eggs!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot! We graphed what kind of toothpaste we use at home...

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