Friday, September 12, 2014

Five for Friday - Pumpkin Spice & Names Are Nice

 
Time to join Five for Friday and to catch up with everyone after a busy 2nd week of school!
 

The temperature in Georgia is 89 and the humidity is off the charts but I started my Friday feeling like there's FALL in the air!  All it took was a dash of delicious Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice creamer in my morning coffee!  This big bottle costs less than one cup of that ol' expensive Starbucks pumpkin latte, too!

 
 
 
We worked hard on our names this week at school.  From rainbow writing to name puzzles and graphing how many letters to magically appearing names...these kids know their names well! 


 
We also practiced our handwriting in a wonderful name booklet I found  here.  By the end of the week, my students were very proud of how well they could write their name and I was thrilled with their improvement!

 
On September 11th, our school had Red/White/Blue Day.  Many of our students are trying to learn the Pledge of Allegiance, so I decided a Flag Napkin Book would be fun!  I found a package of patriotic July 4th beverage napkins in the clearance bin at the grocery store.  Then I cut white paper to fit inside and stapled it all together. 
  
 
Next, I printed the words to the Pledge of Allegiance with simple graphics I found here.  The kids cut the pictures, put them in the right order, and glued each page into their napkin book.
 
And this is what the assembled Flag Napkin Book looks like:

 
 

I was inspired to create these by the wonderful Kim Jordano in her Bookmaking session at I Teach K this summer!  The possibilities for Napkin Books are endless!




I have a gift card to a local nursery that I'm itching to spend.  I'm ready for fall flowers to freshen up my planters and pots.  Something like this would be beautiful!  I'm really afraid it's still too hot.



 Only happened a few times this week but it always makes me smile!
 
 


Have a wonderful weekend!

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3 comments:

  1. Love your napkin books! So super cute. Great idea with the interactive name chart. My kiddos have been hard at work on their names as well. I think all my kiddos can finally identify and write their name except for one who is on an IEP. So I am really proud of them all. I am with ya on being ready for fall. It has been over 100 for days upon days here and it is going to stay until at least Thursday yuck! Enjoy your weekend.

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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  2. Your napkin books are great! I love the simplicity of them, but that they were meaningful to the kids. Fingers crossed that I can make it back to I Teach K...so many great ideas!

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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  3. I love all of your name activities!! I need to do some of those this week, especially graphing the letters in their names. I was hoping to make tracing mats or playdough mats for each of their names too so they can use them during word work. Not enough time in the day I tell you! :)

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