Friday, February 20, 2015

100th Day of School

I'm ready for Friday even though we only had a 3 day school week!   

Let's join the Five for Friday fun at Doodlebugs Teaching and see how everyone's week went!

President's Day Holiday was followed by No School on Tuesday due to a major ice storm.  The roads were clear but so much damage to trees & power lines.  In our school district, there were 22 schools without power Monday evening and most of Tuesday.

Wouldn't you know that Tuesday was supposed to be our 100th Day of School!  The kids were pretty disappointed because they've looked forward to the big day ALL YEAR LONG!  But we celebrated in style when we returned from our Snow Ice Day!

The kids thoroughly enjoyed the floats we made for our 100th Day!  A couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream drenched with Ginger Ale...simple and yummy!

Here's a display of our 100 Collections we brought in from home!  We had everything from shiny pennies and delicious cereal to sparkly pom poms and colored pencils!  

As I was looking through my pictures, I remembered I wanted to share the display we recently made of a healthy MY PLATE!  The red checkered background is just a flimsy tablecloth I picked up at the Dollar Store.  I cut a really BIG plate from white bulletin board paper and had the kids color in each food section.  Next, we cut food pictures from magazines and grocery store ads and then sorted them into the various food groups.  BIG Display = BIG Impact on the kids! 

Have a great weekend everyone & stay warm! I'll be busy this weekend putting the final touches on a workshop I'm presenting next week at the annual GA Preschool Conference
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Math Centers

Super excited it's Valentine's week so I'm sharing a few Valentine Math Centers with sweet Tara at her  Monday Made It !  Be sure to check out what everyone's been making!
In addition to our regular math centers...Unifix cubes, dice, linking chains, magnet numbers, ten frames, and more...I provided my class with several fun and easy to make Valentine centers!
My Young 5's are learning to read number words so I created a simple Valentine game to give  them more practice.  I took a stack of cheap, white paper dessert plates and wrote the number words on them...tossed some Dollar Store heart shaped erasers into a holiday bowl...and let the reading and matching begin!  So easy!
Here's another activity you can make in just a few minutes!  It's  easy peasy!  I bought a package of decorative Valentine plates and labeled half with the number words and the other half with the numeral.  Students make a set by stacking the matching plates together.  I wrote on the back of each plate to make it self checking, too!
These little sweethearts are practicing their number words while counting Valentine cats!  I found a bag of pink kitty erasers during Halloween at the Target Dollar Spot and forgot to use them saved them for my Valentine centers!  For the numeral cards, I made a basic table and inserted cat clip-art along with the number words.  I printed a copy on pink paper and another on yellow paper giving me two centers!  When students finish one color they "get" to do the other one, too!  


Print, laminate, ready to go!  Does it get any easier than that?  We're working on missing numbers and what comes next so these  Heart Write-and-Wipe Cards are perfect practice

Quick, easy, fun Valentine Math Centers! 

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