It's that time again! Five for Friday! Thanks to Doodle Bug for hosting this awesome Linky!
I have a Smart Board in my room!!!!! I've never had any kind of interactive board, and I'm so super excited to use it! If anyone has any tips on using this bad boy in kindergarten, I'm all ears.
We started learning about nouns this week. Today, we just focused on how nouns are people. I drew this LOVELY person outline (who doesn't have hands or feet...) and wrote all of the people we could think of. In the coming weeks, I plan to add an outline of a house with places, a circle with things, and maybe a dog with animals. I don't know...I always feel like I should specifically mention that animals are nouns because they don't clearly fall into "person, place, and thing" definition (not for a kindergartener at least!)
I am finally trying Velcro for name tags. I put 1 piece on each end of the tag and the opposite piece on the table. Now I can easily move kids around without dealing with gross, sticky tape residue. I've always been hesitant to try this because I figured kids would tear up the tag and/or the Velcro, but this class is fairly non-destructive so I thought I'd give it a try =)
I thought I 'd share some organizational ideas I'm trying out this year.
|Student Self Serve Station...This is where I keep all of the things kids use but don't keep at their desk: clip boards, paper, white boards, erasers, scissors and glue baskets, garbage grabbers|
|I got these scrapbook boxes when they were on sale at Michael's for $3! I've sorted my activities in them and labeled for each skill. Super helpful so I remember to use what I have!|
|Have you seen this? Turn milk crates on their side and they provide nice shelf/storage space. Great for big open spaces.|
|I LOVE my desk bags!! My super handy Mom made them for me. Kids keep their crayon boxes, books, and other treasures inside (and out of the way!).|
|Storage bins from Target and fabulous math labels (I wish I could remember where I got them) make for a well-organized math area! My kids can get whatever they need easy-peazy!|
|1. I LOVE my IKEA shelf with green baskets. I keep worksheets in them as well blank paper. |
2. I love my hanging folder chart from Really Good Stuff! That's where I put student excuses, extra flyers, and lots of other needed paperwork.
I was dogsitting this weekend for my super awesome sis-in-law. She thoughtfully brought over a toy giraffe for Jenna to play with. This is said giraffe about 5 minutes later. Notice the stuffing EVERY WHERE!!!!!!! Jenna really wore herself out playing with it...apparently being a destroyer of all things stuffed is hard work!
Jenna and her doggy cousin, Zac, had a great time playing! Wore themselves out!
Have a great weekend!