100 Days

  Saw this adorable idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.

  
We used butcher paper for the capes (instead of the plastic table clothes),  cut construction paper for the zeros, used bingo markers to make the dots, and a co-teacher had the glasses template. We are going to be Super Heros in honor of Zero the Hero!  I’m going to try pinning the capes on instead of using string to tie them on. 

The kids are so excited! After working on these today, they can’t wait for the 100th day!

For more ideas check out this pack on teachers pay teachers!
 

Binders!

Finally figured out an efficient way to organize our binders!   It only took me 94 days of school and mess to figure it out, lol.  Not only do they all fit on one shelf, but they are easily accessible for the children. Their names are written on the spine. It just took a little training to show the children how to put them away.  

  Yay for organization! 

December

It’s December, and we are working on our Children around the World unit in kindergarten.  The children just finished painting their life sized portraits.  They turned out so cute.

Next up, we’ll be making our passports and luggage for our trip around the world!  For our celebration, each kindergarten classroom is transformed into a different country.  We travel from country to country, learning about an important tradition and making a special craft, as we move from room to room.

The children are also working on their reports and will be presenting them next week.  Here is a free copy of the report:

children around the world title page

I’ll take more pictures next week as we prepare to travel.  We still have so much to do!

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Chicka chicka mini unit title

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all about me student book for august

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whole body listening title

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understanding teen numbers title page

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