Sunday, December 30, 2012

5 Senses

I have been wanting to do a packet on the 5 senses for some time.  And since I have a lot of down time this week, here we go!  I will probably split these into two different lessons when I add them to our morning folders.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Kitchen Measuring

Here is a small packet on kitchen measuring.  I have included measuring with liquid measuring cups, dry measuring cups and measuring spoons.  Great to use in your classroom before you start actual cooking classes.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Here is a fun little packet I did for Martin Luther King day.  I added a link to the store where I found these cute graphics.  He does a great job!  Be sure to check out other products in his store.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Paint Stir Snowmen

I found a cute american flag craft last year made from paint stirrers. I sent a couple of our aides out to our local home improvement stores to see if they could get some given to them for free.  Little did I know how giving these stores would be with their paint stirrers.  They literally came back with hundreds.  Sooooo I found a few additional crafts to help us use them up throughout the year.  We made these cute snowmen today!   Here is the link:

I still have oodles of stirrers left! I am still on the lookout for more ideas if anyone has any suggestions.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Menu Math Packet

I have put together 3 menu maths in the past few months and have been selling them seperately.  I have now bound all of them together to make 11 pages of menu math!  They include McDonalds, ChickFilA and Burger King.  The menu prices are accurate with the prices where I live, so I hope they are the same for you.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Morning Warm-Ups

Here is some example of the morning warm-ups I add to the morning folders each month.  The kids seem to enjoy the review and they get a variety of activities on that day.  You can find a pack of 16 of them in my TPT store.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Morning Folders

I have mentioned before a little bit about the morning folders I do with my class.  In my program we have little increments of time during the day when not all of my kids are in class at the same time.  I starting doing these folder last year so that the kids could work at their own pace in their time.  My students arrive anywhere from 7:50 to 8:30 in the morning, than we are off to breakfast, and at 9:15 we move on to work sites, outings or PE. When we return back to class (they trickle in) we have usually 10 to 20 minutes of time before lunch.  It was impossible to teach a class when kids were coming and going so this seemed like the best plan.

I have added examples of my November and December calendars so you can see what kind of subjects we cover.

 First thing in the morning we write our morning message "Good morning..... Today is..... Today we will be going...." usually something along those lines. Than they log the temperature for that day from our newspapers into their folders.  I have a copy of the calendar in the front of their folders so they can see what page they will be working on. Everyday is different though each month is very much the same.  We always do a worksheet about them or where they live, something on measuring, food, math, calendar skills, cryptograms or graphing, newspaper finds, weather, time skills, menu math, money etc.  I also add one or two mystery math pages I get from TPT, they love these!

Most of my kids still need help with these sheets, but I have great aides in my classroom that help us get things done!