I've been so inspired looking at blogs and all the cool stuff people are doing in their classroom. I make class books a lot but I usually just write the sentence on a piece of paper and copy it the week I plan on doing it. After looking at the plethora (I know not a kindergarten word but I love words.) of class books out there, I decided to try my hand at making one. I'm not sure how other people do it but I used publisher and clip art I found on Microsoft. Not too creative. But it's a start. I would really love some feed back on the things I'm working on.
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The week we do the letter M in our reading series (Treasures), they suggest using this song for oral language development. My students loved this book and song last year. I think I have this book on cd. The reading series also uses baby animals for whole group reading and writing. So I tried to incorporate those things in this book as well as writing numbers and ordering them. Please let me know what you think. I'm not 100% confident in my first attempt.
I've also been working on some things to go with my theme of Eric Carle books, Ms. Kerri's Busy Kindergartners. I made a name plate for their tables, a label for their cubbies, name tags and cover for their notebooks. I also got the the idea while running today to have each student make either a caterpillar, spider, lady bug or firefly depending on what group they are in. It would be good to see where they are at in cutting to have them cut the pattern out of construction paper.I then could add their pictures on the head of the insect and put it outside my door. The more I think about the more I love the theme of Eric Carle for my class.
If you're interested in any of this stuff, I would be glad to share. I'm not that great at uploading stuff on this blog yet so just leave me a comment with your email and I'll be glad to send it your way. If you look at previous posts, you'll see the name plate and everything else has that same theme.
I figured out how to upload so here's the name plate and cubby decoration if you're interested.
If you like any of my stuff, please leave me a comment so I know. Thanks a bunches!