Friday, September 13, 2013

Rrrr... Umm...1st Day of School Part 2

So I am waaaay behind on my blogging. Sorry guys.... It's been a rough, busy and confusing last 2 weeks in my life. This past week was our first full week of school and by full week I mean the 2 days I had my kindergarten class since the kids only come Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday. Since I am used to teaching kinders 5 days a week I knew I would have to cut back a lot of what I do & I did or at least I thought I did! Boy oh boy, I feel like what I had planned for this past week can carry on into this upcoming week which it looks like it is. I guess I didn't cut back enough. Two days just isn't enough time to teach and do activities that I want to do! Talk about messing up my planning... I was planned for the next 3 weeks but now that I evidently planned to much for each day I need to go back and adjust. I am so happy to say that I have one fabulous class this year. Of course there is always one or two free spirits in every bunch but I know that given a few weeks in school those will wind down.
We had staggered entry so on our first day with 12 of my students I had completely forgotten to take photos. Good thing we had a first day part 2 with the other 11 kiddos because I remembered to take some photos. I still didn't take as much as I should have but you know that first day is crazy, especially with little ones. I think next year I'll have a parent stay all day the first day just to take pictures for me. :)
We made a gingerbread man craft after going on our search around the school looking for our gingerbread man cookies.

We colored our gingerbread man for our gingerbread man hat.
This week we read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Our theme was an All About Me theme and focused on our names. We also learned about the letter Pp. Talk about a BUSY 1st week. Eekkk!
We spelled our names with foam letters and counted the number of letters in our name.
We made a pig to reinforce the sound of Pp. These pigs will go up in the hallway in about 3 weeks when we begin our Farm Unit.
We played with our new friends.
We completed a letter Pp sort.
You can grab yourself a FREE Pp Sort here that my kiddos also did.
I know many of you are at least a month or weeks into school. I hope y'all had a smooth transition.


  1. Where did you find you tree pattern for CCBB? I like it better than what I do. Thanks!

  2. I wish I could remember. I believe I just googled chicka chicka boom boom tree and found it.




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