Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring!

  Hello there, and, Happy Spring!!!!!  Though the calendar says today is the first day of spring, we are expecting some more snow tomorrow.  Boooooo!  That's fine, because I don't really have much time to get into the topic of spring with the kiddos because St. Patrick's Day and Easter are so close together this year! As soon as Easter is over and the weather is warmer (hopefully!) we will discuss spring, the plant life cycle, the life cycle of a butterfly and everything else that comes along with spring. 

  Today we had a bit of fun playing "Spill the Beans!"  Each table was given eight tiny cups filled with different amounts of red and white beans.  Each student have a turn spilling the beans, counting the red beans, counting the white beans and then adding them together.  Each time the beans were spilled the students recorded the findings in an addition equation.  Here are a few pictures of our fun today:

  Kudos to my lovely volunteer who put this activity together for us.  She even created the worksheet!  The Kinders really enjoyed this activity!

  Another activity we did today was also compliments of my volunteer.  She created these sentences using the Kinders two new sight words.  The love doing this activity each week as we learn more and more sight words.

This is so simple, yet the Kinders really enjoy this and it is helping them to not only practice their new sight words but to help them with their comprehension skills. What skills are you working on in your classroom?

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  1. Love your bean activity! I hear you on this weather! It feels more like January than March!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

    1. I cannot wait for the weather to change!!! :)

  2. Using two different beans....genius!! I have done that activity for years but always spray painted one side of a white bean black. This is why I love teaching blogs! I'm your newest follower.
    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

    1. Thank you! I wish I could take credit for the beans, but, that was my volunteer. She is a retired teacher and she is always giving me great ideas! Glad you found my blog and the bean idea! heading over to your blog now. :)

      Mrs. S