Saturday, December 31, 2011

Don't Get the Snowball Sight Word Game


 I have been trying to go back and go through things I've made over the years, and turn them into PDFs.  Here is a old to me but new to you game.  I hope you enjoy and have lots of sight word fun with it.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Link Party for the New Year

As the New Year Approaches, I have decided to list 11 of the best of 2011!

11. Favorite movie you watched: 
My favorite movie from 2011 was.........Well I haven't been to a lot of movies this year, the latest movie I watched was Chipwrecked.  I loved it because I was with my family and it's just a cute little movie.

10. Favorite TV series: My favorite show to watch is The Big Bang Theory.  So Funny.

9. Favorite restaurant: My Favorite restaurant would have to be Damon's Famous Fingers and Wings (My son works there)

8. Favorite new thing you tried:
My Favorite thing I have tried would have to be blogging and Pinterest.  Both are very addicting!!!

7. Favorite gift you got:
  Paint, paint, paint.....I am now painting my house.  That makes me happy

6. Favorite thing you pinned:
I'm so sorry, I can think of just one.  THERE ARE SO MANY!!!!!!

7. Favorite Blog Post:
Hmmm... Now that's another hard one I would have to say 
That was a post that the most people seemed to like.

4. Best accomplishment:
Getting my walls painted in my house!!!

3. Favorite picture:
A Picture of My Family

2. Favorite memory:
My favorite memories is those of my times sitting around with my nieces, nephews, sisters, kids, and family laughing and having a good time.  Never take any of them for granted!  My Daddy is currently fighting the fight of his life and I want to make every memory I can.  Love You Daddy.

1. Goal for 2012:
To just feel better and be the best wife, mother, aunt, daughter and teacher I can be!!!!

Mrs. Ring

I have a blog button!!!

Thanks for my button Sharon.  I love it!  
Best friend ever.
Visit sharon's blog and bring 
some of your friends over this way.
Mrs. Ring

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Start the New Year off with Writing Success

Several years ago I created my writing book with words and pictures.  I created it in Boardmaker, and could not figure out how to make all the pages into one document.  After some research on the internet, I'm so excited to say I finally have it.  I then saved it as a PDF so that all my educator friends could also have a copy for their classroom.  I've used this for years in kindergarten, but it would work great for any of the elementary grades.  I hope you enjoy!!

Get yours here!

Mrs. Ring

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Crafts and Ornaments

We always have lots of fun making ornaments and crafts for Christmas.  The kids loved it and and hope their parents enjoy the treats they made.
Thumbprint reindeer Christmas ornament

Hand print reindeer

Gingerbread Boy or Girl

Poinsettia.  They were so pretty.

Reindeer, puzzle piece picture frame

Some of our works of art displayed in the hall by our room.
 Merry Christmas to all my rockstars and internet friends
Mrs. Ring

Thanks McDonalds we loved our treat!

Smith Elementary had a McTeacher night at our McDonalds.  I had a blast working behind the counter and living out memories ( I worked at McDonalds for 6 years.) We raised a lot of money for our school, and our classroom was chosen to get the hamburger party.  We loved it!  Thanks McDonalds!!!!

Mrs. Ring

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Let's do a little Christmas writing

A Christmas tree map

I will glue the above map on a chart and I will guide the students to complete the things that a Christmas tree is and the things a Christmas tree has.  If it was later in the year.  I would have my students complete a student map along with the class map.

The students will write from the Christmas tree map.  They will trace the sentences and pick words from the organizer to complete the sentences.  They will then illustrate their writing using lots of detains.  If was later in the year.  The students would write directly from the tree map with out a tracing prompt.

Santa tree map
 Use the same way as the Christmas tree map.

Santa writing from a tree map
Use the same way as the Christmas tree writing.

Mrs. Ring

Oh Christmas books, Oh Christmas books.......

Over the last few weeks we have been reading lots of Christmas stories.  I have have two baskets of Christmas books and have an itch to add more.  You never can have too many.
Michael Garland is one of my favorite authors for Christmas books. His pictures are breathtaking.  Last week we read A Mouse Before Christmas.  This week we will be reading An Elf For Christmas and Christmas Magic.
I can't leave out the most important book for this week that we will be reading.... The Polar Express.  We look forward to having our k-crew pajama day, reading the book, watching the movie, and sometimes.....a special gift arrives.  Excited to see if it happens this year.  :-)

An Elf Before Christmas Flow Map

Christmas Magic Flow Map

The Polar Express Flow Map

Mrs. Ring

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Polar Express and Christmas Learning Fun


Have students cut the squares apart, and then glue them on a sentence strip.  Another idea would be to cut the squares apart, glue them down on a piece of paper, and have the students illustrate the sentence. 

 Have students cut the pieces of the train out and glue them on a sentence strip in order.

These cards can be used in so many read numbers words, count sets...... Place the cards in order using the numbers words one-ten.




Mrs. Ring

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Writing Our Letters With Some Christmas Cheer

Christmas Letters All Around

Gingerbread Letters. Write the lower case letters.

Gingerbread Letters.  Write the upper case letters.


One of my favorite things to do in the month of December is reads lots of gingerbread stories.  The kids love them, and it's so much fun to see how the stories are the same and different.  They are great stories to use to talk the story elements of the story...... characters, setting, problem/solution, events, beginning, middle and end.  Here is the thinking map we have been completing together about each story we read.

The Gingerbread Man Flow Map
The Gingerbread Boy Flow Map
The Gingerbread Girl Flow Map

The Gingerbread Tree Map
The Gingerbread Baby Flow Map

The Gingerbread Cowboy Flow Map

The Gingerbread Friends Flow Map

Merry Gingerbread Christmas Rockstars
 Mrs. Ring