Friday, February 15, 2013

Presidents, Valentines and Toy Jail Oh My!

The last couple of weeks have been very busy in Kindergarten land.  A lot of learning is going on.  We have been talking and learning about leaders and presidents.  The kids always love learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  They always seem to soak it in.  Take a look at their presidents and writing below.  They did an awesome job.

Abraham Lincoln Circle Map

Abraham Lincoln and Writing Board

Abraham Lincoln with great writing from the circle map.

George Washington Circle Map

George Washington and Writing Board

George Washington with wonderful writing from the circle map. 

Valentine's Day

Valentine Bubble Map

Valentine's Day craft and writing

Check out these cute valentine cookies that one of my mothers made.  They tasted as good as they look.     The kids and I loved them!

Toy Jail?

This is one of the greatest things I have come up with in a very long time.  I don't know if you have problems like we do.....but the kids are always bringing toys in the classroom and playing with them when they should be working.  So a few weeks ago I came up with "Toy Jail".  It has been wonderful.  If I see them with a toy inside my room, it goes to toy jail.  It stays there a few days and gets released back to its owner.  It has cut down on the problem so much.  On Wednesday of this week the toys were released.  One of my students spoke up and said "I'm not bringing them again"  Inside I said "Yes!"  Now so that you don't think I'm a mean teacher :-)  they can play with their toys at recess, they just have to live in their book bag until that time.  Love, love, love this.  

See you next time
K-Crew Kids Rock

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