Sunday, October 5, 2014

Letters, Letters Everywhere

This year we adopted and began using Journey's for our reading series.  So I am off to see if I can make similar character for all the Alphafriends.  So far 3 down, 23 more to go.  Look at the cute little Alphafriend crafts we have been making.

Mm is for Mimi Mouse
Ss is for Sammy Seal

Sammy Seal

Sammy Seal

Mimi Mouse

Aa is for Andy Apple

Andy Apple

Andy Apple

Andy Apple

Andy Apple

Mrs. Lisa
K-Crew Kids Rock

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Nautical Kind of Month in Room 6

The beginning of the year has quickly gone by in room 6 and we are already in month number two.  Our new crew has quickly settled in, and lots of learning is going on.  We jump on board with our new reading series Journeys and we've kept cruising with our Evision math.  It's going to be a great year of learning for our K-Crew Kids.

We learned all about families and how each family is special.  We drew our family and made popsicle families.

We may have only been in school for a month, but our K-Crew kids are learning to read.  We have learned that a good reader touches under each word.  

Have a great year
Mrs. Lisa
K-Crew Kids Rock

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Nautical Craftiness Take 2

I have been at it again creating for our new nautical theme at school.  I'm in love with these creations.  Not spending a lot and getting such cuteness for my money Room 6 is going to have some nautical cuteness this year.  Take a look below.

I bought this anchor from Hobby Lobby.  It was brown with  a natural color rope.  I painted the anchor white, and then went back and taped it off with painter's tape and put the chevron pink stripes on.  I then painted the rope green and covered it all with modge podge to seal it up.  

I found this light house light in a shop here in town.  The white was yellow, and of course  red is not in my room.  So now the lighthouse is rocking pink, green and bright blue.  

This little creation I am so proud of.  I bought the candle stick in one of our 2nd hand stores here in town for $2.00.  I brought it home and gave it a nautical paint job.   I then attached a styrofoam ball to the top and added the candy.  My tree last year was loved by all and was used for positive behavior. When a student goes up on the behavior chart, they can get a sucker off the tree. I think this tree will be a hit.  Much bigger, so Mrs. Lisa and Ms. Kelly will not have to fill it up as often.  
Have a nautical craftiness Summer
Mrs. Lisa

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DIY Play Kitchen Cuteness

Over the last few years I have had a little plastic kitchen in my room that I got from Walmart.  I never really have liked it, and it is very hard to store when not using. the end of the school year I gave it to another teacher.  I was not sure what I would do, but I knew I would make my own creation of a kitchen.  I have researched Pinterest and got lots of great ideas.  This week it hit me what I was going to do.  Take a look at the little kitchen I created with hardly any cost.  Pretty much every thing on it I already had.  I took pictures step by step if you decide to get your craftiness on.

The kitchen was made from a small rolling tv stand we have had for years.  In fact it has been sitting under the carport and had lots of spider webs before it was cleaned up.  :-)

The counter was made from some leftover tile that I used in my kitchen.  

I painted the top of the stand and then glued the tile on top to form the counter.

The burners were made from gluing 3 cds on top of each other with hot glue.
After gluing them together, I painted them to look like burners. 

Here they are glued down.  

The oven and microwave were made with felt.  I glued the blue on top and painted the  felt.  They are  glued on like curtains.  

The knobs are just simple drawer knobs that have been painted black, and then all  wording was added. After gluing all items down I covered them with modge podge to seal it.  

The back board with made from the cardboard pieces from the tile.  I glued them 3 thick and put paint sticks on the pack to help with stability.  I covered it with border and put modge podge on it to seal it.  The back splash is an aluminum pan that the sides are cut off.  The window is cardboard again covered with modge podge and curtains.  

We put hooks on each side that we had and I hung my pots and pans that I bought from IKEA a few weeks ago.  

The curtain was made by taking a paint stick and hot gluing the material on the stick.  I gathered it as I glued.  Got a little glue burn from this step.  :-(  The cutting board is from the Dollar Tree.  

The food was bought with a gift card I had at the end of the year, and the dishes are from IKEA.  

The rack for the oven believe it or not is a cookie cooling rack from the Dollar Tree.  You get two in a pack.  
I hope you enjoyed looking at my little kitchen as much as I had making it.  I'm in love with it and can't wait to get it in my classroom.  

Happy Summer DIY Crafting

Friday, June 20, 2014

Got My Nautical Craftiness On

Our theme for this next year at school is nautical.  What a great reason to give the class and little change and the blog also.  I have been very busy changing the look of the blog and painting away on my nautical finds.  Take a look at the cuteness.  I couldn't resist.

This turned out adorable if I say so myself.  It is my new sign for my door. I found the captain wheel from Bealls Outlet.  I then took some of the wood cutouts that I bought and painted them with pink and lime green flair.  This girl does not have red in my room, so who says you can't use bright colors of lime green and pink.  I'm also excited to be going by Mrs. Lisa this next year if some of you are confused as why the blog name changed on the home page.  :-)

The cutie in the top picture was bought from Hobby Lobby.  It had a faded cream, navy and red color.  I decided to brighten it up with white paint, and of course my pink and green.  I also used a brighter blue.  The welcome sign is also from Hobby Lobby.  I had to add my bright color flair.  I am also going to add wood letters that say Pier 6 in blue.  The items in my last picture are my new hook items.  I bought them from A.C. Moore.  They were natural wood/plain.  I painted with the bright green, pink and blue.  Then added some stitching on them.  I can wait to put them up,  
I am so excited about the year coming up and can't wait to add more nautical style to my classroom.  Stay tuned for all the cuteness that will be coming.

Happy Summer

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring is in the Air and I Love It!!

I love spring.  I love looking at all the bright colors, the warm sunny days, and the feeling of coming out of the fog of winter.  We have been extra busy in room 6, and I have lots of projects going on outside of school, so I've not been blogging this year like I use to.  Hopefully that will change, and I will find the time.  I love sharing the things we have made and learned.
Take a look at some of the things we have been doing this month.

I got the idea of this cute little guy off of Pinterest.  I searched for pictures and combined them all to make him.  We are learning about math stories in math, so we did leprechaun stories with pieces of gold.  My leprechaun has ____ pieces of gold, and then he got ______ more. He has _____ pieces of gold in all.  ____+ _____=______.

We are leaning about how things grow and change in kindergarten.  Last week we read the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and learned about the life cycle of a butterfly.  So....kindergarten decided to have all of our K-Crew kids dress up like butterflies for lunch.  Very cute.  

What is March without kites to fly.  We painted kites to hang in the hall.  They also had to come up with a sentence about their kites.  They wrote the words on the bows of the string.  They are so cute and colorful hanging in the hall with Mrs. Kaleigh's Classes rainbows.  

One of the books we read in our Growing and Changing unit is "A House for Hermit Crab".  We talked about how hermit crab's house became snug, like our clothes become snug as we grow. After reading the story we made these adorable handprint hermit crabs.  They glued the friends of hermit crab on his shell.    
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
We loved making these fish bowls out of a paper plate.  The kids took dot painters and painted the rocks on the bottom of the tank, and painted the water.  We cut their hands out of construction paper to make the cute little fish.  So adorable.

Happy Spring
K-Crew Kids Rock

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pumpkins, Storybook Characters, Turkey Time and Christmas Cheer Oh My

Hi Everyone..... I am playing catch up on the blog after a much too long break.  I am currently at home recovering from having surgery on my neck.  Until I had the surgery, I did not realize just how much it was taking out of me. to get back on track.  I thought about doing several post, but decided to put it all in one.  Lots of pictures to see of all the learning and fun that went on in room 8 enjoy.

Pumpkin Time
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is carve the pumpkin.  It's amazing how may kids have never had the opportunity to clean out a pumpkin.

Lots of fun was had painting pumpkins to hang in the hang.  Kids love to paint, and still don't seem to get to do enough it.  They loved it.

Storybook Characters Day
We had so much fun dressing up this year for storybook character day.  I think the teachers had as much fun as the students.

Disney On Ice
I love, love, love Disney on Ice.  So much fun.  I think I enjoy it as much as the kids.  Once we returned the kids chose their favorite part of the show.  I ran off the pictures and they wrote about it.  They were so proud of their work.

Veteran's Day 
I always love making the veteran's day craft.  This year each K room chose one branch of the military to honor.  Our class made Coast Guard Men and Women. 

Last year I figured out that I could make hats for the kids to wear out of party hats.  It is wonderful.  We made these cute handprint turkeys and attached them to party hats.  Love, love, love.  So much easier than putting them on strips, measuring heads.......  

This year we made pilgrim hats and the students wrote about what they are thankful for.  I think they turned out cute.

They had so much fun dressing up for the pictures using the different props.  We put the pictures in Christmas frames and they were adorable.  One of my favorite Christmas crafts I have made.

Here are the frames.  So cute!

Handprint reindeer craft.

These turned out adorable.  Fingerprint Christmas Tree craft.  I loved how they turned out.  So cute.

Thumbprint reindeer craft

I love our Gingerbread paper plate Santa Claus.
They were all so cute and the kids loved making them.

Happy New Year!
K-Crew Kids Rock