Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lips The Fish

I LOVE teaching with the Beanie Baby Reading Strategies.  I first heard about them here.  I bought my beanies at garage sales.  The hardest to get was the Eagle since it is a collector's item now.  I finally got one this summer!  I like to introduce them one at a time.  I've already introduced Eagle Eye, Lips the Fish and Stretchy Snake.  If you want a fun activity to use when you teach Lips The Fish, click on the photo below.  I'm working on Chunky Monkey next.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Catching Up

Pigeon Party!
Phew!  The last couple of weeks have flown by.  Here are a few photos from the events.  Our pigeon party was a lot of fun.  All six classes watched Mo Willem's movies in the cafeteria.
Some cuties with their pigeon hats on.
Visitor's Day

So cute!
On Halloween we had our first Visitor's Day of the year.  It was a HUGE turnout.  Each kinder invited one visitor to help them through lots of pumpkin/fall themed activities in the gym and classroom.

We also talked Monsters that week.  One of my favorite oldies but a goody is to make a monster flip book.  Each student draws a head, body and feet on a page.  Bind them all together and cut on the lines to create a flip book.  I cannot stress this enough!  Bind FIRST!)  My first year I cut on the lines first and it was a nightmare trying to match them all up.  Click on the link below to get it for yourself.