Happy Saturday! It’s time for the Saturday Kindergarten Post! Our weekly peek into all the chaos and learning in the land of the mustaches. I was so excited for a nice, normal 5 day week with no special this or special that. No days off or weird weather. Just 5, 8 hour days with the ‘staches to settle into our routine. BAM! Stomach virus. So much for that normal 5 day week. But we got a lot accomplished.
We’ve moved onto unit 2 of Writing Throughout The Year so we’re now making our first book and man, are we stoked. We’re so stoked that this is the best writing I’ve seen them produce to date!!! We’re mastering our long vowel/cvc-e words. We’re mastering addition and subtraction word problems. And most importantly, we’re masters of the hand washing and hand sanitizing. I’m pretty sure we went through 3 large bottles of sanitizer Friday. No. more. germs. Got it??
So, who’s ready to see what our week was like? Minus the gory details of THE VIRUS!? Unless you want details…then I can share with you…
This week we learned about African American leaders. I have to admit that Jackie Robinson is on of my faves to teach. I love baseball and so I love his story. We read about him and we made these super cute jerseys. The idea came from my teammate, Mrs. B. How awesome is this?!
This week was also all about teeth. We learned about the dentist and taking good care of our teeth. We made tree maps about the dentist and the tooth fairy. Did you know that the tooth fairy gives you gold and silver teeth?! True story. We used our tree maps to write about the tooth fairy. And we used the writing as part of a super fun and super cute tooth fairy creativity!!! How freakin’ cute are these guys and gals?!?!?!
We also collected and analyzed data on lost teeth. We surveyed 10 of our friends on whether they had lost teeth or not. We then completed our recording sheet complete with pie chart and data analysis. We also made a class graph to visualize our data. Can you believe we still have 1 person who has not lost a tooth?!?!
PS Mr. Greg doesn’t mind blood, vomit, body fluids or other kindergarten messes…but the loose, wiggly tooth will send me to the floor cold in an instant. Seriously…that grosses me out. Just writing this is making me woozy….teeth…blech.
This awesome dental health and tooth fairy goodness came from First Grade Fever!
We made our V words circle map. Vote, volcano, vulture, violin, van, violet, vet, Vanderbilt.
We later spelled the words and counted the syllables. One day, I will make sure to get a picture of the finished circle map.
And of course, we made hats. You must make a silly hat! V for volcano. It’s ironic…Monday we made a volcano hat. Wednesday Mr. Greg felt like an erupting volcano.
And since I didn’t get to post Wednesday or Thursday centers, here’s a peek at our centers for the week!
And now my Currently!
The mister has washed and dryer every piece of cloth in the house trying to eliminate the germs. He was so good while I was so sick. And he wore his little doctor mask any time he came around me…and last night if I came near him he sprayed me with Lysol…he’s still not getting close to me today…allegedly you’re contagious for 3 days after you were last sick…today is day 3.
You see, I have a brain that never stops. It’s why I don’t sleep a lot…last night I was lying in bed and BAM I had an idea for a super cute and fun pig week project…then it took…ideas, activities…even ordered books on Amazon! Thanks Amazon Prime and One Click Purchasing! Stay tuned…
I have super nice Canon camera…bought a super cool new lens…just need to figure out how to take super cool pictures…
I truly am blessed beyond all that I deserve. That is all.
Three things. They all have something in common?!
Be sure to head over to my friend Farley (even though she took the mustaches off her blog…ugh!) and check out all of the other great Currently posts and tell Farley to bring back the stache!
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The volcano hats are super cute! I also love all your uses of thinking maps. 🙂
Diary of a Second Grade Teacher
Glad your feeling better. The stomach flu swept through our whole house. Started with my daughter, then me, and lastly my husband. I disinfected everything all three times. Ugh! Can't wait to see what's in story with the piggies.
Are those three things you are scared of? So glad the mister took good care of you! My husband would bring me tea and then stay far far away!
Sorry you were so sick…we have it going around too. So…I got a new camera and the same lense that you showed me. Another K teacher used to have her own photography business and she actually recommended it. Maybe we can take so amateur photography classes with her? Going to try to come to one of your QR sessions…miss your face!!!!
Kickin' it in Kindergarten
You are soooo funny… I still love the stache… but I LOVE BUCK more 🙂
thanks for always coming to my party!!!! I really appreciate it!!! so glad you are feeling better!!! love ya!!!
Glad you are feeling better. I should have put our text convo in my “loving box” for my currently. Ha ha.
At first I thought your 3 things all related to your pig week and was going to say hillbillies but then I remember you fear squirrels. So I am going with that.
Ms. K/1 ELL
I am going to go with things you are scared of! So glad you are feeling better. Can't wait to hear how your “pig” week goes!
I hope I didn't share my virus with you via the computer….get it? Computer virus?? Hardy-har-har! Anyways, I'm going to guess those are all things that freak you out because they're all on my Things That Are Icky list!
Short and Sassy Teacher
I am so happy that you are part of my “Rule of Three”! I follow you on instagram and love all your crazy hats! Glad you feel better and that the mister took such good care of you! I love your stache attachment!
Fancy Free in Fourth
My guess to your ??? are things that gross you out! I tell you that I hate when my students brag about their loose teeth! GROSS!! I was wondering if you could please check out my new teacher exchange website LIFTPackages.blogspot.com. It is a teacher exchange program in which you meet teachers and send care packages to each other. Please feel free to check out the website, sign up and pass our name along to friends!
I love your pig idea! You got me thinking that I should do a post about recommending PIGGY books for teachers. I have a lot (eek). Hope you are feeling better!