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A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Schedulin Sunday: April 19th, 2015

It’s Schedulin Sunday here at the kindergarten smorgasboard world headquarters and I’m having one of those moments….you know…end of the year kindergarten moments.  Excited for summer…but dread saying goodbye to the ‘staches…excited about how much progress they’ve made…terrified to have to start all over next year.  You know…it’s like the kindergarten crazies.  Just ride
 the roller coaster people!!
As always, you can download my weekly plans by clicking on the pictures!
This week we’re kicking off our Zoo Animal Research so Friday, we voted which animal to research.  People, I was pushing for the panda but we came down to the monkey and the turtle!  THE TURTLE!   Thankfully, we made a good choice and voted for the monkey!
AND it’s hard to find informational books on monkeys.  If you have ideas please share them!
We will be using my Zoo Animal Research Creation to guide and document our monkey research and writing!
Our research kicks off with a schema map and includes tree maps, true false sorts and lots of writing!!!
Of course, we will have to make a hat to kick off our  monkey week.  You know the rules…new unit…new theme…new hat!
I found this super cute monkey hat at Kixcereal.com! 
We will also be doing some super cute monkey art!  (Again, had a hard time finding cute ideas….if you’ve got ’em, share ’em)!
These cuties come from A Clever Feather!   (PS  Check out that blog…the art ideas are endless….)

A paper bag monkey!  (From Craftin’ Scrappin Happy!)
We’re also wrapping up our work on the King Of ING!   There might be a costume involved!

In math, this week is all about measuring.  We will measure our friends.  We will order things by size.  We will estimate which of two items is heavier.  We will estimate how much objects weigh!
We will predict which of two items is the heaviest.  Then we use our balance to weigh the objects.  We circle our answers.  (CLICK THE PICTURE FOR YOUR FREE RECORDING SHEET!)

We estimate how many cubes each item will weigh, then we weigh the object and recording our findings.  (CLICK THE PICTURE FOR YOUR FREE RECORDING SHEET!)
Here is a fun assessment for measuring by size!  (CLICK FOR YOUR FREEBIE!)

And we’re Measuring The Animals!
And for MAD SCIENCE FRIDAY?  CHOCOLATE SCIENCE!
Thanks to my friend Marie at The Hands On Teacher In First for this awesome science experiement!!!!!

And…we kick off our alphabet countdown!   Sadsville.  
I am a little more excited about our countdown this year…because we did our ABC Bootcamp at the beginning of the year…now we’re ending with our ABC Countdown.  I love how the school year is being book-ended!
(Click to download our ABC Countdown!)
Monday-Z for zebra!  (Make a zebra and eat zebra cakes!)
Tuesday-Y for Yellow!  (Wear yellow!)
Wednesday-X-Xchange autographs
Thursday-W-Where The Wild Things Are (read the book and make a hat!)
Friday-V-violet (wear purple) and video day!)  (each classroom shows a different video and the kids pick what movie to watch!)
For x-change autographs, we use t-shirts from the local YMCA.  AND we sign each others autograph books!  You can download your FREE autograph book by clicking the picture!  (Includes PreK-2nd grade pages!)
And as always, a poem and emergent reader for you!!
 
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