Monday, May 30, 2011

More Word Ladders

Here are a couple more word ladder activities I created.

Word Ladder 4

Word Ladder 5

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer is around the corner.....

I only have 13 1/2 teaching days left and I can't believe the amount of stuff I need to get done. All of my reading assessments are complete and I working on my math assessments. I hope to have them completed by the end of next week. I just don't know where the time went this year. Why am I telling you this? I have been trying to post activities regularly but for the next few weeks I probably won't have much time.  As soon as summer rolls around I will definitely post on a regular basis as I am not working this summer :) Well I am working....just not getting paid to create things for the new school year!

Happy Memorial Day!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Word Ladders

My county has a new Kindergarten curriculum.  There have been a few thing I have never had to teach before.   Word ladder are one of these things.  Here are a few activities that I have created for practicing word ladders independently.

Word Ladder 1

Word Ladder 2

Word Ladder 3

Monday, May 23, 2011

Link: Kindergarten Words

This is a simple but effective center for helping students build word.  I took our 25 Kindergarten sight words and divided them in half (minus the words "a" and "I").  I put each letter of each word in a different square.  After laminating and cutting the squares out I take a single hole punch and punch a hole on the left and right side of the letters.  The students then use the links to hook the letters together to make words.  I purchased my links from Lakeshore.
For organizational purposes I color coded one half of the set blue and the other half green.  I also include a matching color coded list of the words in each half.  Then I place the green half in a green bag and the blue half in a blue bag.  I purchased the bags from Walmart for 97 cents each.

I hope this makes sense!

Link Words-Kinder

Friday, May 20, 2011

Subtraction Music Video

My class loves this subtraction music video. I couldn't get it out of my head so I thought I would share. Hopefully it doesn't get stuck in your head too!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

How Smart!

Part of my alphabet strip has fallen off the wall for the last 3 days.  Today when it came down one of the girls said, "That is ok.  We don't need it anyhow, we already know our alphabet."  What a smart little girl, she is right however there are people coming to observe from our central office and they will be looking for it so I had to explain that I had to put it back up but I totally agreed with her...they don't need it :)  I love the end of Kindergarten.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

K Word Wall Words- Pocket Chart Activity

Here is a simple pocket chart activity.  The students simply build their sight words.  We have 25 words in my county.  Enjoy!

Pocket Chart-K Words

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pocket Chart Center

There are only 20 1/2 teaching days left in my school year.  My teammates and I have already begun to make some new centers for the fall.  Here are two pocket chart centers I created.  In both centers the students put the words on the chart and then use the letters to build the word.

Pocket Chart-color Words

Pocket Chart-shape Words

Monday, May 16, 2011

Too Funny!

I feel like I am having a prank pulled on me!  My original onomatopoeia post that disappeared and reappeared has now suddenly moved again.  This time is showed up as a new post for yesterday, Sunday.  I wonder why it keeps bouncing around!?

Happy Monday!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Onomatopoeia---What in the world is that?

I guess I missed the day they taught about onomatopoeia in college.  For those of you who also missed that day, in kindergarten terms onomatopoeia is when you write words for sounds.

This can be used for any book you read that includes onomatopoeia.

Onomatopoeia Words 2

Come back tomorrow for another onomatopoeia activity!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


My missing onomatopoeia post has now reappeared!  I am not sure what is going on but I am happy to see it again.  

Here is another onomatopoeia activity to do with your students.  In this activity the students choose an animal.  In the first blank they write the name of the animal.  In the second blanks they write the sound (onomatopoeia) the animal makes.  Finally the draw a picture of the animal.


Friday, May 13, 2011


I blogged about onomatopoeia on Wednesday. I tried to post the follow up I promised yesterday but Blogger wasn't working. I come home today and my original onomatopoeia post is missing :( 
Here is the original activity I posted for onomatopoeia.  It can be used with any book you read that includes them.

Onomatopoeia Words 2

Here is the activity I was going to post yesterday:

Onomatopoeia Said

Monday, May 9, 2011

Double Dice Addition

I enjoy using dice to teach all kinds of math lessons. A few years back I purchased some double dice but I never got around to figuring out how to use them with Kindergarten students.

Last week I came up with this.  It was a big hit in my classroom and I hope it is the same in yours!
Double Dice Addition

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Subraction Story Problems

Here are two subtraction story problem books I created.  I hope you find them useful.

Subtraction Story Problems

Story Problems 2

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Addition Story Problems

This is simple addition story problem book I made. Students draw to find the answer.

Addition Stories

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Money Book

This is a very simple book I have my students make when they are learning coin names and values.

Money Book