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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Five for Fraturday

Five "random" things from our week! Thanks for Doodlebugs for hosting Five for Friday!

 1. My planner arrived! It is from Plum Paper! I love it! But instead of settling my desire for an Erin Condron planner, I just want one even more now!

 2.  I didn't have any counting bears and I really wanted some. I asked my principal about it and here they are! We had so much fun sorting them this week!

 3.  Many of the students in my class know letter name for upper and lower case letters, so we are focusing a lot on letter sounds! We downloaded this game from Miss Kindergarten (it's a freebie, go to TpT and check it out!)! This week we are doing the apple game, but the Pumpkin sound cards are ready to go! :)

Letter Ff is one of the letters we have already learned in Fundations, so my students are so excited to do the entire letter-keyword-sound (with the action of course) for the letters we've learned!
4. Labor Day fun! We went to the farm, fished, roasted hot dogs, drove through a CRAZY wind storm, and finally watched some Royals baseball with the fam! My phone doesn't have a flash for the selfie camera so here's a dark and fuzzy picture of my niece and I ready to watch some baseball!
Just fishing and hanging out like sisters do!

Ominous clouds brought crazy wind!
Go Royals!

No photos for my fifth. I am gearing up to be more intentional in my teaching, and more thorough in teaching my students what they are learning. Working on be more mindful to tell them their "I can" statements so they know why they are working so hard! And working on organization, a never-ending battle in Kinder! I want to meet district/building expectations, be a great partner, make time for my own two girls, and still engage my kiddos in less "formal" ways..... hands-on is the key, for every grade (in my opinion) but let's be honest, that HAVE to have this in Kinder. Some things are going amazingly right and my kids are learning SO MUCH already! But as you Kindergarten teachers already know, there's always more we can focus on and change. Wait a minute, that's not Kindergarten specific! That is any grade level! Have a great weekend everyone! The State Fair is happening in Kansas just a few blocks from my school. My littles are so excited!

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