Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pushing and Pulling

In kindergarten we have been talking about force and motion this past week. This is an activity for students to differentiate between push and pull. To get a copy click HERE! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!

My kids were so excited today when I told them it was Johnny Appleseed's Birthday!  We have been talking about Folktales for the past few weeks and they are really into it so far.  I've heard about a lot of cute activities that people are doing in their room, check out The Lesson Plan Diva's cute Johnny Appleseed project!  For some fun Johnny Appleseed activities, as well as other folktale heroes, check out my
American Folktales Unit on TPT!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Health - Who has time?

With everything else there is to teach..who has time for Health?!?  But this subject is extremely important in teaching young children good habits and healthy living.  I actually really enjoy teaching Health and the students usually get really into it.  Our topic for this nine weeks was Safety procedures and Emergency awareness.  Because most Health topics are hard to find meaningful activities, let alone assessments, I made my own!  This pack has twenty pages worth of Safety and Emergency Activities and Assessments.  It can be paired with any Health Curriculum.  Happy Health Teaching!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spin Class

So all summer, when ever I visited The School Box, I kept eyeing something awesome.  I talked myself out of it every time.  Then the school year started and I finally caved a bought one.  So without further ado.....

So the package I bought was just one, and it was the red arrow.  I am so happy I made this purchase, it makes lessons so much more interactive and fun for the kids.  It has been a great center activity as well.  Here is a picture of when we used it to learn about Word Families:

You can use it for anything, math, reading, or language arts.  It's magnetic and sticks to the board for easy storage.  You can pick one up at your local School Box, or online from the company,

I have already had friends get them and they love them as well!

Happy Spinning!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Facebook Linky Party

The Lesson Plan Diva is hosting a fabulous linky party. There are so many great blogs out there and it's hard to keep track of them all. Most have a facebook page too! Head on over to The Lesson Plan Diva to check out all the great blogs assorted by grade level. While your at it come check out and follow our facebook page on Dishing It Out!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Job Chart

Job chart idea! We printed the jobs from our Back to School Rules packet and glued them onto cute card stock templates. Then we punched a hole at the top and bottom and laced the cards through and TA DA! a job chart. I think clothespins with the students names on them will work the best to clip to each job. And it's a space saver! Click here to download the job cards and make your own;)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I have...Who has....Uppercase Letters

Here's our favorite game using Uppercase letters. Download your own by clicking on the picture! If you get a chance a vote or feedback would be greatly appreciated. Here's to a fabulous Friday!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I have...Who has...Freebie

You guessed it! Another I have...Who has game. Our kiddos are loving these! Hope yours are too! This is a color one that has two different formats. One with the words in color for beginners and all in black for more advanced learners. We played in small group and the students had great success. To download your own copy click on the picture. Enjoy!

Monday, September 5, 2011

What an honor!!!!

We were so excited to see that we appeared on a Top 10 list. Thank you to 3rd Grade Gridiron we are so honored! And her blog is definitley one of our favs.


So now for our Top 10! So hard to choose....but here is goes.

Keen On Kindergarten

Teaching in High Heels

Doodle Bugs Teaching
Castles and Crayons


First Grade Factory

Lesson Plan SOS

Target Treasures

Wiggins World

Lowercase I have...Who has...

My kindergarten class this year is loving the I have....Who has games I have been making! Here's another one with lowercase letters. To grab your own just click on the picture below! If you download leave a comment! Thanks!