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A Peek at our Week of Pumpkins!!

Hey guys and dolls, 

how's it going?

Last week was pumpkin week in our neck of the woods,

and I think it's been my student's favorite unit so far!!

So, we FINALLY read this book, and did the sequencing activity provided by

my friend Vickie ( I know what you 're thinking, I should have done this a few weeks ago, lol!).  

Click on the picture below to get this freebie!!

So, here is what they have been waiting on all week!!

They didn't care about discussing pumpkins, labeling pumpkins,

or anything else like that!!

They kind of liked the pumpkin observation,

but they absolutely LOVED the pumpkin investigation!!

I got the pumpkin observation sheet from this website,

they have some pretty awesome freebies!!

They loved being able to thump the pumpkin to see if it made a sound!!

Now, on to the fun part!!

Do you see how they are focusing?!?!?

They were serious!!

We used a lot of activities from Deanna Jump's awesome unit!!

It had a great non-fiction reader, and awesome, awesome pumpkin pictures!!

Instead of yakking on, I'll let the pictures do the talking!!!

Click on the picture below to get this counting story freebie!!

Talk to you guys later!!


Counting Book Freebie

Hey guys, this one is gonna be a quick post,

I'm on the run, lol!!

This week in math we are working on counting, and creating a counting book.

I don't like the version that was given to us,

so I made my own.

For the purposes of our lesson, we only went to 6. 

This book goes all the way to 10.

Hop on over to my Facebook page, and click on fan freebies, and then click 

on counting book!!


Talk to you later!!

Fall Math Journals for Kindergarten

Hey guys, how's it going?

School is kinda going like a 

well-oiled machine, and every week

it seems as if we're adding more and more parts

to the machine. 

Well, we've started math journals, and

I've always done them, but for the life of me I couldn't remember

what I did last year!! Go figure!!

So, I decided to complete my own!!

So, this is how my math journaling goes:

Earlier in the year, we only do math journals twice, maybe 3 times a week.

As the year progresses, and they get faster at doing things, 

I'll add a day a week, and eventually it'll be everyday.  

Normally, I use a spiral-bound notebook, but this year

the school bought everyone composition notebooks,

which are not my fave, but hey, it's free,

so that's what we're using!!

My students need some extra practice with number sense, because once we

move on to harder concepts, whew!!

Here are some of the journal entries....

Just for kicks, I'll show you what my old ones look like!!

Now, FYI, don't pin this, lol!!!

There are 40 math journal activities, so if you do them everyday,

it'll last you 2 months. If not, it'll last even longer. 

Click on the photo below for your copy!!!

Let me know about some of your math routines, 

and I'll pick a few winners!!

Remember to leave your email address!!

Congratulations Heidi & Susan!!!!