Saturday, September 19, 2015

Planting an Apple Tree with Harry Kindergarten!

Way Up High in an Apple Tree - Apple Song for Kids - Children's Song by ...


Every year I do an apple unit. It actually makes fall seem like it's here (even when it's not quite). We learn about the colors of apples, the parts of apples, the seasons of the apple tree, foods that can be made from apples, the life cycle of an apple seed, and what our favorite kind of apple is.

Every year I do a series of activities, with pieces everywhere. This year I decided to put them all into a notebook. I'm calling it My Kindergarten Apple Notebook and it was a BIG hit with my Kinders this week.

Here are some of our activities we did:

 Homemade applesauce 

 We used a tree pattern and apple erasers to act out the song "Way Up High in the Apple Tree"

Apple Tasting and Apple Graphing

My favorite books to read during this unit are: 

I will also share some great videos that we watched about apples. 

If you like the Apple Notebook it, check it out HERE.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Science Journal: Dinosaurs!

My Dinosaur Unit is finally out! It took me a while and I tried all of these activities out with my students. It was a big hit and each day my students would come to class and ask what dinosaur we are learning today. 

My Science Journal: Dinosaurs is science for little ones.

Dinosaurs in this unit:
1. T-Rex
2. Brontosaurus/Apatosaurus
3. Triceratops
4. Stegosaurus
5. Pterodactyl
6. Velociraptor
7. Plesiosaur

Activities Included:
1. Dino Journal: What Do You Know?
2. Vocabulary/Display Cards
3. Dino Fact cards
4. Graphic Organizers for each Dino
5. Various activities that included paleontologists, color by number, writing activities, etc.
6. Journal for little ones using describing words
7. Paper plate dinosaur templates.  

Check out the Unit: 
Paleontologist Hat FREEBIE!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

New Donors Choose Project

I have a new project up for Donors Choose titled Kindergarten Techies. I am trying to get a small group set of Dragon Touch tablets for my Kinders. Right now I only have 3 iPads in my classroom and I am not allowed to add my own apps to them. I always have to have Tech come in and do it for me. I want to use the tablets throughout the year, using apps that my kids need at that time. If I have my own set of tablets for my kiddos then I can keep up with their needs. Check it out! I am hoping I can get this funded soon, because my kids are ready to go on technology! 
These are what they tablets look like. They are small, only 7"! I can't wait to start using them in the classroom.

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