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A Glimpse Into our Winter Disiplay, A new Editable Winter Search the Room Game, and Five for Friday!

Hello Friends,

It's been too long since I have joined Kacey from Five for Friday! I'm excited to link up this week!

1. We are doing a "Helping One Another" combined kindergarten project/display for our winter hallway display. It's not done yet, but here is a glimpse into what we have done so far.....

These adorable houses were created by my kindergarten partner, Lea. She is making the "We Can Help in Our Community" part of our display. These houses are simply construction paper, tissue boxes, and TP rolls. She asked them to label them... You can see the one that says "This is a house."

2.  My part is about how kids can help our world.... Here is the beginning of our display.....

3.  Our kinder kids are performing a circus; as is the tradition in our school. We ask for donations at the door for our performance and then give the money away to a cause. This year, we are giving our donations to "God's Littlest Angels" orphanage in Haiti. Here are a few photos of the cute circus characters my kiddos made for our display.

4.  Being able to edit teaching resources is becoming quite a thing in the education world. I created this resource for my kiddos and they LOVED it! I also love it because it is editable; which means that I can change the focus of the cards without having to create a new picture card. I have used this for sight word matching, matching numbers and number words, and this week I am going to type a question on the picture card and then type the answer on the recording sheet. I love doing activities like this because it gets my kiddos up and moving.   This is a WINTER version. I will be starting a SPRING version soon! :) You can find the link for the resource HERE.

5.  Finally...... What a mild winter we are having! Here is a photo out our front door. Look at the green grass..... Wow, it looks like spring! What a difference from last year!

 Until next time, my friends!

Make sure you visit Doodle Bugs at Five for Friday!


A Link to a Few Winter Art Ideas and Resources

Hello Friends,
We are having such a mild winter this year. I love it! It's sooo much more fun to do our snowy projects in the classroom and then be able to go outside in the fresh, cold air. We have been taking advantage of the milder temperatures, too. I think we have only had 4 inside recess days all winter! That makes the time spent inside the classroom so much more valuable. I truly believe all the research about recess and brain development. Go Noodle is a great tool for giving mini brain breaks throughout the day, but it doesn't replace playing outside!

I wrote a Blog Hoppin post on Friday sharing some winter crafts and resources. If you are a follower of my blog, you might recognize some of the art ideas. Farther down the post,  you will find quite a few winter resources written by various Blog Hopping authors. You can find the post HERE and also by clicking the image above.

Until next time, my friends!


Winter Rhyming Game Freebie and 3D Shapes

Hello Friends,

BRRR..... it is cold here... We have been spoiled in Central Illinois this winter. We have been having 40 degree days and it has been AMAZING! But.... good things do come to an end and we are presently experiencing below freezing temps. I am trying not to whine about it because I found a picture of what LAST year looked like at this time..... Thankfulness, my friends..... and hopefulness that this does not happen to us this year.......

I thought I would let you know that I just revised my Winter Rhyming game. Kids match the mittens to the hot chocolate cards. When they are finished, they do the recording sheet. If you downloaded this previously, download it again because I have made many changes! And, it's a freebie!
If you cannot download from TPT, HERE is the Google link to the freebie. 

We are starting 3D Shapes this week. I updated this unit last year. I really enjoy doing this unit because these shapes are not (usually) taught in preschool, so it is a new concept to my kinders. Most kids are aware of what the words "3D" mean because of the movies they have attended!

Stay warm, my friends!

Until next time,