Friday, October 3, 2014

Five for Friday- ON FRIDAY!

I'm actually linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching on a FRIDAY! *And I've blogged 2 days in a row.* Someone pinch me! Haha! It was a busy week in Kindergarten, however, I'm kind of wondering what we accomplished?! The first couple of months always means assemblies, school pictures, and other special "extras" which make the days and weeks that much busier!

Excuse my messy desk...but I LOVE ripping off old calendar pages and letting the NEW month show off its stuff. Can I get an amen?! Speaking of you see all of that STUFF?! Yikes! October is a busy month! Here's hoping I can keep my desk a LITTLE neater.

Since we started after Labor Day this year...we're finally getting into the swing of things and mastering routines. One of our longest routines to learn and build upon is our morning calendar. We use the Smartboard and eventually work in our calendar folders with markers. The kiddos were SO excited to see a morning message on October 1st! They love being letter detectives each morning.

Math Workshop and 2-D shapes were SO MUCH fun this week! We worked on describing shapes throughout the week as we talked about number of sides, number of points/corners, straight sides vs. curved sides, etc. The kiddos loved building shapes with coffee stirrers. We also used geo-boards and rubber bands to build some of our straight-edged shapes! We love the hands-on exploration!

We celebrated our first classroom birthday today! This cutie was SO POLITE when I gave him his birthday loot. We also had the chance to try out my first TPT freebie! The class made this birthday boy a special book. He got to decorate the cover of the book and each of his classmates drew him a picture. He was so excited to take his birthday book home at the end of the day. 

We had a BUSY week in the Murray household. Can you tell?! I think we're all ready for some REST this weekend.

Have a great and restful weekend, friends!

1 comment:

  1. I love ripping of last month's calendar too! Feels so good! :) Great activities for exploring 2-d shapes!! Have a restful weekend!