WOW! This was about the fastest September in my immediate history! I can't believe that switching from Pre-K to Kinder has left me with no classroom reveal or new ideas for my blog! Thank you everyone for being so supportive and patient. I promise to catch up as much as possible over the next couple of weeks. So, my classroom, where do I begin? I went from a decent sized room with windows to a closet with none. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining it just poses certain storage and space issues that I had not needed to address in several years. How do you fit a full classroom of supplies into a tiny space, how do you organize it and how do you fit anything new that you will need for your new grade? Well, I started by clearing my entire classroom into my living room over the summer and doing a serious purge (which was very painful since I hoard all things school related!) then I went shopping! My Michaels' teacher discount, a coupon and other sales helped me to purchase quite a few space saving tools and bins. I will post a proper classroom reveal in a few days, I am so excited to share my Very Hungry caterpillar classroom with you all! So, here is a look at our first large unit of the year, APPLES! We spent 3 weeks exploring everything there is to know about apples. From science experiments, to word work, to making applesauce, we did it all! Here are a few images from my APPLES in SEPTEMBER Math and Literacy Unit. I was so proud of my class, they did an excellent job completing all of the work I put in front of them. One day we even missed recess because we were just having too much fun learning (and the teacher lost track of time, oops!) I am so amazed at how much one summer can change a class. I only have one of my former students but I have several others who were in my Pre-K department last year. I cannot believe how much they have grown and how much more they are capable of. I am used to teaching Scissor skills for a month and in Kinder I didn't even have to review the basics. The class is flying through concepts so fast that I can barely keep up. I am using a ton of resources from my cousin over at Kindergarten Smiles and find myself creating new units almost daily. Of course these units are not ready to be listed but I am making as I go here so I should have a nice round of products coming as soon as things slow down, whenever that is! Until then I have a Unit for October and a Community Helpers Pocket Chart Activity for You.
These images are from my new PUMPKINS IN OCTOBER UNIT. Here is the link to my Community Helpers Pocket Chart Sentences and last for not least my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! I have just hit a huge milestone (my first big one) on TpT! As a thank you go to my store and grab my WHERE DOES IT GO? VOCABULARY BUILDING UNIT for FREE! It will be free this whole week so send your teacher freinds by my store to get their copy! I hope you have all enjoyed your first weeks back to school and are ready for the business of the holidays! Thank you all for being such a blessing and support! Till next time, Christine