April Fools Fun

Friday, March 31, 2017

I love fun jokes.  Every year I go for the classic "I made you a pan of brownies," joke.  It's old, but since I teach kindergarten, it's new for my audience.  That's one of the perks of teaching kindergarten.  They were so excited to get brownies after recess.  

What are these?!...

"Brown E's just like I told you,"  I said sweetly.  "They aren't what you expected?  April Fools!"

After the initial disappointment, I got the smiles and laughter that I was looking for.  

Tomorrow is April Fools so we made fun duck/bunny April Fools jokes for our families.  

The kids loved making them, and they laughed so much (kindergarten humor) when I flipped one from the duck to the bunny and said, "April Fools" and then switched it back again.  I know they will all go home and "trick" their parents tonight instead of waiting for the actual April Fools Day to play the prank.    

Pancake Day is Almost Here!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Are you looking for a fun way to practice sight words with your emerging readers?  Why not celebrate Pancake Day?  February 28th is the date for 2017.

 Sight Word Practice

The Tuesday immediately before Ash Wednesday is called Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day.  It's the perfect day to play this fun game!  Kids use a real spatula to flip pancakes, read the sight word, and then write the sight word.  Great reading and writing practice that is highly engaging for kids.  They absolutely LOVE using the spatula to scoop the pancakes.  I even put a real frying pan and a plastic plate at the center for them to use.

I also use this activity on our Pajama Day.  On that day we make real pancakes for breakfast and graph how we liked them best.  Two uses for this fun activity.  It's easy prep too!  Just print on card stock and cut out the pancakes.  I outsourced the cutting to two of my kindergarten kids with the best cutting skills- you know the ones who always want to help you out during their free choosing time.  They were so excited to help make this center!

Here are photos of how we make our graphs.  I show them two different ways to organize the data.

Thanks for stopping by!

Feel the Love

Monday, February 6, 2017

I don't know about you, but my TpT shopping cart is always full.  Thanks TpT for having a sale so I can get all those great activities at a discount.  I'm so excited!

Of course, all of the items in my store will be 20% off too- so use the code LoveTpT to get the extra savings.

Happy shopping everyone!

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