Tuesday, April 23, 2013


So, my kiddos have been taking surveys in the classroom. When we first started them, I gave them premade surveys with the question given and then they walked around and asked all of their friends and filled in the graph. We did pictographs-- which was super cute seeing the little tiny friend's face drawn instead of shading in a box. Check out these TPT surveys/graphs from Create S'more for free!!

Favorite Sports
T-Shirt Colors
Vowels in our Names!

This week, we are making our own surveys! My kids are loving it! I couldn't find a good format for my kinder-friends, so I made my own. Feel free to use it with your sweeties!

They write their question at the top and then their TWO choices in the smaller boxes. They go around and ask their friends and record the friend's name in the right column. I'm going to add a third box for my higher friends to really mix it up ;)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Winding down!

The year is winding down and I am getting so sad. I am really going to miss some of my Kinder-babies! They are so grown up now. I love that when I read a book, they are all trying to make connections and predictions.

We have a very busy few weeks coming up, but they are definitely the most fun! Right now we are studying plants and made some paper greenhouses to plant lima bean seeds in the window. Tomorrow, for Earth Day, we are planting posies! The kids were so excited to paint their flower pots!

Next week we will be studying insects and there are some awesome TPT resources for you!

Insect or Not by Rhonda Baldacchino

Insect Research Unit by 1st Grade is Wienerful!

Eric Carle Study by 1st Grade is Wienerful!

Insect Unit Gone Buggy! by Reagan Tunstall at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits (This is so awesome and FREE)


The Life Cycle of a Ladybug
Icky Insects (Song by Silly Bus)
Butterfly Song

Check out this Lizzie Jane's Blog for some super cute insect craft ideas:

LizzieJane Baby: 20 bug crafts to make

Enjoy the last few hours of your Sunday off :)