Monday, November 26, 2012

Storytelling Headbands

Check out my latest packet!
I know that not everyone will be able to use it, but I work at a private school and we get to talk about Jesus' birth all year long.  I hope it is helpful to you if you get to do the same!

Here's a little something for everyone, though! 
Hide these little gingerbread boys around your  classroom for a fun number recognition activity. Click on the picture to download!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cyber Monday

Are you ready for Cyber Monday? 

I am so close to finishing my brand new storytelling headband packet. It will be $2.50 in my TpT store.
Retelling stories increases comprehension, as well as children's ability to make inferences.  Plus, it's so much fun for them to act out a story and tell it their way! My storytelling headbands help your littles do this for Christmas time!

Please visit my store for the sale and to check out all my freebies!
{Thanks, Ashley, for the graphic!}

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Turkey Time

For some reason, Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday.  I absolutely love teaching about it! I especially love introducing the story to the littles who are just learning it for the first time.  Around Thanksgiving, my classroom is filled with turkey activities.  This is a new one I tried the other day.

First, I drew a turkey on chart paper and wrote the numbers 1-6 all over him.  

 I had the littles roll these giant dice from Lakeshore and determine what number had come up.  (Great for subitizing!) 
Then they had to use a Do-A-Dot to stamp out that number on the turkey.  

This was a whole group activity, but you could easily use it as a center or independent work station. 

Another turkey favorite is these coffee filter turkeys.

My 3 year students loved this process! 
My Supplies:
1. Coffee filters (we used large ones)
2. Watercolor markers
3. Spray bottle with water
4. Die Cut shapes
5. Wiggly eyes
6. Small triangle for beak

The littles color on the coffee filter with markers, and then spray the filter with the spray bottle. (trying not to douse it, of course!) The next day, they can add the turkey shaped paper with a glue stick, and then make a face with the eyes and beak. You can also add feet, a wattle, or wings, but I wanted to keep it simple for my little ones.   

They make great decorations!

Monday, November 19, 2012

First Post

I am so excited to be starting this new blog! I have another blog, Mrs. Webster's Classroom Connections, but I am going to reserve that one solely for classroom purposes. I am so appreciative to all the knowledge and connections I have found through the blogging world.  I am hoping to give back by offering my ideas and freebies on this site.  Please come along on this journey with me!

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