Saturday, January 16, 2016

Five for Friday

Happy Saturday Morning, Friends!

In non school related news, our new kitty and Annabelle are starting to get along really well! They like to play the game of "who can be closer to Mom's face" when we are sitting on the couch. I snapped this picture the other day after school--they are quite the pair!

I got my new listening station up and running this week and I LOVE the way it turned out. I took the cassettes and CDs that I had and converted them all to mp3 files and put them on my iPod. I found this great little headphone splitter on Amazon {HERE} and after teaching new listening station expectations, the kids are doing great! They are really taking care of the iPod, headphones, and splitter and even ask me to listen to stories during free centers! A win-win for sure!

I don't know about other Kindergarten teachers, but I love the magic that seems to happen over the winter break. The kids come back what seems like years older, and sometimes things just seem to "click" while they are away for two weeks. I love seeing their progress this time of year and just had to share a little piece of writing that came out of the writing station. This little friend was writing about her family's dog, Lola. We are from the south ya know, this is how we sound out "tail." Hee hee! #precious

"Dogs have paws and a tail."

Last week, my principal came to us with an idea for a bulletin board to celebrate MLK Jr. She asked us to bring a picture of ourselves as primary age kiddos and to tell her what we wanted to be when we grew up. She asked me to help come up with a way to display the pictures and dreams and I was excited to help! I put it all together yesterday after school and am so happy at how it turned out. I think the kids are going to just love seeing all of their teachers as little girls!

A huge thanks to Mel from Graphics from the Pond and Cara Carroll from First Grade Parade for the cute bubble graphics and fonts!

Look at that little Kinder cutie! ;)

Do you have Monday off? I do, and am looking forward to a long 3 day weekend! Hubs and I are planning a few outings today, then my sweet in-laws are coming to visit tomorrow, and we also have dinner planned with some friends tomorrow night. I guess I should also finally take down my Christmas tree sometime this weekend. #yikes

Have a great weekend, y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Love the headphone splitter. The struggle of getting a listening station running smoothly is real! Enjoy your Monday off!