Favorite 3 Pins for January

Pick Three January PicksWell….it is January and almost time to get back to school. If you are like me, you’re looking on Pinterest for some great ideas to teach your students those important standards. I know that I’m always trying to keep my little kinder kubs as engaged as possible and Pinterest is always a great place to find some learning treasures! While I was researching some ideas, I found this great linky party. So,  I decided to link up with these amazing bloggers and show my 3 favorite pins for January. It’s great to look at what other teacher bloggers linked up to as well!   A great big THANK YOU to Pawsitively Teaching and Inspired Owl’s Corner for hosting this party!

I chose the first 2 favorites because I’ve actually used them in the classroom. The 3rd one is a TPT product I’m going to buy to use this week as we complete some activities about the New Year.  Yikes!! I can’t believe it is 2015 already!!

Pick 1This pin is a really fun science activity you can do in the classroom. In Georgia, we are not often blessed with snow, so the kids really love decorating a classroom snowpal……or should I say icepal…..:) Either way, it is a great activity to show changes in water when frozen. There are many ways to incorporate math and writing with this activity, too!

Snowman Science project

Pick 2This math activity is a great one to incorporate the use of 10 frames. My students really love anything where they can toss a bean bag. In my classroom, I have the students, who are watching the student toss and put the counters on the large ten frame, place their own counters on a small 10 frame or record it in their math journal on blank 10 frames until it is their turn. This activity works better for me as a small group math rotation.

Snowman Bean Bag Math

Pick 3Here is a link to an inexpensive TpT product for a Happy New Year theme. The first week when we get back from our holiday break, I really enjoy using the New Year as the theme for the week. This is also the time that I  emphasize the months of the year and parts of a calendar. One other thing…..I take a picture of each child with a New Year hat or crown on (I’ll probably use this one this year) and he or she is holding a noisemaker while standing next to the calendar. I save these pics and put them in their end of year memory books.

Happy New Year ProductWell……these are my 3!! I really could pin so much more….I mean you have 100’s day, MLK day, mittens, Jan Brett, polar animals, the artic…….so why don’t you link up too and share your 3 favorites. This linky party lasts the whole month of January!

This is how you do it (I’m taking this straight from Kfundamentals…it helped me to do it right. :)) :

1.  Save the “Pick3” images to your computer to use in your blog post.
2.  Create a blog post and share your 3 Pinterest Picks for January.
3.  Be sure to include the original source for your pins.
4.  Link up by clicking the “add your link” button below.
5.  Be sure to check out the other Pinterest finds that have been shared and comment on the ones you love!
Also, I would love it if you would follow me on Pinterest. Pinning is one of my favorite pasttimes!

Hope you have “snow” much fun this month while you keep your students engaged in their learning!!

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  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I love your pins! The kids would love to put together their own snowman! Love the tens frame too, and I know what you mean about the activity working better for you in a small group. I am for sure doing goal setting when the students come back on Tuesday! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kim Wood
    January 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Great pins! I especially love those 2015 crowns you found! Your memory book pictures sound adorable.

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    Pawsitively Teaching
    January 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I love the snowman tens frame activity! The kids would love it! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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