Well….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!!
This 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!
This 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.
Here 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.
Well……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. :)) :
Hope you have “snow” much fun this month while you keep your students engaged in their learning!!