Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcome to KINDERGARTEN! {the first few days and Meet the Teacher FREEBIES}

Here we go again! Time to start year #5 in kindergarten (year 8 of my teaching career!).  I am super excited for this year...the biggest reason? My baby girl is in kindergarten this year! You will more than likely see a lot of her in my Facebook, Instagram, and blog posts because I can use her in classroom action pictures without fear of the parents getting upset. ;)

Here is a picture of Rylee on the first day. 

I also used this sign with the rest of my kinders. I simply put it in a frame and wrote what they wanted to be with a  dry erase marker. A quick and easy way to document their first day! Grab a copy of the  "first day of kindergarten" sign {here}. 

For some INSANE reason, our "Meet the Teacher" night was scheduled for THE NIGHT BEFORE SCHOOL STARTED! Yes, you read that correctly- the NIGHT BEFORE school started. As in, we met our new kinders that night and the next morning, we started school. All those supplies and zero time to put them away. Pain in my behind! 

Okay, enough actually wasn't THAT bad *cough cough*. Here a few pictures of my classroom and teacher/student gifts.

(I added a ballon and starbursts with these tags.)

After "Meet the Teacher" and "first day jitters", we got right to work! Working on routines and procedures, writing strokes, the correct way to use scissors and glue, the correct way to go to the restroom, how to walk down the hallway, all those lovely beginning-of-kindergarten things that you have to teach and you forget that you have to teach them again, year after year. 

This year I have decided to go total "Kinder-Classroom" by using the KinderCurriculum by Tara West. If you would like to check it out, you can click {here} to see Tara's entire curriculum guide.  We started learning our letters using KinderPhonics and how to use math manipulative correctly with KinderMath Getting Started.

 All I can say is that I am SO EXCITED for this year! I can't wait to share with you all of the fun and exciting things we will be doing this year! Oh, and I promise to take more pictures! 


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