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Friday, October 10, 2014

Five for Friday

So it's my 1st:

We've been up to so much in Room #3 & here are some photos of all the FUN:

Kindergarten went to the farm, the kiddos loved our field trip - it's such a fun tradition!

Yesterday was Pumpkin Center Day - I wrangled up 4 volunteers & together we weighed, floated, wrote, labeled, counted, measured, tasted, & planted all kinds of pumpkin goodness.

We read the best story - No Moon, No Milk! & disused properties of solids and liquids.  Then we made ice-cream.  This reminds me of my childhood camping, we used to make ice cream in metal coffee cans & roll it around between the 14 "grandkids" - we barely got 1 cup each, but it was SO MUCH FUN.  My kiddos thought so too:


I got this wordless picture book today at our Scholastic Book Fair - so excited to find another to add to my collection.  Kids love these books - it is a great way to teach mental images & "how to read the pictures" as a strategy for emergent readers.  In the beginning of the year, I used to hear over and over "I can't read yet!"  So now, I direct the kiddos to my '3 Ways to Read a Book' anchor chart & they find all sorts of ways to read, even if they can decode yet.  This story is all about the journey of a girl & her red crayon.

If you're interested, check out David Wiesner.  I almost bought 2 more, Mr. Wuffles! & Bluebird but I had to be selective.

In a side note: a parent bought the FUNNIEST book for me too - How to Get a Girlfriend, it is written by Kindergarteners & sold out (I got our last copy)...can't wait to read it to the kiddos and see them rolling on the floor laughing.  I love how books do that!

YUP - 2 weeks of amazing NOTHINGNESS!  So excited that I actually cooked/ate a homemade meal tonight, I must have eaten out every night this week *Parent/Teacher Conference problems*!!

Thanks Doodle Bugs Teaching for a great linky.  Have a good one,

Miss Kristan King


  1. Yay for your first 5 for Friday! I hope you continue, I was glad to find you - I love connecting with other kinder teachers on blogs!
    I am glad I read those book recommendations - I am taking note. I am trying to build my wordless book collection. That How to Get a Girlfriend book sounds hilarious -I will be looking that up!

    1. Thanks for the comment - I love connecting via blogs too!

      My biggest set back on 5 for Friday was having enough photos...I try to take pics, but then forget in the midst of all that is happening!

      Kristan King