Friday, October 30, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter G

1. Do you believe in ghosts?
2. What do you think you would do if you saw a real ghost?

1. Name something that's green.
2. Name something that's green that you don't like.

1. Do you know someone who plays a guitar?
2. Would you like to learn to play a guitar? Why/why not?
3. What is the best thing about a guitar?
4. What is your favorite kind of guitar, electric or acoustical?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Free Printable Kindness Cards


These printable cards can be given out to friends and family that may need a little smile or can be used as a fun random act of kindness project, which is the way that we used them.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Weekly Graphing - Letter F

1. Given the choice between a goldfish, a shark, and a piranha, what type of fish would you like to be?
2. Do you like to eat fish?
3. What is the best thing about fish?

1. What do you like most about flowers?
2. Can you eat flowers? Would you eat a flower? Why/why not?

1. Why do countries have flags?
2. Do you know your state's flag?
3. Why are flags important?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Halloween Treat Bags - A Sorting Activity

Why not set up a learning center/station using a set of those bargain dollar store 3x5 Halloween treat bags?

Just tell the students to sort them into 2 piles, 3 piles, etc. How they want to sort them (by color, by picture, whatever) is up to them.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter E

1. How do you like to eat your eggs? Fried, boiled, or scrambled?
2. Name an animal that lays eggs, and birds don't count!

1. What do you like most about elephants?
2. If you had a pet elephant, what would you do with it?

1. Do you know what an envelope is for?
2. Do you know how to address an envelope?
3. What can you put in an envelope?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Indoor Recess - Bad Weather Activity #2

This one is great if you have limited space to put the children in a big circle.

Remember the game "Freeze"? Where you play music, then stop it, and the children have to "freeze" where they are? No music is required for this game! And the kiddos don't have to be in a circle!

All they have to remember is:
When You Clap Once, It Means GO

When You Clap Twice, It Means Stop

Tell them to walk around the room. Alternate your claps, sometimes adding two GO claps together, or two STOP signals back-to-back to trick them. Because you're also building listening skills and boosting brain work!

A good 3-5 minutes of this not only gets their wiggles out, but also gives them a much needed brain break. And there's no equipment required!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween Alphabet

On the board, write the alphabet vertically. 

A -
B -
C -

Challenge the class to find a Halloween-related word for each letter.

This makes for a great journal activity, and helps with their writing/copying.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter D

1. If you could be a dinosaur, which one would you be? Why?
2. Would dinosaurs make good pets? Why/why not?
3. How many dinosaurs walk on 2 legs? 4 legs?
4. How many dinosaurs fly?

1. What's your favorite dance?
2. Where do you like to dance?
3. Do you like to dance alone, or with a partner?

1. If you could have a doughnut, which one would you pick? Why?
2. What do you think the red doughnuts taste like?
3. Which doughnut do you NOT want? Why?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Greater Than/Less Than With Candy Corn

A fellow teacher on Facebook shared this idea.
It's easily adaptable to Kindergarten!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter C


* What is your favorite color?
* Name things that are YELLOW, GREEN, etc.
(Graph by color and tally).


* What is your favorite cartoon?
* If you could be any cartoon character, what would it be?


* What is your favorite cookie?