Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oh goodness. I did it again.

Well, here it is October 2nd, and I'm posting again.

The last time I posted was September 14th, 2012.

And the time before that was August 25th, 2012.

Oops.  I did it again.

I waited WAY too long between posts to actually get something up on here!

And so today, I thought it was probably time for me to get it together!

So here's a little look at what we've been doing in Mrs. Newkirk's class over the past week (okay, let's be honest...the past few weeks).

Problem & Solution.

My students were paired up with puzzle pieces and had to come up with a likely problem for a solution or solution for a problem.

C & D

L & B

H & A
EEKK Reading as "Super-Readers"

We've been talking about what thinking good readers do and we have been trying to have accountable conversations like "super readers".  I got the idea for this anchor chart over at the Accidental Teacher, Mom, Runner's blog.  We are adding different items to our super-reader's brain every day.  Of course, we haven't "thought" of everything yet!

Here's what we have so far...

We're filling up the "brain" as the year goes on.

S & L

H & F
Comparing & Contrasting with Venn Diagrams

The kids loved these fun Venn Diagrams we made out of hula hoops.  I put one object in each hoop (golf ball/tennis ball, fork/spoon, chapter book/picture book, paper plate/styrofoam plate). They had to come up with similarities and differences and put them on notecards and then check each other's work.

P, C, & B

A & A

This picture has nothing to do with my instruction.  But here's my big kindergartner.  Miss Harlee has quite the sense of style!  Love you, Harlee girl!  You make me proud every day! 


  1. LOVE the pics! I can't believe how big these kiddos have gotten. I really miss the faculty and students there. Tell your class I said hello!

    Also, where did you get the hula hoops? I can't find cheap hula hoops anywhere. What a great idea for Venn...

    1. Thanks, Lindsey! I'll tell them you said hello! Hard to believe how quickly time flies, huh? I got the hula hoops from Coach Cromer's closet, lol! I'll have to ask her where she gets them!