Monday, October 10, 2016

Ghost in the House

We have been reading a fun story about a sweet ghost who runs into all of his friends during an evening stroll throughout his house. The book has helped us make predictions, with sequencing, and with counting both forward and backward. Last week we got to make our own friendly little ghost to go along with our story.

We used Elmers Glue, mixed with water, a small balloon, half of a paper cup to hold the balloon, and a roll of medical gauze.

We dipped pieces of our gauze in the glue mixture and draped it over our balloon. We made sure to have it touch the table so that when it dries the ghost has something to stand up on. We let our ghost dry over the weekend. Once dry, we removed the cup and balloon and had a free standing ghost! We added eyes and smile of course!

This is the second time I have done this with students. The first time was with bigger balloons and older students. If you would like to see that, check it out here.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Kissing Hand-Welcome to Kindergarten!

I'm excited to say I will be teaching Kindergarten Reading and Math this year! We had a great first day of school this week. We read The Kissing Hand and made our very own Kissing Hand. We also used hearts to make our own Chester the Racoon from the story. Check it out!

We used a latex free rubber glove for our kissing hand. We packed it with gift paper and made sure to leave a little sticking out for fun. We sealed it up with a rubberband and drew a heart to make our own Kissing Hand. The activity also helped  build our fine motor control.

Later on in math class, we talked about shapes, pairs, and sizes. We used an extra large heart, two large hearts, three medium hearts, and two small hearts to make our Chester the Racoon.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

4th of July Shades

Today we continued our 4th of July Theme and made some fun glasses for the Holiday!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Flags for the Fourth

Today we talked about the letter F and the sounds it makes. We used our Fingers to make a Flag Full of Festive Fourth of July Fun. The project also helped us with our fine motor control, following verbal directions, color identification, counting, and letter sounds. We used paper, paint, and tissue paper to create our flags. Check them out!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I'm Back!!

I'm so excited to be able to say that I will be teaching our school's younger bunch again during our summer school program! Since my last post I taught third grade for two years, became the Director of Marketing for our private school, and had a baby girl. I'm looking forward to teaching and being creative this summer!

With the Summer Olympics coming up, the Copa America Tournament, and the 4th of July, I decided to make the summer classroom theme all about Red, White, & Blue. Here are a few photos of the classroom. I can't wait to get teaching on Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Beginnings!

Well, it's a new year which means change is in the air! It saddens me to say goodbye to my little group but also fills me with pride as a see them moving up to Kindergarten. With a new year comes a new challenge for me.  This year I will be teaching a group of 3rd/4th graders! Since I love blogging and documenting my classes' educational adventures it was my hope to continue doing just that. Check it out and subscribe to  Teach Them To Fly II. 

Don't worry, I plan to leave this blog active so please feel free to check out past posts for some ideas for your classroom.  Former parents, take a walk down memory lane! 

Wishing You All the Best,
 Jennifer Burns