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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pinterest Ideas: Winter

Right after break, my class will be learning about Antarctica. In our district, each grade gets to learn about one continent and 2nd grade's is Antarctica. We usually do some pretty fun activities and learn a lot about penguins and other animals from that continent. One of my colleagues has a scientist friend that has traveled to Antarctica several times and we love having her come in and show us her slide show and tell us about her experiences there. It is always fun to see the kids' faces when they realize the scientist (who I'm sure they are picturing as an older man in glasses and a lab coat) is a woman who is probably in her late 20s or early 30s. :)

Here are some activities I found on Pinterest that I will be passing along to my team to help them plan for Antarctica and other winter activities.

How to draw a Penguin

Cute and easy penguin craft

You can see other winter ideas on my Classroom Fun Pinterest Board

Monday, December 26, 2011

Holly Bloggy Christmas

This year I participated in Holly Bloggy Christmas on Ms. Preppy's blog and Kindergarten Korner- a Secret Santa of sorts where you are given a fellow teacher blogger's name and send them a gift. It was encouraged that the gift be creative and created by you so I found a fun idea on Pinterest to make and send to my person, Christina Bainbridge from Mrs. Bainbridge's Class. Side note: her blog is AMAZING! There are always tons of fantastic ideas on there!

Here is the idea I found from Kiki Creates:

It's a flip calendar or countdown (depending on how you want to use it). All of the instructions can be found here. She has free printables for it made for September, October, November, and December.

I made mine a countdown but it can be modified for anything!

I also added two bird ornaments for her bird tree collection (only one is pictured, though).

And thank you to Louanne from My Kindergarten Kids for my "Joy" art!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I've been MIA!

Sorry I've been MIA- I've been working on a big project.

Baby J was born a few weeks ago so I am currently on maternity leave. I will share some fun Pinterest ideas over the next few weeks but I'm out of the classroom so I haven't done any school work in awhile!
Happy Holidays to you!