Thursday, January 12, 2012

So...How are my stations going? Frosty!

WARNING:  This will be a mish-mash post.   A little of this... and a little of that!

Old man winter FINALLY made it to Missouri.  We had the first real snowy day today.  We thought it would never come!   I grabbed my camera and did a little building walk.

Look how cute these doors are (they are not mine).  Our preschool teacher made the snowman door that leads our kiddos out to recess.  It is hard to believe, but this has been up a month!  She used window paint and it has held up beautifully.  She also did some door decorating along with one of our first grade teachers.  She told me she found the idea on pintrest, so let me know if the original idea came from you.

 My very good kindergarten teaching pal made these super cute snowmen.  They are made from a paper plate and torn construction paper scraps.

 She also made this craft.  She got the idea from a blog (but was unsure of exactly where-is it yours?)
She mixed shaving cream and glue to make these 3D snowmen.

This is my hallway bulletin board.   I got the design instructions from Deanna Jump's Arctic Animal unit ~ LOVE!  It is funny how each polar bear has a different personality.
 I brought a polar bear to join my kiddos at the library station.

 Surf's Up.  The kids cracked me up with this game.  This is from my Penguin's Vacation Game.  
They loved it!
 Some Eskimo CVC Word Fun.  I kept hearing things like,"Is han a real word or a silly word?"   Students listed "ded" as a real word.  I was fine with that.  The point was getting them to blend these word families and   they did an excellent job!

 This young man is looking at the November Writing Station words to help him spell "grandpa." He was writing this card, from the January Writing Work Station for his grandpa.
 We are bucket fillers in my class.   Over the summer I bought the little purple buckets from Target for $1.  Each student has one with their face on it.  Students earn pom-poms when they display the characteristics of a bucket filler.   When they have collected 20 pom-poms, they get a t-shirt.  I had these t-shirts made by a local t-shirt shop. They can add stars to their t-shirts for each time they refill their bucket.  Um... they can also lose a pom-pom when they are bucket dippers.

My kids are motivated!   They can also tell you EXACTLY  how many more they need to get to 20 (sneaky... aren't I?)

I am going to be out of the class tomorrow to take care of the broken-legged Mr. Wills.  I was so glad to find a place to get stand-alone sub plans.

In a Pinch Sub Plans has a Teacher's Notebook Shop where you can get a day's worth of activity surrounding books that most of us already have.

I knew I was going to take this day off, but wouldn't that be the perfect solution for the unexpected day off.   I mean, who wants to put together sub plans when you have a temperature or stomach bug.  Please check them out!


  1. the polar bears look so cute :)


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  3. We are bucket fillers in my class too! I love the t-shirt idea.

  4. Great post as always. I look forward to it each week. Happy soon to be Friday.

  5. Yep-winter has definitely made it to Missouri. Brr! My kids were so excited to see the snow. Maybe I need to turn my door into a snowman-what a cute idea!
    Keen on Kindergarten

  6. I never expected to see something i posted on pinterest (in fact, the only thing i've posted of my own) on someone's blog! I created the design of the middle snowman door. i've been following your blog for awhile and have gotten so many wonderful ideas from you! how excited I was to see that someone else is enjoying the adorable snowman door! :)


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