Wednesday, April 4, 2012

So How Are My Stations Going? And a bit of Frog and Toad

Here are some of my stations this week.

Drum roll please... April's Writing Work Station made it's debut!   As predicted, my kids clapped when they saw it.  Great for my ego!
 I couldn't believe this was the #1 selling item last week!   Thanks guys! I hope you are enjoying it too.
 I got a card from this station.  Clearly, I need to get busy!

 The Easter Fluency Station was alive and well!
 The Stamping station is always popular. I love the pictures they add... so cute!
 I am really glad I updated the Silly Sentences response page.  It is helping my kiddos remember to start with a capital letter and end with punctuation.
A black cat danced by a happy princess.
 Even Miss Pig got involved with stations this week.  I was running short on time so I had some of my kids tape the eggs around the room on Monday.  I think Miss Theodora was thrilled to be involved.   You can find this product my clicking on my sweet pet.
These are from my Bunnies and Jelly Beans Easter Math Unit.   Writing number problems seem pretty simple with the math talk cards.  

 Yes, the Twist-able Crayolas are a HUGE deal in my room.
Here is what we are working on for Reader's Workshop.  We are working on Common Core Standard:  Reading Literature Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 9.

We are loving Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel!  
We have just finished reading Frog and Toad are Friends, so we are getting the feel for these characters.  We made this chart.
 Then the students created their own character charts.  
Frog:  Frog is a good friend.  He is smart.  He is kind.  He is wise.  Toad:  Toad cries.  He made a sweater for Frog.  Toad is nice to Frog.  Toad has problems.
Poor Toad... Don't we all?!
Frog:  He is smart. He is clever.  Frog solves problems.  Toad:    Toad is funny.  He gets cranky. Toad is  nice.
I am currently working on Math and Literacy Stations that go along with the Frog and Toad series.  I am aligning this unit with Unit 6 from the Common Core Curriculum Map~Wonders of Nature:  Plants, Bugs, and Frogs.  I hope to have it ready by this weekend... Fingers crossed!

12 comments:

  1. I love Frog and Toad! Tag your it! Come over to my blog to check it out!
    Rambling About Reading

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  2. I am excited to see your unit Deedee! I'm looking for some new Bugs things :)

    Shannon
    Kindergarten Hoppenings

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  3. Amazing! I love the visual of the capital letter and the period! I always have my kids sing "The Sentence Song" to the tune of La Cucaracha:
    It is a sentence!
    It is a sentence!
    Starts with a capital letter.
    Ends with a period,
    And it makes sense,
    That's how I know it's a sentence!

    I adapted it from something I found online for Kindergarten and my kids hum it all the time while they check each aspect of their writing. I can't wait to use the visual along with it to see how it helps my visual learners!

    Also... Tag! You're it! Come see what this is all about here:
    http://aturntolearn.blogspot.com/2012/04/tag-youre-it_04.html

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  4. This post was filled with juicy curriculum! Congratulations on your #1 selling unit! Miss Pig looks like a lot of fun! She probably loves the kids coming by her cage in search of an egg. *** Squeal Squeal*** I loved reading your Frog and Toad chart. The comment, 'Toad has problems and troubles' makes me smile because BOY does he ever. Have you seen the Frog and Toad you tube videos? They are hilarious.

    Sheila

    sprinkleteachingmagic.blogspot.com

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  5. I love everything you do. Seriously. I live for your new posts. :)

    Kimberley
    First in Maine

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  6. Love your units! Love your blog! Happy Week Deedee! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  7. Love this! I may be totally ignorant here, but what exactly are the CC Curriculum Maps? We are beginning CCSS next year in Louisiana, and I'm on our district's committee... I would love to share this information with them! Thanks for all you do!!!! :)

    Katy
    kindergartenkaty@gmail.com

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  8. Has Missouri implemented all of the Common Core Curriculum? In Georgia, only the math and language arts are being implemented next year. I think it would make much more sense for kindergarten too implement it all, because of the integration. But, for some crazy reason, no one ever asks classroom teachers! Thank you for your posts, your units, your math workstations, I love it all.
    Linda
    A Teachers Touch

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  9. I love that we get to see Theodora! She's cute. I loved the story you wrote about her awhile back. Our district started common core for K-2 and it's a little overwhelming. Surprisingly most have risen and met the standards. Are you going to share your curriculum maps??? I would buy them in a heartbeat. You do excellent work and I am glad that you had the #1 product.

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  10. I've been scanning my room, looking for a place to add a writing station wall. My students LOVE your writing centers! Today, we made word lists for Easter. :-)

    I just posted about our adventures in testing. TGIalmostF! Have a happy weekend!
    ReadWriteSing

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  11. You are awesome. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy all of your creations.

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