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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Parts of a flower

Today we discussed the parts of a flower.  We cut out flower pieces.

 I made one too as we discussed where all the parts went.

 We labeled all the parts.

Our finished flower.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What Plants Need

We continue to monitor our plants and are keeping a sharp eye on them to see how they are growing. 
We have been filling out our charts every 5 days.

 Now that they have grown a bit, we talked about what plants need to grow.

My non-verbal children got a communication board with the symbols that we would be using.

Each child got one of these sheets to fill out.

Together we made a chart with what plants need.

The children had to cut out the correct symbol and word to make their sentence.

For my students that could print, I had them print out their responses.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Guest Blogger

I'm so excited.  I'm doing my first ever guest blog.  Head on over to PreK + K Sharing to see my post about adapted art.

PreK + K Sharing

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Forest Animal Calendar Numbers

Sorry I'm a little late with my calendar numbers this month.  Here are some forest animal numbers.  If you make two copies, you can use them as a game of memory/concentration.  Click on the picture to download it for FREE.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Forest Animal Math Work stations

My newest unit is up and posted on my TpT store.  This one is aligned to the Common Core for kindergarten.

Friday, May 4, 2012

New App

I found the coolest app the other day.  It's called SPEAK all! and it's free.

It was developed by the Purdue University EPICS Department and designed to help children with special needs learn the process of constructing sentences. Even though the app was developed with non-verbal children in mind, I could see it being used with children who need help in making sentences. 

 The cells can be customized with pictures and recorded voice.
 You can touch or drag the cells to the blue bar at the bottom to make sentences. It will then read it for you.
Has anyone else tried it?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Jackpot - Update

Monday Morning update:

Thank you to everyone who came to blog to download my freebie.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Thank you too to everyone who left me a comment.

Don't forget that the sale is still going on.  20% off and another 10% off with the promo code TAD12.

Welcome everyone to the teacher appreciation jackpot.  This was  my freebie.  I hope you enjoyed it.  It is my newest interactive book.

All my products are on sale for 20% off.  Don't forget to use the 10% off code. TAD12.
 I'm pleased to be part of the Teacher Appreciation Jackpot! Over 130 TpT sellers/bloggers  are all giving away 1 product from our stores worth $3 to $8 on Sunday, May 6! That adds up to over $600 in freebies for you!

Because so many bloggers are participating, this event will be divided into three grade level groups. I'll be participting in the K-2 event coordinated by April McNair on A Modern Teacher:

Other coordinatores are:
•Grades 3 - 6 - Laura Candler on Corkboard Connnections
•Grades 7 - 12 - Adrianne Meldrum on The Tutor House
The Tutor House

TpT is throwing a huge "TpT Loves You" Teacher Appreciation Week Sale for 3 days, May 6-8. I will be offering my products at a discount here TeachersPayTeachers Store.   The promo code will be TAD12.