Hi, I am Ms. Treml and I am getting ready for my 8th year teaching kindergarten! I absolutely love laughing and learning with my students everyday!! I also love sharing my ideas with others and I look forward to gaining new ideas as well! In my free time, I am usually reading other teaching blogs, reading a good book, creating new projects for my students, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with my wonderful family and friends!
During our polar animal unit, we created an igloo with sight word ice blocks (silver paper taped onto a cardboard base). During math, I had the students bring in a stuffed polar animal. I loved that so many of my students had creative polar animals. The penguin was a hit and it scared me everytime I walked into my classroom! We measured, weighed, sorted, and compared the animals. The recording sheet will be avaliable soon!
This is our class gingerbread house. On the outside, are sight word gum drops (sight words on paper plates covered in glitter glue). We created gingerbread people and during centers the students could create their own puppet shows and flannel board stories using gingerbread story characters.
Every year my students create a little gift for our school staff and classroom volunteers. This year we created cinnamon applesauce ornaments.
Recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
1 cup ground cinnamon
3/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup glue
Mix all ingredients together and roll into round balls. The recipe makes about 8 medium sized round balls. Flatten on wax paper and make cookie cutter shapes. Use a straw to poke a hole at the top to add a string. Let dry for 48 hours. When completed you can hang them or set them on the stove.
We wrapped up the ornaments and added a sweet thank you and holiday greetings card that the students created. Then we wore these cute elf hats and caroled as we distributed our gifts! Christmas is about giving after all!
We have loved studying Mo Willems and the character Pigeon! Along with listening to our pigeon blabbers over and over again, we have been playing this game. I created this game to help practice sight words and use them in context. Each Pigeon card has a sight word on it and the student's say the word and a sentence containing the word. When they finish they look at the back of the Pigeon card. On the back of one of the cards is the hot dog taped on. The name of the game is Help the Pigeon Find the Hot Dog. I also taped on the sight words to the cards, so I could differentiate the words with various reading levels!