Other than organizing my photos, I finished Easter Bunny shopping for my darling granddaughters and volunteered in my daughter's Kinder classroom. She asked me to come in to help with her Writers' Workshop. The opportunity to visit her classroom may never happen again (we had different snow make up days), so I was happy to volunteer. I had fun & was impressed by her teaching skills. (Well, I wasn't at all surprised... says the proud mother.)
Anyway, here are five things from my week.
The Postcard Project. Recently our focus was on all things American. My teaching partners and I borrowed an idea from a Kinder teacher from another school in our corporation & challenged students to collect postcards from all 50 states. We helped the process by asking Facebook friends to send postcards. As you can see, my class collected a ton of postcards! Friends & family really came through! (Actually, about half of the cards belong to one little girl! Her family must know a lot of people!) We have postcards from all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. I also received cards from Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, and Afghanistan! These cards are hanging in the hallway so everyone can enjoy them. Thanks Bekah P. for the awesome idea! We will definitely do this again next year!
Primary Inspired gave away two puzzles to go along with her post about how she uses puzzles for sight word practice. I used the pieces of this puzzle for CVCe word practice. My Kinders love puzzles, so this is a great addition to my literacy activities! Thank you, Brenda!