An EGGcellent Week

What a fun and busy week in Kindergarten! This week we did lots of fun Easter themed activities. We started off the week with this writing piece. I am EGGstra special because...
They painted the back of the eggs and then I sent them home as a special little keepsake! They turned out really cute.

On Wednesday we had our big math egg hunt. Every child brought 21 filled Easter eggs and wrote a number on each egg. So they brought an egg with the number 1 on it, an egg with the number 2 on it, all the way to 21. Then each student was assigned a number and they could only pick up the eggs with that number on it. When my team was explaining it to me it sounded really complicated, but it wasn't and it was a great way to reinforce number recognition and it was an Easter egg hunt! : )

I bought these cute pails for the kids at Dollar Tree and then let them decorate with some Easter foam stickers also found at the Dollar Tree. 

Hunting eggs!

Here is number 21's egg basket. 

After the egg hunt we counted, sorted and graphed the eggs we found.I was also lucky and had some sweet parent volunteers to hide the eggs.

Thursday we had some special Easter visitors...

Two rabbits! Max and Ruben! One of my student's parents had a friend with two bunnies she was willing to let us play with for the afternoon. All of the kindergarten students rotated through my room to see the Easter bunnies. 

The kids loved it!

Friday we made Easter nests. This is one of my favorite childhood recipes  I was so excited to share it with my little kindergarteners. 

First you make rice crispy treats just like normal, but only with Cocoa Krispies instead. Then you give each child a blob of rice crispy dough to mold into a nest shape like this:

Next, I gave each child a sandwich bag with coconut and green food coloring then they shook it around and put it inside their nest.

Next add some eggs. I used jelly beans!

Not the best picture, but you can see how cute they turned out! : )

We also read one of my favorite Easter books, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick. We acted out the sequence of the story:

I even let my kids swallow a little Peep chick too. But, I made them chew : ) 

We had such a fun week even though we didn't get Good Friday OR tomorrow off. Boo : ( 

Happy Easter Yall! 


Compound Word Work

I spent most of this afternoon working up at school. I am really excited for some of the fun Easter themed activities.  This week we are really going to be working on compound words. I put together a new mini unit of compound word work activities in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Here are some of the included activities: 

I am really excited about this packet! I hope you will be able to use it in your classroom as well.

I put my CVC Word Egg Hunt in my word work center too. 

My kids are going to love this activity! It is a super easy and quick game to review CVC words.  Click here to download it for FREE in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. While you are there be sure to check out my other CVC Word Activities such as my CVC Initial Sounds Sort and CVC Bingo Game.


Playing Catch Up

Hello Bloggy Friends,

I feel like I have been playing catch up since Christmas! I just can't seem to get myself back ahead. Last week was SPRING BREAK. Amen! It was a much needed week to get myself caught up and ready to go.  This week I will be back on top of my game (and blog) again. 

Here are a few pictures of our St. Patrick's Day Fun:

St. Patrick's Day fell over the Spring Break holiday, so when we came back we were so surprised to find that a leprechaun had visited our classroom! He left us some chocolate gold and lucky clovers.

We created these cute leprechauns from this activity from Stephanie Stewart. I added the "If I found a pot of gold..." writing. My kids had some really cute ideas.

 "I would buy a guinea pig. I will get a cat. I will get a house for Miss Taylor." SO 

They made the cutest hallway display!

Those were the only pictures I took, grrr.

In other news, we have picked a wedding date and venue. I was really hoping to pull it all together by this summer, but it was way to stressful and not fun. I have looked forward to planning a wedding forever and I really wanted to enjoy it! So, we are waiting til March 8, 2014. It will be the first Saturday of Spring Break so I will have a whole week off of school to honeymoon. I can't wait! And, we are having it in the Austin area! It's going to be perfect! : ) Austin friends let me know if you have any good vendors to recommend. 

Y'all have a wonderful evening! I can't wait to share my newest creations will y'all tomorrow ; )