Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Assessment Time

As we settle into our routines, what's next on our agenda?
Our language arts program, Treasures/ Tesoros, provides an ABC assessment,
but since I assess frequently, I like to have all of my information on one sheet,
so I revised an old ABC assessment.
I used to have to assess in different colors to keep track, but not anymore :)

To try to keep students more aware and accountable for their learning,
I also made a graph for students to fill in.
Hope you find it helpful :)

ABC Assessment Eng
ABC Student Graph Eng

ABC Assessment Sp

ABC Student Graph Sp

Please note: Spanish word se needs an accent mark:  sé
The second set of letters Nn need a tilde Ññ

Sunday, August 28, 2011

We Survived :)

We survived the first week of Kinder, YAY!
It's funny, I always forget how tiring the first couple of weeks can be for my little ones,
AND me (hee, hee).

Antonio turned 5 on the first day of school, what an exciting day this turned out for him.
I keep track of birthdays on our class calendar, but I also wanted to have the information in my lesson plan notebook, so I made this, hope you can use it :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Kinder Classroom Update

I apologize for not posting, like many of you, 
I have been so busy getting ready for the new school year.
And as if blogging wasn't fun enough, I've found another love,
yes, I too am a Pinterest Addict.

My kiddos first day is Monday, Yay!
I still have so much to do, but I'm ready to start the new year :)

Inside of my front door.
Front of the classroom.  I decided to place larger alphabet letters above our SmartBoard for easier reference and access when writing.

This year we're beginning a great program called No Excuse University.
Each classroom chose a university,
I chose my alma mater, FIGHT ON!

Math Wall
I still have some work to do this weekend to finish it up.
Where did the time go?

Word Wall
I place student names and high frequency words here.

Teaching Wall
This is where almost everything will go.
I love the large Welcome letters above!  I was so excited that I found them in Spanish :)

Library & Season Wall
Last year I didn't utilize this space enough, 
so I thought I would use the top half as my Season Wall.  
DJ Inkers Weather Bears and my seasonal tree should do the trick.
Hmmm, I think I might need to add a border to separate the two....

I placed my animals on my back window by my Guided Reading Area.
Oops, I guess I forgot to take a picture of the whole area.

Wishing you the best of luck with your new batch of sweet kiddos!

P.S.  I decided to also join

I do love seeing all these awesome classrooms, 
such creativity!