March 2013 - Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten

Five for Friday

Hey all! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for their...
...5 randoms for the week.  (Yes, stop the presses, because this is my 3rd blog post this week...definitely a record.)

Did you see my post about our "Opposites" bulletin board in honor of Steve Swinburne's visit to our school next week? 
Well, it's been creating quite the stir. I have to say its been my most complimented/questioned hallway display all year. Even more than the snow globes or the Dr. Seuss one. Mainly people asking how I made the pictures look like that. Wanna know the secret? Click here


The kids are now officially OBSESSED with this brain break. I hate it because the second the song starts it gets glued into my brain all day. See, like I just had to put the video in this post and now I can't stop humming it. 

3. My husband is sick. Ladies, you all know what that means (cue dramatics). BUT I have to say, this time-- I am giving him a lot of credit. He's been on his deathbed, but still able to get Brady to Preschool, and keep the house semi-clean (I hope) for Reese's speech teacher. 

4. It's that time again.

So, you know where I'll be. Surfing blogs Wasting time on Pinterest  taking naps Parked in front of my computer while the kids make a mess play nicely and amuse themselves. 

5.  Which leads me to my last random. Did you see the background from that graphic above?  Well, if you know me, you know I LOVE glitter. But digital glitter? Even better. I am obsessed with Glitter Meets Glue Design. She has gorgeous clipart, backgrounds, and borders. And everything is glittery. No sticky fingers and no could you go wrong? (sorry color printer)
I mean... is this not gorgeous?  Check her store out!

Author Visit & My Lie!

One of the great things about our school is that every year, they have a wonderful author come in to share their books with the kids and teachers. Last year, we had SO much fun meeting Jerry Palotta (who was hysterical, by the way)
and this year, we have the pleasure of meeting
Steve Swinburne!
You might know some of his awesome non-fiction books?

Well, of course, our school goes all out for the author visit. Decorations, signs, a nice welcome breakfast, and of course hallways and hallways of bulletin boards.  We prepped for the visit by reading his "What's Opposites" book...
...and making our own class "Opposites" book and bulletin board. Check it out!

P.S.  Want to know my lie from this post?  It's #3!  Yes, I did drive a HOT PINK (actually with a purple tint) Ford Escort when I was 17 years old. And I did dance up through High School, going to many national competitions with my studio over the years. But... NOPE! No twin! :)

Spring Centers and a FREEBIE!

Here is an inside peek at our Spring Common Core Centers we are starting next week!
Sparkly Long Vowel Write the Room
Spring CVC words building

and... lots more!  Teacher friends, you can find my Common Core Spring Unit here
12 Centers + 5 Sight Word Books + a Butterfly Mini Unit! 

Oh, and one more thing! I have a Free Roll & Cover Math Game on google docs (which is a part of the Spring Unit) that you might want to download for some extra addition practice!
Have a great week! :)
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