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Friday, February 21, 2014

Five for Friday


This week was a SLOW week... but here we are and it's Friday! I'm excited to relax on the couch and enjoy a glass of wine with my fiancé, but before then I am linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday!

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One of my favorite ways to help my Pre-Kers learn is by using videos that are catchy... This "Days of the Week" song is sung to the tune of the Addam's Family. Here is another fabulous song to help your students learn the days of the week: Day-O! We use the SMART board often for songs and chants, in addition to activities and games that the children "play" during math, literacy, science, and social studies. I apologize for the quality of the video, I recorded it on my iPhone and this is my first time uploading a video to blogger. If you have any suggestions on clarity and uploading videos, I'd love the input!
This week we covered the letter Dd! After the calendar/weather, we talked about Mr. D from The Land of the Letter People Program,  his special feature (he is a dazzling dancer), the letter formations, and words that begin with /d/ (we add some to our word wall).  We then listen to Mr. D's song and read his big book Dinosaurs Dance! By the end of the week we chorally read it together. We finish up our morning circle with one of the many letter D songs. Here are some: Letter D Song (Have Fun Teaching), Letter D Song (ABC Mouse), The Dd Song (KidsTV123). During language art stations, students are color the Mr. D puppet, cutting & sorting /d/ pictures, making dots on a Dd pattern, filling in a Dd tangram pattern, and rolling play-dough into Dd shapes. During our handwriting block, we talk about letter formation and students color, trace, and print Dd's. 
On Sunday, I went to The Limited, one of my favorite stores, and bought these two adorable tops for my future sister-in-laws... it was her birthday! I wanted them both for myself too, but I decide to just get the silky tank to wear under cardigans and blazers at school. It reminds me so much of my blog colors and design- navy & green :) I'm in love! I don't know about you, but I am ready for Spring fashion! 
I made another trip to Costco this week because I needed more binders and page protectors {and other goodies too} and I haven't found them cheaper anywhere else. The picture at the bottom right, is my progress of filing and organizing. If you've noticed, March through June are empty. Today I took home the March binder along with a binder I made for phonics and sight-words, so that I can file all my papers and activities this weekend.  
I wasn't expecting a delivery, so when I saw a package at my door I was excited! I love packages, especially when I don't know what's in them! My fiancé and I received these delicious sugar 'key' cookies from our photographer just because! How sweet is that?! 




How was your week? I'd love to hear about it... link up with Doodle Bugs to share with others!


10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing some of the resources you use with your Pre-K class. I am always looking for new ideas for my little guys. Your blog is adorable by the way!

    Jess
    I {Heart} Recess

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    1. Thanks so much, Jess! I am so happy I joined the blogging world and can inspire and be inspired! As the only PreK4 teacher in my school, I love blogging as an outlet to share with others! Megan by a Bird in Hand Designs, designed my blog and it's soo me :)

      Jacqueline
      I is for Inspire

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  2. Loving all the ideas to teach the letter D. It is so sweet your photographer gave you guys those cookies. I also love surprise packages in the mail!
    I love the way you organize materials in your binders. I need to start getting mine into some sort of order!

    Rainbow Lily

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    1. Aww I'm glad you enjoyed my post! There are really so many wonderful resources out there to teach letters! We loved the cookies so much that we ate the bag already... oh boy I'm trying so hard to get into wedding shape. It was unexpected and such a sweet gesture! Lily, the binder organization is worth the time! It's tedious and I am still not done, but boy does it look nice and it is so much easier to find what I need and know what I have! Thanks for stopping by!

      Jacqueline
      I is for Inspire

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  3. What a cute blog! I'd love to learn the Day-O song. Love teaching through songs.

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

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    1. Thank you, Terri! I'm loving it! I headed over to your blog, and I enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading some posts! You provide your students with wonderful hands-on activities! Thanks for visiting! I'm your newest follower on bloglovin'!

      Jacqueline
      I is for Inspire

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  4. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! How sweet of your photographer! Looking forward to more great posts! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Tiffany
    KTeacherTiff

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  5. Thank you, Tiffany! Thanks for stopping by! We ate the whole bag already- ouch to my wedding shape-up plan... but they were soo worth it!

    Jacqueline

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  6. Hi Jacqueline!

    I love that you included that video! Super cute!! And I love recieving packages too! My number #1 reason for shopping online is for the package waiting at home!

    I'm your newest follower:)

    Katie

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  7. We love the Day-O days of the week song! My kids sing it all the time.

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