Here are some of my favorite finds for this week- Favorite Finds Friday- it just sounds right, doesn't it?
Rockin' Dan, Teaching Man has so many great songs for teaching- and the kids LOVE them. He posted this song, and I can't believe I hadn't found it before.
The Dinosaur Number Conservation Song
It's perfect for teaching children that the number of objects that you count is the same no matter how they are arranged. CCSS K.CC.B.4C- DONE! Thanks, Dan! I subscribed to his You Tube Channel, because he has so many fun songs. Go do it! I added all of his songs to my Kindergarten Math Prezis, too- because they are such awesome teaching tools.
ALSO- I found these wonderful freebies from Common Core Galore and More. They are CCSS Cheat Sheets- all the standards on one page- one for Math and one for ELA- for all grades! I made one for my lesson plan book last year with all the standards on it, but the font was so super tiny- I love this more. It's great to include with your lesson plans, and you can even highlight the standards that you are going to be working on for the week. They are awesome!
And- Learning with Mrs. Leeby has an amazing What's In a Name packet that I bought and just love.
I usually make all sorts of random name activities, but they are all right here- to print and use as many times as a student needs to practice.
One of the best parts of the packet for me is the fact that she shares a tutorial about how to use/edit the packet for your class. Her tutorials for her packets are on her Youtube page.
AND she includes 2 fonts to use for the packet- that I love- cause I love all her fonts. They are fonts that you look for because you want the letters actually to look like the letters you want your kids to write. I sat right down and put in all of my new students' names for each sheet, and I am ready to go with some great name writing activities! <3 Thank you, Irene!
I focus on Frog and Toad more in the spring when I (hopefully) find eggs for the kids to watch.
I found some great ideas this week from Primary Chalk's Youtube Party. I found a couple favorite ideas. Susanna's (from Whimsy Workshop) explanation of Symbaloo is awesome.
I also loved Greg's (from Kindergarten Smorgasboard) idea to use a wireless doorbell for classroom management. WOW.
Primary Chalkboard is having a huge giveaway that ends today if you want to check that out. There are lots of fun Youtube videos to check out with LOTS of great ideas. I just love seeing the videos and the people. I told Susanna that it was so much fun to actually hear her voice!
Just in case you didn't hear these are our awesome prizes:
I'm also linking up with Kathleen at Kidpeople Classroom for Funny Kid Friday.
One day during Free Choice, I heard a little boy say to a little girl, "Finders keepers, Weepers losers." That made me smile in itself- but then she said, "What are losers?" And he said, "I guess the other people." How great to not know what a loser is- or maybe the great thing is to think it's the "other people." Either way, it made me smile.
Did anybody see any meteors this week? I didn't - because that Supermoon was SO super that it lit up the night and even made shadows!
Can you even imagine seeing this many meteors? That would be sort of scary and amazing at the same time!
I rained a lot on the other nights. But that's ok, because it makes it even more special that we saw lots of them last year. If you saw them all the time, it wouldn't be so wonderful to look forward to. I already wrote the dates in my calendar book for next year. May as well be optimistic, right?