I am the bravest teacher in the history of teaching.
Or the stupidest.
I'm leaning towards stupid.
Thursday was International Talk Like A Pirate Day. So, my 28 Kindergarteners and I "Yo, ho, hoed" and "Aye ayed" and growled at each other all day. No wimpy (smart) "First Day of Fall" for me. No safe (intelligent) "International Day of Peace". No cautious (peaceful) Vivaldi or forgettable (easy) Autumn Leaves. No applesauce for us, matey! We had hooks and swords and eye-patches and bandannas and telescopes and we turned the play structure into a ship We walked the plank, sang sea shanties and dug for buried treasure. I have the biggest headache I've ever had in my life (but it was worth it)!
Here's a picture of Captain Welch with my fearless side-kick and First Mate (and classroom aide!!! Woot woot!)
2. Color wheels(I think these are from mamajean. I'll try to find the link). Way fun, people!
4. Fun for "5 Little Pumpkins"
5. "No, David"-our important rules.
Gotta love this rule! We never talked about bikes in the classroom but I think this is a great idea. :)
I'll write a more thorough post about the apple art project later. I do it with my kinders every year and it is amazing, but wow, is it messy!