Thank you to Kacey for hosting!
We laugh a lot about my blog in my home.
You see, I thought I'd come up with a clever name, Kinder-gardening. I even hand drew the picture that you see at the top and tried to make my side bar have all the things you other clever blog people have on your sidebars. The result was far from professional. All my people (kids and husband) are off doing amazing things and don't really have time to show me how to design a blog.
I'm on my own.
That's not good, folks.
I was so excited when people actually started to follow me.
That is until I found out that they were mostly organic farmers who thought my blog was pronounced kinder (as in nice) gardening.
It's a standing joke, so when I saw that I had reached 100 followers I wasn't sure if it was truly fair to celebrate. It's sort of false advertising. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate every single person and farmer who has signed on to read my account of teaching kinders.
So, to thank those of you who are teachers, I'm making my Base Ten Flashcards free this weekend at my TPT store.
It took two years to reach 100 followers!
I haven't exactly set the world on fire with my blog...
Anywho, if you're kind enough to be reading this, thank you from the bottom of my kinder gardening heart!
Fall is here and to celebrate we made our tissue-on-wax-paper-and-starch-everywhere art project!
I'm amazed that my mommy helpers come back.
They always look a little frazzeled at the end of stations and I've heard that they don't return to volunteer for first grade. Whoops!
There were stained fingers and table tops to explain but the finished results were beautiful!
We worked on the word family an this week so I whipped up some cards for my apron. I made the an card with a little family holding the letters and explained that they liked to stay together. Then we put the initial sounds in front of the card to make new words.
It worked beautifully and I was able to quiz them as they came in the door, going out the door, at the bottom of the slide, near the swings, you get the idea....
To those of you who own an apron; I'm making my cards a teeny bit higher than the pocket so that they don't get caught on the plastic pocket hem.
I'm making a fall apron for fun.
I'm also whipping up a few one of a kind aprons for give aways. Picking fabric is really tough for me. Any suggestions?
For some reason, this week my kids said really funny things to me. Here are two that made me laugh:
I'd left papers on a counter near by and had to go and get them for my reading group. As I was returning this was the conversation that was going on at the table:
Kid 1: "Mrs. Welchie is getting old. She sure loses lots of stuff."
Kid 2: "She's NOT OLD!"
Kid 3: "Oh, yes she is. You wanna know how I know? Look at her neck."
Me: "Hey, I'm right here!"
Kid 3: "At least she can still hear."
We're learning about shapes and noticing them EVERYWHERE! Yesterday one of my kids burst through the door and said, "Mrs. Welch, I ate rectangles for breakfast (Captain Crunch?)!"