I don't know about you, but the closer winter break is, the more active my kinders get. I always start a little extra positive behavior reinforcement this time of the year. This year I created a little super bear punch card. I usually order cards from Vista Print, which I love, but this is a whole lot cheaper. Using Word, I put the JPEG on Avery business cards and hit print. I tell my kinder that they can earn a "punch" for doing things they should be doing anyway, like cleaning their supplies after they finish a project. Our classroom elf also gives out punches for good behavior that she sees too. Clip art is from Scrappin Doodles.
I'm going to have one of those years...you know the kind that makes you a better teacher in the end, but is tough to live through. I won't go into details. Every year Kindergarten teachers all over the country get a "class soup." Since these little ones are new, nobody knows who should or shouldn't be put in the same "class pot." My soup this year is just a little spicy.
We need lots of brain breaks during the day and thank goodness I have an Activboard to help me out.
My school system also blocks YouTube, but never fear...an answer is here.
I use RealPlayer Downloader. I find fabulous videos and download them right to a flash drive to play during the day. I thought I would share some of my favorite Youtube channels and videos.
If you haven't checked out Harry Kindergarten, what are you waiting for? Drop everything and tune in. He makes and shares the most amazing videos. Some are to our favorite class tunes and others to tunes he creates himself. Awesome stuff. This is one that we just started watching. Number Words Rap
I also like Have Fun Learning. They have lots of videos on Youtube for free!
Check out this one.
And...of course Sesame Street. I love love Sesame Street! Check out Bruno and the monsters!
With my videos ready to use for brain breaks, I might just survive my spicy soup year!
Oh my gosh...it comes in PINK! How fantastic is this....and Classroom Friendly Supplies donates $1.00 for each sharpener to cancer research and awareness. Awesome!
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Woo Hoo! I can FINALLY get into my classroom. I was the VERY last classroom to be cleaned at my school. I am so nervous and excited to get started!
I also noticed I have 100+ followers on Bloglovin! Woo Hoo!
To celebrate, I am grateful that Classroom Friendly Supplies is allowing me to give away one of their very popular quietest pencil sharpeners!
They come it four fabulous colors and you will even get to choose your favorite! Groovy Green, Cool Blue, Firehouse Red or Midnight Blue. To make this giveaway even sweeter, I am adding 2 dozen of my favorite pencils. Ticonderoga #2!
Hi! I'm Cindy. It is very nice to meet you. I am a 40 something Kindergarten teacher. I returned to the classroom at the age of 40. Prior to returning to Kindergarten, I worked as a library associate/ programmer at the public library. Oh...and I still work at the library on weekends. I also homeschooled my own children for 11 years. After my own family, my passions are Kindergarten, science and children's literature.
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