Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Meet our AM Class...

To our friends in Mrs. Coe's class: Hello from the AM class.  We are excited to meet you. Take a look at our picture to see what we look like. We are missing two of our girls, but all  10 of our boys are here. We can't wait to learn about Cinco de Mayo. We don't really know what it is! Christopher said it's 5, but we don't know 5 what?? We really want to see your school. Don't forget to send us pictures! THANKS!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Making New Friends...

We are excited to meet our new Kinder-Friends in Mrs. Coe's Kindergarten class. They posted a picture and message to us on their blog: Little Miss Kindergarten we are sharing a photo of our PM class. We were missing 2 boys and 2 girls from our PM class. We'll share the AM class tomorrow. We are wondering if you have any questions for us? We live outside of Chicago, IL. We have 1/2 days of Kindergarten. We had library and Gym today. Do you have Gym too?  This was our last chance to check out books from the Library (inventory is coming soon). We had partners in Gym and played with balls. Can't wait to learn more about you all. Can you send us a picture of your school? We'll get one of ours. Oh and can we see your playground? ;-)
The PM Class

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bunny Glyphs...

Mrs. Blakely and Mrs. Borczak saw this idea on the First Grade blog: First Grade a la Cart and thought it would be perfect for us. They tweaked it a bit so we could combine both grade levels to work together. We divided our classes up...some Kindergartners went to work in Frist Grade and some First Graders came to work in Kindergarten.
Take a look at us working well together:

This is the legend/key to "read" each bunny:

Take a look and see if you can apply the legend to learn more about each bunny's creator:

We had a lot of fun with this activity! Thanks again to Mrs. Lavv for sharing this idea on her blog!

Friday, April 15, 2011


In recognition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, McGraw Hill is offering FREE math apps for iPods/iPhones/iPadsMcGraw Hill publishes the Everyday Math Program. Hurry to iTunes because these apps are only free through April 17th.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Nursery Rhymes Presentations...

Over several weeks, we have been learning a variety of Nursery Rhymes. A few days ago, the kids were grouped in small groups and then they chose the Nursery Rhyme they wanted to act out. The children discussed who would do which jobs. They also worked out what props they would need. Some made them from scratch and others added some things from home. Each group worked together and practiced their parts. Take a look at our performances:
AM Class:

Nursery Rhymes from Cindy Blakley on Vimeo.
PM Class:

Nursery Rhymes PM from Cindy Blakley on Vimeo.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Puppy Lullaby....

My friend, Mrs. Borczak shared this video with me. It's really cute. I thought you might think so too!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

More Learning Apps from iTunes...

I was searching through iTunes and came across a few Apps for learning  you might like. (note: these are not FREE Apps). Some of our Kindergarteners have iPods and iPads and might enjoy these links.
Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering....we do NOT have iPods or iPads in the classroom. It would be NICE, maybe someday!


 We will continue to search for fun Apps for learning. In the meantime, please let us know if you have a favorite educational App that you think we might enjoy.