Monday, December 9, 2013

Getting It All Done And Fun!

Hey Kinder Friends,
Well hasn't it been fun having two ice days in Texas? Really we should celebrate because that drive home on Thursday was just dreadful. But the time has been well spent planning and preparing to make a big bang before the semester officially ends. This time of year is always so much fun in Kindergarten. It is hard to fit it all in and keep the objectives going too! As I was looking through my files it really made me want to create and recreate some things from the past and make it easier to get it all done. And with that in mind I did just that!
I love just running to my computer and printing off those life savers that we all have because it makes me feel like I have time to invest in creating or finding something I don't have that addresses some more pressing need. After two ice days I feel as though I needed some quick print and run fun!
So I created Santa Goes To School Print and Run Skill Based Holiday Fun. And while I was working my mind started wandering... Because if you know me then you know how much I love teaching Science. And I could not wait to get my hands on those files and dress them up a bit for the holidays! And when it was all said and done I ended up with a lot of holiday fun and a lot less drama!
And although I had this kind of drama in Science last week I still can't wait to get to school and get to investigating. I really can't wait. Because you know... Santa IS the best toy expert in the world and he needs a little help.
Just love this book year after year. And it just gives me a reason to investigate toys and a little force and motion. I really can't wait!
You see when I start talking about Science I get all kinds of excited. I warned you and you might have known it. So let's get down to the real nitty gritty. You know as Kinder teachers we all love some of those traditional things like reindeer food to send with the kids and countdown to Christmas bell chains. You know everyone does it because it's like teacher tradition and they were passed on to  from wonderful teachers. But let's face it, times have changed and so have our jobs and fitting it all in is just difficult. So instead of reaching into a file or tote for that crinkled up template, I recreated my two classic favorites. Yep, just print and run fun for me! Which now frees me up some time to invest into assessment and report cards.
Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4b Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4c Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.1 Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
 TEKS Objectives
Standards Addressed:
Language Arts
K.2(B) identify syllables in spoken words.
K.2(D) distinguish orally presented rhyming pairs of words from non-rhyming pairs.
K.2(H) isolate the initial sound in one-syllable spoken words.
K.11(A) follow pictorial directions (e.g., recipes, science experiments).
K.5(A) identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations.
K.5(C) identify and sort pictures of objects into conceptual categories.
(B) ask and respond to questions about text.
(E) retell or act out important events in stories.
Oral And Written Conventions
K.18(A) use phonological knowledge to match sounds to letters.
K.2(A) ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world.
(B) plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations such as ways objects move;
(C) collect data and make observations using simple equipment such as hand lenses, primary balances, and non-standard measurement tools.
(D) record and organize data and observations using pictures, numbers, and words.
(E) communicate observations with others about simple descriptive investigations.
K.6(B) explore interactions between magnets and various materials;
(C) observe and describe the location of an object in relation to another such as above, below, behind, in front of, and beside; and
(D) observe and describe the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zigzag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.
K.9(A) differentiate between living and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring.
(B) examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants.
K.10(B) identify parts of plants such as roots, stem, and leaves and parts of animals such as head, eyes, and limbs.
Social Studies
K.4 use terms, including over, under, near, far, left, and right, to describe relative location.
K.6(A) identify basic human needs of food, clothing, and shelter.
(B) explain the difference between needs and wants.
K.2(A)  count forward and backward to at least 20 with and without objects.
(B)  read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to at least 20 with and without objects or pictures.
(C)  count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order.
(D)  recognize instantly the quantity of a small group of objects in organized and random arrangements.
(F) generate a number that is one more than or one less than another number up to at least 20.
K.6(A) identify two-dimensional shapes, including circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares as special rectangles.
K.8(C) draw conclusions from real-object and picture graphs.


Table of Contents:
These are Christmas Themed Printables
2 Blackline printables A-Z Missing Letters
4 Blackline printables Identify The Beginning Sound
3 Blackline printables Identify How Many Syllables
3 Colored printable Syllable Clip Cards
3 Blackline printables Identify Rhyming Pairs
7 Blackline printable Roll It Sight Word Recording Sheets
4 Blackline printables Cut And Paste Label It
1 Blackline printable We Have Lights Reader
1 Blackline printable Santa Likes Shapes Reader
2 Blackline printable Graph It
6 Blackline printables Learning The Number Line
4 Blackline printables Ten Frame Counting
6 Blackline printables Roll The Die And Add One-Six More
1 Blackline printable Buddy Dice Game Board
3 Blackline printables Reindeer Food
2 Blackline printables Bell Chain Counting Poem
1 Blackline printable Gift Giving Tags
Science Enduring Understandings And Photos
2 Blackline printables Magnet Investigation Holiday Themed
21 Blackline printables Toy Investigations/Notebook or Journal Recording Sheets
2 Colored printable Big Books- Positional Vocabulary & Path Of Motion Holiday Themed
These are Christmas Themed Printables
3 Colored printable Basic Needs Posters
4 Colored Parts Of Plants, & Animals Posters Santa, Rudolph, Poinsettia, Christmas Tree
4 Blackline printables Label It Parts Santa, Rudolph, Poinsettia, Christmas Tree
1 Blackline printable Living/Non Living Sort
1 Blackline printable We Have Lights Reader
2 Blackline printables Light Investigation Recording Pages
2 Blackline printables Light Sources Sort
1 Blackline printable Dramatic Play Placemats
4 Blackline printables Star Santa Craft
1 Blackline printable Santa Stationary
Everything you need to keep the learning going during the holidays!

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