This week has been a rainy and humid one in my part of the world. I’ve wanted to curl up on the couch, watch movies and knit all week! I did do some of that, but I also got a cute DIY project done, found a new book and continued to work on some new resources to add to my store.
These write-the-room sheets are a great way to work on letter recognition. They can also be used with books to add a fun literacy component. We had students look through the books to find words that began with the letter P. Once they found a word, they would record it. Some of our students challenged themselves to find even more words and record it on the back of the paper. So much fun, and they get to work on a variety of skills.
You can get this activity in my store:
I had seen this book posted about a few times this summer, and I really wanted to get it for our classroom library. Someone had mentioned that they got their copy at Winners, so the next time I was there I had a look and luckily I found it! They had a great collection of books at the store, and I had to control myself to get just this one. I still have a lot of Scholastic money to use, so I think I am going to take a look at what I can get for the new school year.
I saw this awesome DIY project from Happy Days in First Grade on Instagram, and she even had a tutorial on how to make your own: 6 Steps to Make Your Own Pencil Stool. I thought it was so cute, so I knew I had to make my own. I have a couple of old stools that we no longer use in our basement, so all I had to do was buy a few of bottles of paint. In all, this project cost me less than $10 and I love how it turned out!
Teaching time in kindergarten can be a tricky. I made some fun activities with this in mind and recently shared them in this blog post. Head over there to get some ideas on how you can teach time to your students!
You can also get these activities in my Easy Print and Prep pack if you want to use them with your students:
Have you done any DIY projects for your home or classroom? What are some new books you are getting for your class?