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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gingerbread FUN

Mickey Mouse Gingerbread

Gingerbread Wolverine

We had a Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt and chased the Gingerbread Teacher!
We invited our friends over to read The Gingerbread Cowboy.
We decorated gingerbread men and women. :)

Friday was probably their favorite day ever!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

More Bats and Teddy Bear Picnic

Rhyming activity/ handout found on Pinterest...

Teddy Bear Picnic yesterday...So Ms. Seeto had to go to The Dollar Tree to buy 9 extra bears in case some friends didn't have one.  Good thing, too!--because 5 students did not have teddy bears!

Collaborated with another teacher to read/sing this book, conduct a teddy bear exploration, and had bear snacks. :)

And also have a new display outside the room for a sorting project my first graders did...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Bats KWL

I was surprised by how many questions they had! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beginning of Bats

"Omigosh-- it's Batman."
"Woah, Ms. Seeto, a dragon!"
"A Batman?"

Began our Bat unit today.  Made handprints with chalk and black construction paper... placed student's pictures in the middle to make bats.  Then we wrote about what we were "batty" about.

This unit will be interesting!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

September is ovah!

September into October...can't believe it's a new month, but also can't believe it's only been 23 days of school-- womp womp!  Grad school and teaching at the same time is so exhausting!  And my flu mist on Monday is kicking in!  boohoo!

Might get a new student next week-- tick tock...

Just finished up learning about the 5 senses-- kids were insane about it.  Sang "Five Senses" song to the BINGO tune, and all the kids can sing from memory now, and I videotaped them doing it for Monday.  For sight, we looked at ables and drew what they looked like on the outside and inside.  For hear, we listened to "mystery" cups and made guesses for what was inside.  Kids were psychos.  For smell, we just sprayed the room with Glade and read a book about smells.  For touch, we made stress balloons filled with kidney beans.  For taste, we had applesauce.  Fun, fun, fun!  

mystery cups

kids made houses out of squares, triangles, and rectangles-- numbers to come...kids asked if we were going to make cars-- cute!

Reach Unit 7 Part 1

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

first 2 days of kindergarten

OMG. so.drained.
those k students.
they got me.
first seminar class last night.

new student today.
14 altogether.

sang new name song to the tune of "where is thumbkin?"
"Hello (child's name).  Hello (child's name).  How are you?  How are you?"
DIED when R said "good." HAHAH

introduced "David."
"Ms. Seeto, David's not brown!!"
my poor first graders don't know what hit them.
we will survive.

students LOVED this.  a little over their heads with the teacher speaking without being illustrated, but the actions by David speak to them.

first craft of the year! woop woop!

in plain view for when they line up for specials ;-)

found this via The Inspired Apple on Pinterest...love this for the beginning of the year for K

left school at 6:45 and saw these right in front of my car!!  then one more appeared...it's looking at me...

Saturday, September 8, 2012