Calendar

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I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I’m so excited post today to talk about my new Calendar for PowerPoint! If your like me at all, I am always changing my mind each year with things digital and paper.

Well, Calendar  time hasn’t been any different! Each year I change my mind and go from a wall calendar to a SMARTBoard file and I finally have decided that I needed a digital calendar that I loved.

I’ve spent a lot of time creating this calendar and I love it! I will show pictures and discuss each slide and their will also be a video as well to show you it in action. Are you ready?

Here we go…Introducing Little Kinder Calendar! Here is the cover of the calendar you will see first. The black go box is where you will start. Just click it and you will be on your way.

Slide01Next, you will see a slide with all of the months of the year. These are all linked so you can just click each month and it will take you to the correct slide.Slide02Once you click the month you will see the calendar. In the calendar slide you will not be able to be in Slideshow. Unfortunately, PowerPoint doesn’t have a drag drop feature to make it interactive in slideshow. The teacher will need to copy and paste the numbers needed for the day. This should be very easy to do and quick once you end slideshow.

Slide03In calendar, you will see the calendar with numbers along the side to drag over (once copied and pasted) and the rectangle which can stay on the day your on. The icons along the bottom are activities that you can use to be interactive with. You just click the picture and it will take you to different things. The only one that is a website is shapes which will take you to the internet. You must have internet access to use.

After calendar is done you will click next and it will take you to the 5-Day Forecast. Students can use this slide to drag the weather for the day. Again, you will need to be out of slideshow to use this feature. Once finished click the slideshow icon at the bottom of powerpoint and click next.

Slide05You will move into days in school slide. You can use the tally marks at the bottom to drag once you exit slideshow.

If you have a SMARTBoard, you can use the ink layer and write on the slides too.

At the bottom of the calendar there were icons you could click for activities as mentioned above. Here are some examples of the slides you will see.

Slide06This is to use with number of the day and you will need to be out of slideshow to interact with. If you have SMARTBoard, you can just ink layer over and write on it.

Once of my favorite activities in here is the Math Talks: Subitizing. Two years ago my school did a book study on number talks and it was a great way to get kids thinking about numbers. This year our new Virginia SOL’s now have it embedded in K curiculum.

This is an example of the choices you will have.Slide07

There are at least 15 slides per activity that you can flip through to practice number talks. These are a great foundation for number building.

There is more in the calendar and I have a short video clip that shows you some of it in action. Just click the link for the video below to see more. FYI This is my first video, ahh! It’s so strange listening to yourself:)

I hope you find this helpful and useful in your classroom. If you have any questions please email me at littlekinderlove@gmail.com. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
This calendar is available on my TeachersPayTeachers Store at Little Kinder Love.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
ALi

QR Code

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Happy Monday!

My school district has a currently has a Chromebook Initiative which has finally made it’s way down to K. Our school’s original plan was tablets, but we were informed in January that we’d be getting Chromebooks like 2nd-5th already had.

Our Chromebooks arrived at the end of February and my kids are OBSESSED! We have used them for our current programs i-Station, i-Ready, and PowerSchool. Our ESL students even use it for Imagine Learning. Students can access other programs such as abcya and starfall too.

I’m just as excited to get rolling on creating products that can help my students and yours too! We just finished our money unit with counting coin collections to 10 cents so I decided to create QR Math Task Cards.

Check out my QR Math Task Coin Cards:

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Here are the QR Coin Task Cards. There are 12 individual cards with coins for students to count. Once students count the coin collection, they will use the worksheet to write down their answer. After they do this they can scan the QR code to check their answer.

These coin task cards go up to 10 cents. They are mixed with pennies and nickels.

 

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Here is a picture of what students see when they scan the QR code after they count their coin collection.

Below you will see the worksheet they use to write down their total. coincollwkst

This is the worksheet students will use to record their answer before they check them. If students want to check their whole worksheet they can scan the code at the bottom to check their own work and correct it to hand in to you.

This can be a way for them to assess themselves and see what they need to work on. You can have them hand it in and easily check it.

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The picture to left shows the answer key scanned for them to check their work!

If your interested in this pack, you can check it out in my TPT store, just click the link below:)

Here is the link:

Coin QR Task Cards

Please email me if you have any questions about QR codes @ littlekinderlove@gmail.com

Thanks so much for stopping by!

ALi

Gingerbread Week

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Gingerbread week is such a fun week of teaching! My students enjoyed all of the books and our Gingerbread Oven craft we made this week. I read a Gingerbread story each day this week and they responded in their Gingerbread Book by drawing the setting, characters and ending of the story. Here are the books I read this week:

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You can find some through Scholastic and all on Amazon. After I read a story each day students filled out the setting, characters, and ending of each story.

GBBookYou can find this book at my TPT store, here is the link if your interested: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gingerbread-Story-Setting-Characters-and-Ending-2250621

There are several choices for Gingerbread stories available in the pack.

At the end of the week, we created a Gingerbread Oven Craft to go along with our Gingerbread week. The students use scrap paper to recreate the events of the original Gingerbread Man story and place in on the story paper inside their oven.

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OvenIf you are interested in this craft, it is in my TPT store. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gingerbread-Man-Oven-Book-Craft-2255195

My kiddos loved this craft and were super excited to take it home!

To finish our Gingerbread unit, students made gingerbread houses. We used the school milk cartons and students brought in frosting, graham crackers and candy for their house. Here are some of the houses my students made:

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There was frosting in hair, all over clothes and and chairs and tables, that’s how you know they had GREAT time!

And lastly, I sent home a family project to disguise their Gingerbread Man from the fox and they came up with some cute creations, check them out:

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We had some cute gingerbreads that were saved from the fox. I hope you enjoyed all of these fun ideas!

ALi

A Summer Start

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I’ve been working hard to get my blog running, and it’s FINALLY happened! After 5 days of being on Summer vacation, I’ve been working on some new decor for next year. Here is a glance at what I’ve started:

If you like these you can find them at my TPT store: 

Burlap Alphabet Posters & Burlap Word Wall Headers

Since this is my first blog post on my new blog, why not do a giveaway? 

Follow me on TPT and comment below with what number follower you are and I will choose a lucky winner to win both of these sets!

ALi