Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Blog Award

 I feel chuffed that  Brittany at  Stickers and Stamps has given me this Blog Award. 
She has a really cute blog that you should check out.

I have recently joined the blogging world and would like to thank all the wonderful teachers who regularly share their classroom ideas. I have taken away many great ideas that I have used  in my classroom and I hope I can do the same in return.

 There are so many wonderful blogs out there that I have been following for some time and choosing only 15 was difficult.

Here are the rules for this award:
Once you receive the award, you must follow 3 rules: 

1.  Follow the person that gave you the award

2.  Link back to the person that gave you the award 
3.  Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers
Congratulations and thank you!

Mrs Lee's Kinderkids

If you haven't checked out these blogs, you should. These bloggers have some fantastic  ideas.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Bees, Bees, Bees!

We have finished our unit about bees. My little ones had a lot of fun and learned a lot. 

We did a cute Bee glyph.
 As well as reading lots of great non fiction books, we also read The Very Greedy Bee and Eric Carle's The Honeybee and The Robber. They are both cute stories but my little ones' favourite was The Honeybee and The Robber. I think it may have been the interactive nature of the book that was appealing. It has many bits to push and pull.

 As part of the glyph, my little ones had a fold-up hexagon which opened out and they drew different pictures about bees.

 We graphed our information and wrote about it.

We also made a hexagonal prism and put the together to make a honeycomb. My little ones drew different bee pictures in the prism.

We read some fun poems. 
I like to get the most out of every activity. 
This poem was a literacy lesson and also a maths lesson about position.
First we read the poem and found the rhyming words.

Then we then highlighted the positional words, first, second, third..

We then learned the short way of recording position. 1st, 2nd 3rd ...
Kindergarten children are like little sponges and take it all in.

They cut out the speech bubbles and drew the bees from the poem and labeled them.
We  learned about the  the different bees in the hive, queen, drone and workers.
We drew pictures and labeled them.
 Look at this little one's picture of the queen. So cute!

We learnt about metamorphosis and drew the bee life cycle.

We had fun  learning about the proboscis. Here we are with a straw and water and learning how a bee sucks nectar from a flower.

We then drew about it.

All of these activities are in my Bee Unit on TPT Here

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Bee Happy Writing Craftivity

AS part of our bee unit we did this writing craftivity about what makes us happy. 
We displayed our writing on a cute bee.

I feel happy when...
I went to the pool and the library and we had fish and chips for lunch on the day before school.

I sleep over at my Nan and Pop's house and i play the Wii at their house. 

 I go for a swim with my mum and dad and my sister.

It is summer and I go to swimming lessons.

It is summer and spring because it is warm and I get to go to the pool.

 This craftivity can be purchased from from my TPT store HERE 

I have also included this craftivity in My Bee Unit HERE which is a complete unit of work about the bee community.