Tuesday, April 26, 2011



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~ Miss. Foehser

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Well this week our theme is pond and pond animals. Today, we created our own turtles using paper bowls as the turtles shell. I saw this in a copy of a Mailbox page that a teacher on my team had. I went online and found the legs and face of the turtles (Turtle Parts). They used watercolors to paint the bowls and crayons to color the legs and head. Then, I had them think if they were a turtle what would they want to carry in their shells. They could either draw pictures or write words, and then they glued them inside the bowl. I decided I wanted to hang them in my room so I went around and added a staple to make sure they didn't come off. They turned out super cute, and the kids had so much fun doing them!

 Using watercolors to paint the bowl.

Coloring the legs and head of the turtle.

The finished product...hanging from the sealing!

~Miss. Foehser

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Layout!

Hello All,

Well I am super excited that I have finally found the way to change the layout! I hope you enjoy the new look and I'm sure it will get changed often! I hope you have a great rest of the week!! :)

~Miss. Foehser

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oviparous Animals

Like I said in the previous post we studied about oviparous animals a couple of weeks ago. This is an activity that I created to reinforce the knowledge of silent e. Each group makes a silent e word. The students add the egg to the end of the word. They must then read the word and find the correct picture to go above it.

Let me know if this worked or not. This is the first time I have posted an activity.

~Miss. Foehser

Eagle Nest

Last week my kindergarteners were learning about oviparous animals. They really enjoy this unit because it has to do with animals. We do all types of activities to help them learn which animals lay eggs. At the beginning of the week one of our 5th grade teachers sent out a link that showed an eagle's nest with three eggs that were supposed to hatch sometime around the 1st of April. I started showing it to them and they loved watching the eagle sit there. A few times we saw the eggs when the eagle would switch we was sitting on it. The first eagle hatched on Saturday the 2nd and the second one hatched on Sunday. On Monday we got to see the two babies being fed by either the mom or dad (very hard to tell which one is which). They loved it!

This is from the live feed. The mom/dad eagle is feeding the babies. I have a video that I took but I will have to try uploading it later. It is not wanting to work right now! :( 

Here is the link to view the live feed. My kinders still ask if I can turn on the eagles.


~Miss. Foehser

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Farm Unit/Open House

Well, it has been a while since I last posted. So this unit we did at the beginning of March, but better late then never. We use our farm unit to display for open house. Below are some pictures of the activities that we do.

This is the example that I used to show my kids of what they could do on their barn. We use these as a portfolio to hold of the kids work. 

This is my kids painting the spots for their wind socks. Each windsock is then hung above their chair. 

Here are the wind socks completed. They love these and got so excited when I hung them up.

 For this activity they used squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles to create an animal. Sorry it is a little hard to see.

Throughout the two weeks leading up to open house we research farm animals. After we read a few books on the animal we recall the information and put it on a poster. They then have to choose two facts to put in their research journal. This year I laminated the posters to reuse them each year. I then hang them up around the room for decoration. You can also see in the picture our directed art horse. We create a barnyard in our hallway and each class makes a different animal. I will post a picture of the hallway later this week.

We do so many different activities for open house. This is just a few that I had pictures of. I hope these will come in handy some day for you!

~Miss. Foehser