Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Well, big announcement time!!!!  I am moving to PRESCHOOL next year!!!!  I am so excited, and I can't wait!!  I love teaching preschool and that is the whole reason why I went into early childhood education.  I am already working on things for next years classroom.  I just can't wait!!  I will definitely miss the independence that come with Kindergarten.  These kids have me spoiled.  I have some of the BEST kids a teacher could ask for this year.  Yes, we have our days, but these kids love me and I love them.  Yesterday, I had to take off half a day because I have poison ivy.  Today when I came back (yes, I double checked with the doctor and I am clear to come back, two shots and 2 prescriptions later.) my kids were so worried about me.  As they reached the door, they had get well cards for me.  They were all asking about how the Dr. visit went, and they just HAD to know about the 2 shots I got.  They were looking at my neck, and commenting on how much better it looked.  They really were worried about me.  It completely made my day.  I honestly have the sweetest class EVER!!  I received flowers and kindergarten "tips" on how to feel better.  These of course cracked me up.  Lil girl - Ms. Britney, you should go see the nurse, she works MIRACLES!!  Lil boy - Ms. Britney, my mom works next door at the nursing home, just walk over there, ask for her, and I just know that she will make you better!!!!  This is exactly why I teach!!  These kids know that I love them, and they show me that they love me!! 

I will be posting sometime today or tomorrow to catch everyone up on what all we have been learning about.  I just couldn't resist posting about how AWESOME my class was!!  These are my baby's and I want the whole world to know how great they are!! 

-Ms. B

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm BACK!!!!

Well, I guess it's time to post again.  I am sorry, but I have just been so busy.  I know that I have been slacking on posting, especially since the last time I posted was DECEMBER.  So my next post will be a catch up, super-long, picture post.

Here we are playing our 1 fish 2 fish game.  They had to roll 2 die and add the numbers.  When they filled up the entire board, they ate the goldfish.

Here is our cat and the hat word family art.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday we ate GREEN EGGS and HAM!!!!

It looked really gross, but when we finally tasted it, they were delicious.

We recently participated in a project by Jen.  We took the Lucky Charms cereal challenge.

We had to separate the Oak Piecesand the marshmallow Pieces.

Next we had to graph the different marshmallow shapes.

After we did that, we counted each shape, and wrote how many we had.

Finally we used that to make tally marks to show how many of each shape we had.  We turned our numbers in, and got to see how many other people across the world had participated in the project.

We planted a Banana Tree!!

Mr. John helped us dig a hole, and hold the tree.

We got to use our STRONG muscles.

On the 100th day of school we had so many activities to do.  We made a GIANT bubble gum machine with 100 pieces of gum.

We also made a Giant ICE CREAM cone, and counted by 5's to 100.

Finally, we made a giant Pizza with 100 toppings.

We had so many activities that day!!  We even had a special guest fly in!!  ZERO the HERO!!

He danced and sang songs with us.

For Easter, we sorted our jelly beans, and we separated them by colors.

Next we graphed them.

We also used them to make patterns.

Here is our jelly bean graph.

Our Tally sheet.

Here are our patterns.

Our beautiful flowers.

We also made a flower, and labeled the parts.  We even wrote the things that plants need to survive.

Well, for now, I guess that is all I have.  I will try to keep up with the blog again.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Ms. B

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Hapenings

So, I can't believe that December is almost OVER!!!!  It is SOOOOO close to Christmas, and I still have SOOOOO much more to do to get ready myself.  Not to mention all of the stuff I need to do for my class!!!! 
To Do List:
1.) Wednesday : Polar Express Day

2.) Wednesday Afternoon : Perform the Grinch Who Stole Christmas at the Nursing Home (My After School Drama Club)

3.) Wednesday Night : The BIG Performance!!!!  ....eeeek....

4.) Thursday Morning : Sing Christmas Carols at the Nursing Home

5.) Thursday Afternoon : Christmas Party

Now, that is our agenda.  I still have to get the kid-os presents, clean my room, make sure I have all of the permission forms for both class and club, get hot chocolate and cookies, finish props..........and the list goes on.  I will be THANKFUL for Thursday afternoon!!!!

So, anyways, enough belly aching....on to what we have been doing lately.  We have had so much fun this past month.  I love my kid-os, and boy have they been loving me this month.  Every day, we have had something fun to do.  Of course, I tie it in with academics, but it’s the change of activities that they have loved!!!!  The other day, one of my kids said, "Dude Ms. Britney you’re the bomb, and something about a bag of chips!!!!" Translation : You’re the bomb, all that and a bag of chips.  Than another day I had one say to me, "Ms. Britney you are the BIG BOMB and we are the little bombs, we are just that good!!".  I love the things that come out of their mouths.  Make me so proud, happy, and crack me up!!!!  Now, on to the PICTURES!!!!!!!!

First up....Our Wreaths.  We had to count the number of strips that we made, and write each number on each strip.  After that we got to cut the strips out and staple them to make the wreath.

Next, we cut out berries, and we had to count how many berries that we used.  Later, we hung them in the hallway.

These are our Elves that we made.  I made a template and cut out all of the pieces for everyone.  They had to follow the directions, as we put them together.  Listening is something that they REALLY need to work on.  So, I love doing activities like this. 

Boys had green bodies, and girls had red bodies.

We made pattern stockings.  They each got white strips for the legs, they chose red or green.  Than they had to make a pattern.

After they finished, we glued our Elf Application to the front.  We read the book "How Santa Got His Job."  We loved it!!  We also talked about how we have to fill out job applications when we get older.  We talked about the different community helpers around this area, and what we wanted to be when we grew up.  This was a perfect tie in to our Social Studies unit, "My Community".

They had SOOOO much fun doing these!!  I loved how they turned out!!

Here are some shots of my Drama Rama Club that I teach every Tuesday afternoon.  They were painting props for our play, "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." This is the Grinch's cave.

This will be Mt. Crumpit.

This was a Who House for the Who Village.

I had some special help the other night.  Jingle the Elf decided to draw pictures of everyone in the classroom.  He also added mustaches and funny objects in them.  My 3 brothers came to help.  1 real brother and the other two are basically my brothers.  This is my lil brother JK.  He is drawing some pics for me.

Ben drawing some more pictures.

Here are a few.

Ross helped clean my classroom. 

Jingle hung the pictures everywhere in the classroom.  He also went to Mrs. Hand's class and tied their elf Sonic up, and wrote a note. 

The kids went WILD when they found him actually holding a marker!!!!

Yes, sadly, this is what happened the other day.  One of my lovely kid-os decided that she wanted to open up and dump out all of my letter buckets.  After I found this, she has had to sort them every day until she finishes.  I was NOT a happy camper!!

Parent Gift!!!!  This year I bought the 0.98 cent chargers from Wal-Mart.  They came in Red, Green, Silver, and Gold.  I chose the red and green.  The boys did green and the girls did red.  I dipped their hand in the opposite color paint, and placed it in the middle.  After they dried, I let the kids write Merry Christmas, their name, and the year on the edge of the plate.  Then I wrote a poem on the inside of the plate.  They turned out SO cute. 

Poem: Busy hands are happy hands.  Making spririts light.  Hang the stockings, trim the tree.  Keeping Christmas bright.

Here we are doing our label Santa activity.  We read a story about Santa, and then did a labeling activity.  We also did a writing activity. 

We did another circle map, and tree map.  We love doing these.

I had to test on Friday, so I ran some pictures of bells and Christmas trees off on some transparency paper. VoilĂ , sun catchers.  They color them with markers, and they turn out beautiful!!!!  We hung them in the window. 

We also made Christmas trees.  I told them that they had to put the strips in order from smallest to largest strip.  I showed them a picture, and then I had them do it on their own.  They turned out really good.  We also took a pencil, dipped it in white paint and made snow all over the paper.  THANK YOU Pinterest!!!!

Yesterday, we had a parent volunteer come in and do a special craft.  I didn't get a picture of what they made, but it was so cute!!!!  They made wreathes with bells.  We broke down into centers.  This center they had green play dough and shapes.  They made Christmas trees.

They also got to build "gingerbread houses" with blocks.

Here, they were able to use paint pens, and make gingerbread people.

Here they are making Christmas lights.  They had to write their name down on a sheet of paper.  They had to count how many letters were in their name. Then they had to trace a Christmas light for each letter of their name.  After they traced them, they colored them, and cut them out.  They then had to glue them on a strip of paper.  When they got finished they took a black marker and wrote their name on the bulbs.  After they wrote their name, they had to fill out a strip of paper that said : My name is ________.  I have ____ letters in my name.  After we finished this, we graphed the results on the smart board.  They loved this. 

Oh my goodness, so i finally finished that post.  It took FOREVER!!!!  I know it's a lot.  Hope it doesn't overwhelm you too much.  Well, Merry Christmas EVERYONE!!!!  Hope you have a GREAT and HAPPY Holiday!!!!

-Ms. B