4th of July Writing Sticks Freebie!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Happy 4th Of July from Kinderbykim!




If you would like more writing sticks for your 
classroom click on the link below!

A Little Spring Butterfly Freebie!

Friday, April 21, 2017



Catching Butterflies in my net!
 How many will I get?


I found my nets at the Dollar Tree 
and the butterflies are from Lakeshore,


 I use Avery Labels for the sight words



My Kinders will record the sight words on the 
butterfly wings and then write a butterfly 
story on the back using their words. 
They can also illustrate the story in the box.



Click here to get  

A Quick Blog on Writing Sticks!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017







A few days ago I posted a picture  on Instagram of my writing sticks. We are using them for our Animals and Habitats unit. I want to get my Kiddos writing more independently. (Always a struggle) I was so excited to get lot of  "Oohs and Ahhs" when they saw these at their literacy center. They got to choose one stick and then write what they know or want to know about the animal they chose. Here are a few pictures of the first day. I think they did a great job!



Love the drawing too!


I love how this sweet girl sounded out "waddle", and I "know penguins live in the coldest place on earth" 
(We have been talking about the Emperor Penguin.)


Last sentence says "The peacock has pretty feathers!"
We are off to a good start!




Let's get our Kinders Retelling Great Books!

Monday, January 16, 2017



Hello Friends!
 I hope you all had an amazing Holiday and a restful vacation with family and friends! Happy NEW YEAR! I got back to school Monday and we are excited about "Stretching our Brains" in  2017! Thank you Julie Lee for the cute party face Idea!



We are in the "Winter Mood!" 
We have  had a lot of rain and it's finally cold. 
So it does feel like winter in Southern California!
I'm starting back with some fun Mitten activities! On Monday
I introduced Jan Brett's The Mitten and then on Tuesday we practiced this frame with each child's name in the pocket chart. We reread the Mitten several times throughout this rainy week to get the sequencing embedded in our minds!



On Thursday, we made a mini book for our book boxes which included some "tricky words" (down and made). 
We will keep them in our book boxes for rereading.


On Friday we sewed these darling mittens and retold the story together during Reader's Workshop!









Here are two more activities you can do with the Mitten!
A retelling wheel and a comparison map with the books by 
Jan Brett and Alvin Tresselt.



I just posted my New Mitten Pack  this morning!
It includes 10 activities from Jan Brett's The Mitten and a Comparison Map with Alvin Tresselt




If you love RETELLING like I do check out my friend Kim Adsit's blog post all about retelling and see our New Packet we have created together.  

Props and Activities for 10 Popular Children's Books!



If you live in or around Wisconsin Come see me! February 27th!










Back to School With KinderbyKim (Duplicate)

Monday, September 19, 2016


Hi Friends many of my links are not working properly since the "hacking." I'm re-posting this blog from yesterday to see if it will link to my FB page.

Day one! 
(A 3 day week)
Chicka, Boom, Boom!
 We had a great first 
day in our classroom!
The first day my kiddos go home at 10:50 
no lunch that day.
I have BTSN that night.


Good Morning Song
This is a freebie in my TPT store.


"This is how I color on the first day of school." 
I had these up for BTSN.  
Thank goodness for 1 hour photos!


Friday is cooking day! 
We made Chicka Boom 
Trees and wrote the Recipe



Week two we made this cute alphabet activity from 
Miss Lee's Kindergarten
They make me so happy!
 Thank you Julie!



We introduced our classroom helper 


We are Book Lovers.
 We learned how to read books carefully.


How many letters in your name?  
First I wrote their names in yellow highlighter.
 Next they tore astro-bright paper to decorate their names.
 The next day we cut them apart to see how many letters and glued back down on a paper. Then we sorted by how many letters. 
I forgot to take a picture of that part!


 Week two we made Friendship fruit and wrote the 
Recipe


This week we shared our Me in a Bag
I gave each parent at Back to School Night a brown
 paper bag with this note attached. 
This not my original idea. My teammate shared with me. 
There are many versions on Pinterst too!
I really enjoyed hearing about all my kiddos favorite things.


Here is a sample of goodies in the bag, Aliana likes 
to read Korean, swim, she loves animals and God!


In Reader's Workshop
We learned about where to find the title of a book.
We worked on our "Reading Stamina"


Last but not least we made our "All About Me Glyph"
**Not shown but included in our busy day was learning how to write our letters, Math Wall which included: 5 frames,  subitizing, writing numbers, simple CGI stories, STMATH and tallies! We have a short day the first 3 and 1/2 weeks due to "Welcome conferences." This is an opportunity for parents to to tell me about their child and for me to do a mini assessments.
Tomorrow starts our full day and Writer's Workshop begins!
Enjoy your week!
Kim















Back to School with Kinderbykim

Sunday, September 18, 2016



Day one! 
(A 3 day week)
Chicka, Boom, Boom!
 We had a great first 
day in our classroom!
The first day my kiddos go home at 10:50 
no lunch that day.
I have BTSN that night.


Good Morning Song
This is a freebie in my TPT store.


"This is how I color on the first day of school." 
I had these up for BTSN.  
Thank goodness for 1 hour photos!


Friday is cooking day! 
We made Chicka Boom 
Trees and wrote the Recipe



Week two we made this cute alphabet activity from 
Miss Lee's Kindergarten
They make me so happy!
 Thank you Julie!



We introduced our classroom helper 


We are Book Lovers.
 We learned how to read books carefully.


How many letters in your name?  
First I wrote their names in yellow highlighter.
 Next they tore astro-bright paper to decorate their names.
 The next day we cut them apart to see how many letters and glued back down on a paper. Then we sorted by how many letters. 
I forgot to take a picture of that part!


 Week two we made Friendship fruit and wrote the 
Recipe


This week we shared our Me in a Bag
I gave each parent at Back to School Night a brown
 paper bag with this note attached. 
This not my original idea. My teammate shared with me. 
There are many versions on Pinterst too!
I really enjoyed hearing about all my kiddos favorite things.


Here is a sample of goodies in the bag, Aliana likes 
to read Korean, swim, she loves animals and God!


In Reader's Workshop
We learned about where to find the title of a book.
We worked on our "Reading Stamina"


Last but not least we made our "All About Me Glyph"
**Not shown but included in our busy day was learning how to write our letters, Math Wall which included: 5 frames,  subitizing, writing numbers, simple CGI stories, STMATH and tallies! We have a short day the first 3 and 1/2 weeks due to "Welcome conferences." This is an opportunity for parents to to tell me about their child and for me to do a mini assessments.
Tomorrow starts our full day and Writer's Workshop begins!
Enjoy your week!
Kim