Monday, March 14, 2022

Happy Monday everyone!
So do you like Lucky Charms? I personally really liked it as a kid and occasionally still have a bowl.

Today I came into work with all my leprechaun goodies. I was more popular than Santa Claus. They were over the moon to use all the manipulatives and our thematic placemats.
I also used this file with my kinder students and every single one knew about Lucky Charms. Engagement ✔️ Learning ✔️

Click here to go to the resource page.

Let me know which CVC+ file so far is your kiddos' favorite.
I'm working on 5 more. I gave the kiddos a sneak peek-they cheered. YES!

Happy Marshmallows,

March Phoneme-Grapheme Templates-St Patrick's Theme

Hello everyone!
This week will be filled with fun and edible hands on manipulatives for the kiddos. We will be using gold and green coins, thematic erasers for chips, marshmallows for pushing sounds, and thematic beads for segmenting. 



We will be using these phoneme-grapheme templates to practice our sound-symbol correlations. I have attached the phoneme-grapheme templates for FREE

What are your plans for this week?

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Distance Learning Mayhem

Hello Peeps, 
It has been awhile now and our current situation doesn't help. As a mother, wife, and teacher at home balancing all three and more, I feel like I have been thrust into a bullet-like roller coaster that has no end. I go through moments of anxiety, frustration, tranquility, peace, happiness all blended together and all in one day. I try to remind myself that no matter what our current situation might be, we need to stay positive, clam, and do the best we can at the moment. 

Today I wanted to share with you about an amazing website I recently started using with my kiddos!
Flipgrid | Empower Every Voice
"Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display."

Students respond to a question you post via video right on the site. Students can then respond to each other and make comments. This is a great outlet to help kids think through their responses, to formulate ideas, presenting, and listening and speaking. 

It is a straight forward setup and they also provide a help link if you get stuck- not that you would 😉. When students posts their responses via video, I always find myself having so much fun watching them. Their little personalities come through-and it makes me feel like we are still in the classroom together. 

Once you join, come back and let me know how it went. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Hello Peeps,
My kiddos have been working hard and and I can see so many gains. With Spring break right around the corner, we have been learning all about rabbits. You can't learn about rabbits without making fun crafts along the way.

Our first craft was this cute Peep tissue rabbit. I literally got a happy uproar when my students saw me getting everything ready.

All you need is the following:
1. a rabbit template
2. tissue paper cut into small squares
3. wax paper
4. liquid starch
5. construction paper

Choose any icon. (here are many you can use) 
Cut around both the outside and inside line of the icon's shape. 
Lay the cut out pattern on top of a piece of wax paper. Trace around the inside opening of the shape with a pencil. Do not cut out. 
Cut out 1" x 1" or larger squares from the tissue paper. You will need a lot of squares, so be sure to give yourself plenty to choose from when you start gluing. 
Spread the starch in straight lines and make sure it reaches the traced section.
TIP: If you go any larger, the glue will dry out before you can get the tissue down.
Lay tissue squares over the starched area, overlapping color(s) as you go. Try not to leave any blank space. Add starch and tissue squares until the entire shape is covered. Set aside to dry. 
ADULT: Punch a hole in the top, center of the shape. Thread a 6" piece of yarn through the hole to make a hanger and tie a knot. Trim the excess yarn.
TIP: To make this project easier for a younger child, start with smaller templates.
Once it's dry you slowly remove the wax paper and can then add any extra decorations.I play spa music as my kiddos work and find it to be very relaxing. ;)


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Character Pumpkin Project

October is one of my favorite months--and the candy is not bad too! 😆 I love how the weather starts to get cooler, trees start to change colors, and I can wear sweaters.

October is also the month that students do their first BIG project. I love this project and I find that it's also one of my kiddos favorite. Families get very creative and students get jitters for their oral presentation.

This project involves picking a favorite book, decorating a pumpkin as the main character or topic of the book, and an oral presentation on their character or a retelling of the book. Here are some photos of some projects I have gotten before.

                                                                            Fly Guy
 Fly Guy
Aren't they the cutest!
I can't wait to see what this year's students bring to share.

Mrs. Caicedo-Garcia

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