2.26.2013

Visual Plans and SmartBoard Fun!

Happy Tuesday loveys! I hope your week is going well :) Another crazy day in kindertown. Today was SUPER busy! I had to rush to physical therapy straight after school again. The parking lot there only has like 10 parking spots in the front and the rest of the parking is in the back, so you have to go all the way around the building to get in. And this is a pretty huge building people. I'm thinking, what on earth is happening with that. Who made that decision?! The majority of the people visiting are injured and on crutches! Way to make us go the extra mile. I passed about 3 people on my way who had given up and were laying on the ground taking a break. One was screaming "Save yourself!!" hehe juuuuust kidding! But for reals, I was panting when I walked through the door, 5 minutes late. After I was done, I went to leave and guess what, it was raining. Sweet. So that was a fun trek back to the car. I felt like I was climbing Mount Everest with the amount of effort I was putting in trying to make my way against the elements. Ok fine, I guess I am being a bit dramatic. Needless to say, by the time I got home, I was exhausted!!!
 
Here is my day 2 back-at-school outfit:
 
 
 
Today we experimented with our brand new SmartBoard and had a blasty blast! Wowie wow wow is that thing awesome. We used it for games, centers, and just about everything in between. How did I ever make it without one?! Here's a glimpse of our fun:
 
 
This is a Kooshball sight word game! They throw the Koosh at the board and a sight word pops up. If they read the word, they get a point for their team. They had so much fun with this one!
 
 
 We used this fabby fab activity during centers today and the kids LOVED it!! I bought this fun game from Susan Falvey on TPT. Click the picture below to check it out :)
 
 
We also continued learning about community helpers! We worked on the second page in our Community Helpers Mini-Book. I had the kids come up to write the words on the SmartBoard as well, and that was exciting because I have never been able to do that before. EEK! I loooove technology!
 
 
We did a few more activities from my Community Helpers Mini-Unit, but I didn't get as many pictures as I had hoped. I'll do my best tomorrow to snap as many as I can!
 
In other fun news, I have made my first set of visual lesson plans! WOO HOO! I'm pretty excited about it :) I have to thank the absolutely amazing DeeDee Wills for the inspiration. I know you have heard of her, but if you haven't, she is a MUST to check out. Talk about awesome ideas and creativity that is out of this world! I am linking up with some other totally wonderful bloggers for her "Peek at my Week Linky". I know I am a day or two late to the party, but better late than never! If you want to join in on the fun, click the picture below.
 
 
Click on either of the pictures below to view it in PDF version with clickable links to each activity!
 
 
And don't forget about my fab "The Naughty Leprechaun" giveaway!
Click the picture below to take you back to the original post to learn more about it.
 
 
 
And that's all folks! Stay warm if you are up in the ridiculous snow beast that I keep hearing about. Maybe you feel like you're climbing Mount Everest too hehehe
 
Love and Hugs to all of you, my favorite people ever!

34 comments:

  1. Oh my Goodness! I love that SmartBoard Lesson idea. I just had my SmartBoard replaced by a Promethean. I will have to see if there is an option for it.

    Thank you for linking up! We will see you next week!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by DeeDee! I am kind of starstruck right now to see your face on my little blog haha! I hope the SmartBoard activities will work on your new board. Though life is never that easy is it :)

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  2. Adorable again today Khrys! You crack me up! LOVE this post! :) I am super impressed by your visual plans!
    xoxo
    Kim

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    1. Aw thanks girl! You always bring sunshine to my days :)

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  3. You look super cute in that outfit. I need to mix up my wardrobe a bit. Can I tell you how jealous I am that it is February and you are wearing sandals??? It is snowing here today. :(

    I can't believe you did visual lesson plans....you are amazing! I can't wait to take a closer peek at them.

    Where did you get that koosh ball game? Was that a TpT purchase as well? I know my littles would LOVE that!!!! Have a great rest of your week!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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    1. You are so cute girl :) thanks so much! Believe me, I wish I was in snow boots today. I'm sick of all the sunshine and sandals, blech. The plans didn't take me nearly as long as I thought they would! I hope they are easy for others to understand too. I found the Kooshball game on SmartExchange for free! I'll email it over to you tomorrow when I get to school so you can use it with your kiddos :)

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  4. I love the smartboard activities. Where did you find the sight word game? I would like to use that one as well. Was that part of her product? I love your visual lesson plans. WOW!!
    ☀Rikki

    The Hive

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    1. Thanks girl! I found it for free on smart exchange. I will email it over to you tomorrow so you can use it with your littles too :) thanks for your super sweet words!

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    2. Hi Khrys!
      I don't know if you saw my other comment but I would love, and I mean LOVE you to help me find the Smart file for your Calendar! Looks so great!
      Julie

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  5. I am working on linking up to tonight! Be sure to stop by later on and tell me what you think!
    I love, love,love your glittery frames! And a new smartboard! I still don't have one! Great Visuals my dear!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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    1. PS: Would love to know the link or info. on your Calendar file! Been searching for a good one!
      Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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    2. I'm so sorry I didn't reply to this sooner, I don't know how I missed it! Cannot wait to see your awesome plans :) I'm sure they will be fabulous! I emailed you about the calendar pal pack, it is probably the best thing I ever made. My kids really respond to it! Thanks agin for your sweet comments :)

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  6. I love the brace, it makes the outfit cuter, lol. I think Physical Therapy parking lots have to be the worst design ever - mine was the same way.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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    1. Hahaha thanks, I know it's totally fashion forward :)

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  7. The book looks so cute. I know my kids would enjoy it.

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  8. Ok...I have to do that sight word activity! That looks like a blast and my kiddos would love that! I have a Promethean as well so I don't know if we would be able to do it.
    Have a great day :)
    Elizabeth

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    1. The kids go crazy over it!! I am going to post tomorrow and share it since it seems to be a hit :) I hope it works with your board!

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  9. First, I have to tell you how hilarious your posts are. Rolling on the floor laughing over here. Second, oh where, oh where did you get that dress? A-DORABLE! Third, I'm beyond jealous of your Smartboard. I had one at my old school but have next to nothing technology wise at my new school. It's sad how much I miss having a Smartboard. :(

    Erin
    www.missandersonkinder.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much Erin! You are too sweet :) it is actually a skirt and shirt! The skirt is from target and the shirt is from Old Navy! I am seriously excited about the SmartBoard. I just got it and am having a blast!

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  10. Cute outfit and great plans!! I love the sight word game!!!!! How fun!!

    Stacy
    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

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  11. Umm love the sight word game!!!

    Where can one get such a game?!

    Pocket Full of Kinders

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    1. I know, it is so much fun! I am going to post and share it tomorrow so be sure to stop by and snag it :) the kids adore it!

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  12. Love love love your Smart Board!!! And great visual plans....ugh I wish I had time to do all that cool stuff! Maybe when grad school is finished...LOL

    Cute outfit too!!

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    1. Thank you Nicki for your kind words! I literally do not know how I'm fitting it all in these days. I was up until almost 1 am yesterday because night time is the only time I have to get anything done, so I try to make the most of it. But boy am I exhausted in the AM!

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  13. I love the visual plans - especially the glitter!!!! I love looking at everyone else's plans, but I don't know if I will ever be able to get myself together to do them. You are amazing!!!! :)

    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

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    1. Thanks girl! I love all things glitter :) you are such a sweetie, I appreciate your words more than you know. You are a ROCKSTAR!

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  14. Hi! I just found your blog :) I'm your newest follower :) Thanks for sharing!

    -Ciera
    adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad you found me Ciera :) thanks for the following and for taking the time to comment! I can't wait to check out your blog! Thank you!

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  15. Wow that does sound super busy, busy. I really like that sight word game on your Smartboard and yay to you getting a new Smartboard!!!

    Brittany
    Lovely Literacy & More

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  16. That Kooshball game looks like it's sooo much fun! I will have to do that with my SmartBoard!! I'm your newest follower!
    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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