This past week we talked about the letter A, Apples, Squares, and the color red.

1. This year I have started Writing Journals. We are going to write in them once a week. The kids seemed to like them and hopefully that will continue!

2. I love this Shape Matching game and so do the kiddos! It is from Lakeshore and it is great because the kids can match the pictures or turn the mat over and just place the pictures for that shape on there. 

3. We made apple prints. One of the kids did try eating the apple, which I haven't had before. 

4. the kids snipped red tissue paper and tore construction paper to glue on the apple and they added some red glitter. 

5. We didn't have time last week to make circles with Cheerios so we made squares instead. 

What have you been up to this week?! Link up with Kacey to share! 

This is an easy behavior management tool you can use to help eliminate students running up to the line or yelling out I'm ready when lining up! All you need is a paint stick and pictures of your students. Place velcro on the paint stick and add a strip of velcro. Add the students pictures and starting at the wait sign call each student up individually. Students know when there turn is coming. It works great and makes it easier for the little ones to wait.

I keep changing how I want to incorporate task boxes and how to organize them so that they are easy for my students to use. After lots of thinking I think I finally came up with the solution. I am doing 'table time' when the kids first come in. This past week we did puzzles, magnetic boards, and some writing, but next week I am going to be introducing this to my little ones in the pm class. Each student has a picture on a clip. They will find their clip, take the square card and match it to the task box on the other side of the cabinet. They will complete the task. All the square cards match the color where they are stored. To start students will just complete one task, but as time goes on more tasks can be added. The morning class I am just going to start introducing the different tasks to them to help them. The majority of the pm class were here last year and have completed the tasks or should easily be able to figure out what to do.  We'll see how this goes!

You can get the squares I use here.

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