Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fee Fi Fo Fum!!!

Hiddy ho, everyone! Thanks for checking out my very first post!! A GIGANTIC shout out to my amazing friend Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard for making urging me to do this.  He is a huge inspirational and motivating teacher!  The man exudes love for his job and man, does he sleep?!?!?    Anywho, be patient with me while I get the hang of things. There are soooooooo many ideas I want to share with you guys.

Last week we had an absolute BLAST focusing on measurements and fairy tales!  I'm just tellin' ya that Jack & the Beanstalk and Rapunzel should be requirements to do with measurement!  We measured beanstalks, leaves, feet, braids and hair - PERFECTION!  I was BEYOND pleased with my kids progress and they NAILED the assessment on Friday!  Woot!  Woot! 

We started out by reading Jack & the Beanstalk and measuring beanstalks with lima beans.  The sweet nuggets loved this! 
 We then measured ourselves with beans!  Of course, the majority of my kids were the same "bean height," but, hey, they had fun!  We DID have one kid that was 11 beans and one that was 8, so we talked about being taller and shorter.

 Later in the week, we sequenced the story Jack & the Beanstalk.  I got the activity pictures from Yvonne Dixon from tPt, just click the link above.  :)  I couldn't resist making this awesome beanstalk with the giants feet on the ceiling.  The sweet nuggets were SUPER excited (and so was I!)

 We continued with some measurement ideas I snagged from pinterest (I am a pinterest-aholic!) I had this note up on the board when my sweet nuggets entered the classroom.  First off, I am THRILLED the majority of them can READ this! 

 We quickly got to measuring the feet of the giant!  It was a cooperative activity, they ATE.IT.UP!  Learning is SO fun!

The last couple of days we read Rapunzel and did the WONDERFUL Julie Lee's measurement activity.  And yes, I know that this sweet nugget got her answer on "longer/shorter" incorrect, but hey, check out her beautiful Rapunzel! Here is the original idea. MAN O MAN, I love me some Julie Lee!


  1. What a fun unit! I love when I can find ways to connect literature and math, and I can only imagine how excited your kids were to see a giant beanstalk and giant FOOT in their own classroom! Congrats on your first blog post-- can't wait to see what else you share!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  2. Great job! Going to follow your blog. I LOVE Greg and his, and I am sure I will enjoy yours as well. :)

  3. Love your unit! I am going to be a regular visitor!

  4. Great ideas for Jack measurement with Jack and the Beanstalk! Your blog is so bright and fun! I clicked on the link via Smedley's Facebook post and immediately thought "HEY it's Kristine from Teacherfit!" Haha! I look forward to reading all of your great posts!


  5. I'm counting the days until I walk into your classroom! Can't wait! So sweet of you to get this whole blog thing, just in the nick-of-time for my arrival! WHOOT! Whoot!!! WHOOT!!!

    Debbie Clement