Thanksgiving Fun and a FREEBIE!

I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. It only took me 44 days of school before I got really, really sick.  Who likes being sick?  Using a sick day only means over planning for the sub, and I usually take an hour to write out every. single. detail ever of our daily classroom routine in my sub plans.  On the bright side, at least I got sick this week, and not next week during my second favorite holiday! THANKSGIVING!

Our math lessons lately having been focusing on number sense from 0-20 and figuring out what number is more than/greater and less than/fewer.  My kiddos seem to struggle with more and less, so I decided to make up a task card game to help them out.

I used it during small group instruction...

...and during whole group teaching!  I put the kids in groups of 4 teams (4 kids in each team) and they took turns after each task card was read and answered.  This was probably my favorite because the math vocabulary and teamwork was FLOWING like crazy! They just love a little friendly competition!  The winning team was rewarded a BIG FUZZY!  YAY!

The Build-a-Turkey Number Sense Activity was also a hit!  This was a great way for me to incorporate a quick mini-lesson in tally marks.  Tally marks are not introduced until first grade (it is not part of the new common core kindergarten math curriculum, shockingly), but it's such an important skill to have to wait until first grade to introduce!  I decided to put our turkeys in the sensory bin center because it was time for a new activity to rotated in there.  The next time I rotate the sensory bin activities, this is going right into the math center rotation.   

At the time we were focusing on numbers 0-10, and as soon as I get back to work tomorrow, I'll add numbers 11-20!

You can find these fun math activities in my Turkey Math Fun Pack in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

And because I L-O-V-E Thanksgiving so much, here is a forever freebie Color-by-Word Turkey!

Turkey Color By Word FREEBIE
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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, friends! Gobble 'til you wobble!

Best wishes & kisses,

Udderly Smooth in the Classroom

Hey everyone!  I'm back again with ANOTHER awesome product I use EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 

Raise your hand if any of these questions are true in your daily life as a teacher:

1. Do you wash your hands half a million times a day? 
2. Do you use hand sanitizer a million times a day?
3. Do your hands usually feel dry and thirsty for a cream or lotion after you wash them or use sanitizer?
4. Do you wish there was a cream or lotion that existed that actually kept your hands moisturized until you washed them again?

You are in luck because I know the PERFECT product that will keep your hands UDDERLY moisturized...Udderly Smooth Hand Creams and Lotions are here to save your hands!

In my kindergarten classroom, I have a special table next to my teacher aide's desk that is used for various ways: The VIP Table, one-on-one assessment desk, but it is mostly used as a "Sanitation Station"!  We have a bottle of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes for the tables, tissues, and a tub of Udderly Smooth cream.  Usually after we use the other products, our hands feel dry and in desperate need of hand cream, which is why I added the Udderly Smooth Body Cream to our "Sanitation Station".  The cream is free of any dyes and fragrance, so it is safe for all the little ones hands.

I also have used the cream as "Calming Cream", for the kids to use just a dab of and rub on their temples right before a test or if we have a kiddo who needs to relax a bit from being wound up. The Udderly Smooth stress reliever Cow is also helpful when we have a kiddo that needs to chillax for a moment. 

I also gifted a bottle of the Udderly Smooth Hand and Body Lotion to our school clerks in the main office, two in which have eczema and have been looking for a lotion that would help their sensitive skin. Boy do they love me now!  When I told them they could pick up at bottle at their local Walmart, they loved me even more!

Ms. Liz loves the hand and body lotion!

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