Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coins and pics galore

So today, I have some pics of my kindergarteners. We worked on coins, in particularly nickels and dimes and made coin caterpillars. :) They enjoyed the project.

Now, I didn't have enough coin stamps for each child to do one and I can't just have them sitting there doing I had one student working on a subtraction file folder game and other working on addition. Then we rotated. I was so proud to see such differentiation going on! :D

Also, I made this game that I wanted to share with you. I got the idea from a first grade teacher at my school. Basically it can be adapted for any skill but this one is for addition. You program numerous addition sentences on craft sticks and also a handful of sticks that have the word ZAP. Then students take turns (no peeking!) pulling sticks, staying the equation and telling the answer. If right, they keep and if wrong, they put back in. Now if they get a ZAP, they have to put back all sticks. The little guys love this! I play along too of course and act so shocked when I get a zap stick and they laugh so much! haha, one of the reasons I'm in love with them.
Second, I have a pic I wanted to share with you of the cupcakes I made for my work potluck. The teachers loved them. I didn't have time to make my own icing, so I feel like I cheated with the canned icing, but they still came out great. And yes, you can eat the roses. I made them from fondant. :)
Last, I got a voice mail on my phone at the end of the day today and I got a call for interview from a charter school in the area. This will only be the second year it is up and the principal didn't say what position it is for (hoping K-1) but he wants me to come in June 5th. I'm a little nervous, because I don't know that much about the school and their website doesn't give a whole lot, but I'm excited for some kind of opportunity! (this week has been a bunch of let downs with schools)
Alright, that's it for today. I have to help my fiance clean our messy apartment (and when I say messy, we're talking guns all over--he's a shooter lol and lots of my papers strewn about on the kitchen table so we can't even eat) not too proud of my household skills lately but it's a lot of his stuff and I've been cleaning up after him for 6 years now. lol


  1. JustwildaboutteachingMay 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    omg those cupcake looks delicious.....good luck in the interview!!

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  2. Jessica StanfordMay 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    How cute!!! Love the bugs!!
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