Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

It is a cold, rainy day here in good ol' WI!  We have had rain every day this week and let me tell you-I AM OVER IT!  Now, I know I was saying the same thing about snow not that long ago, but snow doesn't make me tired and moody.  Rain, on the other hand, works wonders on my levels of motivation and my patience for anything moving/speaking.  :)

With this being said, I have managed to make it this far into the week and everyone and everything is still in one piece. 

This week has been jam packed with reviewing and some deeper thinking.  I'm really pushing the little owls out of their comfort zones and making them squirm a bit.  I want them to be problem solvers and to really know they can do this!

We are doing a couple of review (but with a new twist!) math stations this week.  The first one is a monster themed counting station.  I feel like my little owls can never count too much in a day.  This station helps them identify numbers between 1 and 12, count quantities to match, and write the number to match as well.  Can't go wrong with hitting three skills in one station!

For my little owls that grabbed ahold of these skills, I threw in a die or dice to let them roll first, find the monster with the matching number, feed the monster the matching number of Skittles, and write the number.
For the next station, I struck gold when I was at Wal-mart over the weekend.  I found Scentos glitter glue and knew right then and there I must have it.  The tricky part was how was I going to use it.  After the drive home from the store, I had a light bulb moment and from it came the following....
Here are a couple more pictures to show what the recording page looks like.

If you would like the recording page, follow the link!
Please leave me a comment if you snag the freebie and let me know how it works for your little ones!
Here's to one more day and then the weekend! 


  1. I hear ya on being sick of this weather! MN isn't much better. I've seen the Scentos glitter glue and have been wondering how to use it! I'm excited to give it a try. Thanks!
    Polka Dot Kinders

    1. I saw that MN got some snow! YIKES! I hope that this little recording page works for you!

  2. Love all these ideas! I need to find some Scentos glitter glue now!!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  3. Must. Go. To. Walmart.

    Haha, Can't wait to try this!!

    You're So Sharp!

  4. Erin, thank you so much for posting this! I LOVE new number ideas because I still have a few kinders that just aren't grasping the concepts. I just found your blog today and became a follower. If you have a second, I just put up some freebies on my blog about amusement parks.


    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

  5. Erin, Is the monsters recording sheet you used from a package?