I am a Kindergarten teacher and love it. It's not just what I do but so much of who I am. I am currently working on my Masters in Educational Technology, which sparked a desire to blog. Here's to a new journey. Happy reading and sharing new friends.
Hello Kreative Kinder peeps! My name is Tammy Lee and I blog over at Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten. I would like to thank my new friend Crystal for inviting me to share some of my wisdom...ok, well maybe not really "wisdom," but I am gonna share something! :-)
I had a whole other post done with cool pictures and everything, but then Crystal and I decided to go another route. She saw an old post of mine and asked me to talk about it a little more. So, here goes....
I had the most crafty parent volunteer last year! I tease her every time I see her in the hall this year that she can always still volunteer for me, or have another baby so I can have child #3! Her and I just worked really well with each other. Do you ever have parent volunteers like that?! I mean, I had a completely different set of things for her to do for me when she came! Things that I would NEVER put out for anyone else. LOL! Anywho..focus Tammy! She made me the most adorable mailbox! Here are some pics!
What do I use if for..you ask!? Well, I saw the idea somewhere in the blogiverse. I am so sorry, but can't remember where! If you know, then please let me know and will be more than happy to link back to you/her!! We receive our mail every Monday. Although most of my kids are able to recognize all of the letters and are able to produce the letter sounds, they still LOVE this! You remember that fantabulous parent volunteer I mentioned earlier. Well, she also made me an envelope (the big 9X12 manilla ones) for each letter of the alphabet! She addressed each one to our class, with a return address of the letter, 123 Alphabet Street, Letter Land USA 12345. We included a stamp (letter stickers from Lakeshore) So, for the letter a, the stamp was an apple!
What do I put in the envelope...you ask?! Well, I include a letter from the letter of the week, and all of my Reading Street (our reading curriculum) materials that have to do with that letter. Also, I will throw in a poem or a riddle that has to do with the letter. The kids love it. I typically hand write the letters, but considering putting together a unit for my TpT store for this...not sure there would be an interest or not?!
The parents love it too! I have had parents offer to bring things that begin with the letter of the week and they will put it in the mailbox. Like one day...I had a parent come and put in a box of french fries...YEP, she went to McDonalds and bought 20 small fries and put them in a box and snuck them in our mailbox. The kids LOVED it! Well, they went home and were so excited about it that other parents wanted to join in the fun!!
I am sorry that I don't have more pictures!! I really need to be better about taking pictures!
That's it...see, not really wisdom, but I did share a fun idea! If you have any questions, then please feel free to email me!! livelovelaughkindergarten at gmail.com
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