New Year's Unit & Currently

Happy New Year's Everyone!!! I can't believe it is 2014. I have been teaching Kindergarten now for five years and still loving every minute of it!

I am sure many of you are back to work next week just as I am. I have two days with no kids (planning day and inservice day-Fun stuff!!). I also have my final observation for the year the week following my return from break. I have been busy preparing for that and I think I am just about ready.

I have been working on a lot of units I plan on using with my students. I have a very bad habit of starting a unit, almost finishing it and then moving on to something else without fully finishing it. My New Year's Resolution for this year is to finish EVERYTHING I start.

I will be following through with my resolution and finishing up a 3D Math unit that I started last year around this time. I will be using this unit for my upcoming observation. My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE shapes. We finished 2D shapes before break and they are very excited to learn all about 3D shapes.

I have some fun activities planned. The 3D shapes food mystery bags are always a HUGE HIT!! I just finished shopping today for the food.. ice cream cones, caramel candies, cube ice gum, cinnamon sticks, gumballs, donut holes, bugles, candy corn, croutons, ho ho's, combos, marshmallows and more!!

I recently posted these shape posters. Check them out by clicking on the picture below.

I also just finished my New Year's unit that I am very excited about doing the week we return from break. It is jam packed with New Year's activities all of which are aligned to the Common Core Standards. You can check the unit out by clicking on the pictures below.
I also LOVE linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthly currently linky. Here is my January Currently:

Be sure to visit her blog and link up!


  1. Visiting from Farley! I just had my big observation and before this year I was doing the big observation:) Don't worry... you will be fabulous! Just show that it is all about the students!

  2. Ugh! I have an observation our first week back as well. Trying not to think about it! Enjoy the rest of your break!
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby