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There are more products coming in the near future. In the meantime we’ve lowered the price on our Phonological Awareness Pack by HALF! HALF?! Better go check it out!

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As we get closer and closer to the first day of school I thought I would invite my loyal readers / followers in a video tour of our classroom.  We take a closer look at my centers, some behavior management pieces, and a new thing I am trying in my classroom called the safe place.  Check out the ‘my classroom‘ section on the website for more information.

I realize it’s been a long time since I’ve updated Kindergarten All-Stars; well fear not my friends for I have returned!  You may have noticed that Kindergarten All-Stars has received a face lift in the design department and everyday I am working to add new content.  As the school year draws closer and closer you will see new sections to my website that will outline my classroom management, layout, and lesson plans that correlate to my themes.  Come back often or follow us to see what we’re up to.  And I say follow us because my lovely wife will be helping me with great ideas within my classroom.

For those that have visited the rest of my website, a big portion of my afternoon schedule is focused on Literacy Workshop and Guided Reading.  Here are some updated pictures of what our Literacy Workshop has been looking like.

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Well as the new school year started I decided to go with a new classroom name.  The previous year my class was called “Kindergarten Scholar’s”.  This year I with some new classroom decorations I got, I decided to call my class the “K-1 All-Stars”.  Therefore I changed the name of my site to reflect the actual name of my class.

Well hello everyone!  Welcome to the kickoff to the 2013-2014 school year here at Mr. Daniel’s K-1 scholars.  Whether you are a parent of one of my students coming here to check out what we will be covering, or a teacher coming here for ideas; you are sure to find something interesting!

I’d like to start off by saying I am incredibly excited and blessed to be back up here in Shaktoolik, Alaska teaching K-1.  We are going to have a lot to work on this year but a lot of fun doing it.

If you’ve read any of the website you’ll see I am a big subscriber to the workshop model and will be incorporating that into my classroom with SFA as the literacy program, and EnVision as my math program.  If you have any question as to what I mean by workshop model I suggest you head over to my Curriculum Page to find out!

I have a lot I will be adding to this site very soon but in the meantime check out my announcements page.  Here is where I will be sending out virtually any communication that I will be sending home to parents.  If you’re a teacher check it out to see my example of a beginning of the year parent letter.

I have been updating my website portion of the blog again.  For those teachers / parents that wish to see what my day will look like next year, click here.  Each part of my day has an in-depth look on how things will happen.

On a completely unrelated note I just wanted to share with my fellow teachers a look at how I do holidays.  I know this is TOTALLY not at the right time to post this, but you can always look back on my side-links later.  Here is a look at how I did my Halloween party.  First we started off by having some yummy decorated Halloween themed cupcakes and punch.


We then were able to get a hold of two pumpkins thanks to a TA traveling to Nome, AK (as you can imagine it is very difficult to get pumpkins up into Bush Alaska).  We separated the class into two groups and the TA’s guided the students in carving the pumpkins and gutting the pumpkins!

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Then it was time to do our Halloween Centers!!  That’s right, those of you that regularly visit this blog / website, I love having centers!  We separated the class into three groups.  Each group was placed at a center and then rotated after a certain amount of time.  The centers were; paper plate masks, lollipop ghosts, and paper bag Halloween puppets.

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Again a bit off season for this post but I thought it would be something cool for my fellow teachers to see and snag as ideas for next year!

A new section to my website has been added!  The section is called curriculum.  This section will contain information / ideas for what will be covered in Kindergarten / 1st grade and how I plan on managing my classroom.  The first section that has been posted is information in reading workshop and examples of how to implement guided reading in conjunction with your school’s reading program.  You can take a look at the new section here.

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