Working with my sweet little kinders this year has been a real treat for me.  One of the areas we are struggling with is lowercase letter b, p, d, and q.  None of this is unusual for this age.  So, my little sweeties gave me an idea as we were looking at the differences between b and d.  We held up our fingers in the shape of letter b and d .

Next, I used that Ellison machine and punched out some letter l and o and we made a visual of our letter b,d,p,and q. 

One of my kinders said "they look like masks "  Well I said alright let's create some masks
 So here is what we did. 

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I created and printed out this paper with the lowercase letters of b and d.  All you will need is this print out and some popsicle sticks.  For my students, to save a little time and help, they cut around the letters and then gave me the center to cut out the inside.

Next, we took popsicle sticks and placed a piece of  tape between the two letters and created our glasses. 

We turned them one way to see the letter b and d.  Then we flipped them over and made a p and q.  They were a hit. 


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Spring has sprung inside and outside of the classroom.  We just had a great egg hunt on the last day before Spring Break.  Well we have a TON of eggs left over so I snagged a few and figured out a way to use them to work on our NUMBER STORIES .  My littlest is working on this skill here at home so I figured I would make it fun.
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Here is what we did. 

I took 10 eggs.  Split them apart and numbered them 1-10  . 

I set them on the table like this....

We pulled one of the cards out and read the simple number story.  (FREEBIE ALERT)  We read the number story and grabbed the large part of the egg for the first number we read in the story and then continued to read and grabbed the smallest number and put the egg together.

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      Hey everyone!  Linking up this month with Farley.  If you haven't linked up to her Currently head on over to do so.  A lot of fun and this month it is all about Spring.  I LOVE SPRING!!!  One step closer to Summer! 

Listening:  My pipe decided to leak in my wall so my family room floor and wall has been destroyed and a dehumidifier is running so there will be no MOLD.  AHHHH! And Easter dinner is at my house this year!  Oh well! 
Loving:  One more day until Spring Break!  CAN NOT WAIT!!!!
Thinking:  It has been a tough couple of months.  Two friends have been diagnosed with Cancer .  Praying for them.  Cancer Sucks! 
Wanting:  Sleeping in , going outside on warm days, and just relaxing are my plans. 
Needing:  My floor fixed and furniture back in its place. 
EGGS-plain your name:  My grandma called me Julie  Bug or Buggy and it is the reason my blog and store are named that.  She was not here when I became a teacher so I figured my name would have been changed to The Teaching Bug.   I miss her. 
Head on back this month and I will be posting a Spring freebie to celebrate Spring. 
Happy Easter! 
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