Monday, April 21, 2014

Current Happenings...

Hey bloggers!

Here is an updated picture of our math word wall. We have covered a lot this year!...and there's even more to do still. Yikes! You can pick up my word wall cards for free {here}!

This week, we started learning about measurement. We started out measuring with cubes. Then we moved to paperclips and eventually to rulers (inches). Their favorite activity was a measurement station day...their packet had pages that had to be measured with all of the different items as well as a station that required them to measure items around the room with cubes-that was their favorite!

The last two weeks in reading, we have been comparing and contrasting fairy tales & mixed up fairy tales! The kids have really enjoyed this! Most of them have heard the traditional stories, but never the different versions!

Some books that we read for this unit:
-Beware of the Bears

-Little Red Riding Hood


I have a few items geared toward this book study for The Three Little Pigs.

Have a great week!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's Been Too Long!

Hey bloggers!

Sorry for my absence! I've been busy being a's just too much fun!

Here's what we have been up to in my classroom...

We did an Eric Carle author study a few weeks ago. After reading books, we discussed the characters, setting, & gave a brief summary. Then, we graphed our favorite books!
*sorry, picture to come soon of our book graph and tissue paper crafts*

We made a few other Eric Carle inspired crafts as well. We made this cute pom pom caterpillar after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and then the adorable firefly after reading The Very Lonely Firefly.
Like the firefly? Grab the template {here} for free!
I printed these on cardstock and cut them out for the kids to use as tracers. We used gold glitter to make them shine!

I will also be posting a picture of our hallway bulletin board for open house. I loved it. We have been working on opinion/persuasive pieces. The kids' final products turned out great! We added some tissue paper flowers to our tree to "spring" it up. The kids also created flower glyph art projects for decoration around the tree. We then added our fireflies around as well! We were really happy with how it turned out.
*sorry again, picture to come soon*

During open house, the kids had a scavenger hunt to complete. It involved showing their parents things like their writing, their art projects, their book boxes, the smart board, etc.

We have a teacher at our school that is an AWESOME artist. She let everyone choose their favorite book and she made door decorations for open house! They look amazing! My door is Pete the Cat of course!

Speaking of Pete, I also have a new class mascot! I change the speech bubble every week or so. This week, Pete reminded them to dress warm...we had 80* temps last weekend and then it dropped back into the 40s this week! The kids love Pete.

We have a 4 day weekend for Easter and I couldn't be more excited!

More posts & updates to come soon!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Sale!

Everything in my {TpT store} is 20% off this weekend!

Lots of great things at a discounted price for


While we're talking about sales, you need to head over to Plum District for some awesome discounts on National Geographic magazine subscriptions! I love having these delivered to my classroom. The kids LOVE them!
Right now you can get a year of National Geographic for Kids for $12!

And you can get National Geographic for Little Kids for $10! I definitely recommend checking them out! :)

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