St. Patrick's Day Freebie and Leprechaun on a Classroom Shelf


Rain, rain, go away!  Rainy day here in NC, but sunny skies are headed our way for tomorrow!  So as we wait for the sun to come out , we’re thinking about Rainbows, Leprechauns, and our new packet: Leprechaun on a Classroom Shelf.  We’re using this gem to reinforce hard work and kindness in our classrooms!  Our kiddos have been a bit silly lately….we’re past 100 days, having lots of crazy weather delays, and Spring Break is still a while off.  We found this cute leprechaun on Amazon and are preparing for his arrival in our classroom in a few weeks.  Grab our freebie and check out our Leprechaun Packet on TpT to see if it would be useful in your classroom!

 

Freebie!



Shapes Freebie!


We shared on Friday about a shape activity we had done with I-Spy books.  The kids had a great time doing this activity with a partner!  We included the recording sheet in our new Shape Packet posted on TpT.  Here is the recording sheet as a freebie.  Check out the whole packet at our TpT store!


Happy President's Day!


Good Morning!  Unlike our kiddos, we don’t have today off.  So while we wait for our training to begin, we’re preparing our President’s Day lessons.  Throughout the week, we’ll be working on these George and Abe’s, then comparing the two.  We thought we would share the fact labels for anyone interested in working on these in the their classroom.  There are two sets of facts….decide which work best for you kiddos.  Have a great day!

  
Click here for the facts!


Shapes, Shapes, and More Shapes!


Whew!  We have been working on our Shapes Unit for over a month now!  We’re not used to spending so much time on this math topic.  We have been looking for ways to strengthen some of our lessons and came along this great book!  Perfect Square by Michael Hall tells the story of a square who gets ripped, shattered, torn and more to be created into a piece of art.  The story led to a great activity where our kiddos had to take a square of construction paper, destruct it, and create a new picture using all the parts of their original square.  Here are some samples from our kiddos: 
Do you have any great books about Shapes that lends itself to a shape related activity?  We would love to build our collection for this unit!

100th Day of School

We just celebrated our 100th day of 1st grade!  We love how excited our kiddos get when preparing for this day…and they should!  We have been working on getting 100 days smarter since the beginning of the year.  We had one 1st grader comment about how she “just couldn’t believe it has been 100 days,” and we couldn’t agree more.  Wow!  It is awesome to see how far they have come!  Our 1st graders are growing into little smarties and gaining independence day by day!  Hope you all have had great 100th days as well!  Here is a peek at some of our 100th day fun!

Our kiddos created posters/projects using 100 objects and bring them into share.  We do a walk around viewing, switching classrooms, to view each other’s projects.


We love this idea from Finally in First!!  This is the 2nd year we’ve had our kiddos turn themselves into 100 year olds.  We love to hear comments from our kiddos as they are working….they are priceless!  Tamra’s kiddos had the idea to crinkle their paper faces to give the “appearance of wrinkles” and that had a great effect!


Of course our 100th Day also included this free download from our TpT store.  These cards with 100 exercises came in handy to get out some extra wiggles on this special day.  Our kiddos enjoyed going through the cards several times! :)