Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scrambled Egg Freebies

Here are a few things I got a chance to work on this afternoon. We'll be doing these activities over the next two weeks. If you can use them in your classroom, enjoy (and leave a comment)! 

All you'll need besides these worksheets are those plastic eggs that you can buy in bulk, and whatever skills you want to fill them with. Easy peasey!

I hope to have some photos of the centers in progress, but until then you can check out a few from last year here.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thank You!

I just love getting blog awards...makes me feel all warm & fuzzy :o)

Thank you Kinderzoo for this award:
and thank you Lauren at The Weekly Hive for this award:

I'd like to give the following blogs both awards. 

Mrs. Mayas' Kindergarten
Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten

Come grab your awards, and be sure to thank the person who gave it to you by following their blog, then nominate others who are deserving!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 16, 2012

As Promised...

I FINALLY remembered to snap some photos of our super cute Thing 1 & 2 writing prompt and handprint art. I got the idea from Mel D. at Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations, and the unit is FREE!

"I would call 911 to come and get help."

"I could eat them with my fork."

"I would put them in the basement and lock the door."

We did a super cute craftivity for St. Patrick's Day today. Of course, I forgot to take pictures, but they weren't hanging up yet anyway. I'll try to get them up here next week!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lucky Charms Graphing

We kicked off our St. Patrick's day fun today with a tasty math activity! You can find the freebie here.

Also up this week: Leprechaun wishes writing piece/craftivity, fruit loop rainbows, and lots of fun centers from Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten.

Aaand, I forgot (once again!) to take photos of the cute thing 1 & 2 writing piece/craftivity we did last week. It's coming soon (I hope!).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

March Currently

These are just so fun, and I LOVE reading what everyone else is up to!
Visit to join in!
Explanation of 3 words (all 3 words must begin with the first letter of your last name)
1. What your students would say about you: CRANKY--I've been telling them they're making me grumpy lately because they JUST WILL NOT STOP TALKING! It's so frustrating, and with 24 students, it get old fast!

2. What your friends would say about you: CARING--I sure HOPE mes amis would say I'm caring! :o)

3. What your family would say about you: CRAZY--{it was either that or CAT LADY, haha} I think my family is pretty in tune with my quirks, and hopefully they love me for them! Cat lady--I've made it VERY clear that if (Heaven forbid) my hubs ever died at a young age, I'd move my sister into our house and we'd adopt as many cuddly kitties as we could afford/take care of...or open a cat sanctuary. Currently, we only have 2, and boy do they have QUITE the personalities!

Dr. Seuss Week 2

As promised, here are some more photos of our Seussy fun! I must admit that I forgot to take any photos of our Thing 1 & 2 writing prompt though...and they turned out so dang cute too! Hopefully next week I will think of it. For now, please enjoy the following:

One Fish Two Fish word problems
Idea from Primary Perspective

As you can see, after a few days, the oils from the fish start to leak! :o(
 Horton Hears a Who cooperation writing prompt & craftivity

Horton from Erica Bohrer's Seuss unit, writing prompt from Little Miss Glamour goes to Kindergarten

There's a Wocket in my Pocket rhyming activity

From What the Teacher Wants

I Wish that I had Duck Feet critical thinking activity

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dr. Seuss/RAA Week

Well, one of my favorite weeks all year is finally here! As you've probably noticed, my favorite children's author is Dr. Seuss. My classroom is covered in Seuss characters! Here are a few pictures of some of the activities we did on Tuesday. (You can grab this freebie in my Goldfish post!)

Apparently there aren't purple goldfish anymore; I could have sworn there used to be! Oh well.

I also made those fun jello one fish two fish treats that are all over Pinterest, but, word to the wise, DON'T make them ahead of time! I made them on Sunday to take to school on Tuesday, and the Swedish fish started losing their color and turned a weird texture! The kids still loved them though! Some of my kiddos were worried I had put REAL fish in them!

I was not good about taking pictures throughout the week, so I'll have to takes some photos Monday of the cute displays of our Seuss work we have out in the hall. Activities include: There's a Wocket in my Pocket writing, One Fish Two Fish addition, Bartholomew and the Oobleck science experiment, I Wish that I had Duck Feet writing, and Horton Hears a Who writing & craft. I'm stretching my Dr. Seuss themed activities all this week too, so stop back later to see what else we're up to! (I Can Red with my Eyes Shut writing, The Cat in the Hat crafts & writing, 10 Apples up on Top, The Lorax, and If I Ran the Zoo writing. I also just got Would you Rather be a Bullfrog from Wegmans yesterday, and I really want to do a critical thinking activity with it, so HOPEFULLY I can squeeze it in sometime this week!

As a sidenote: you should have seen how ENGAGED my students were while listening to the Seuss stories this week!! What a change from when I read the books that go with our reading program (Open Court). *sigh* Yes, I did deviate from the reading program this week. Shhh! ;o) We keep being told OC is a tool, not a curriculum (even though we're supposed to follow it like it IS our curriculum), so I used it as a TOOL this week and only did the phonemic awareness pieces!

Also, was it just me, or did Kohls NOT have the Kohls Cares Seuss characters and books for $5 this year?! They had Eric Carle characters instead...very cute, but not Seuss! What's up with that?! I don't have NEARLY enough Seuss characters...only 16! haha

PS: If you're interested in checking out a cutie pie baby decked out for Seuss week, visit Nolan's blog! :o)