Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More Dr. Seuss , Adding, and Don't Forget!

I hope everyone is having a great Dr. Seuss week! We are continuing to have so much fun!


 

Also, don't forget to get some great teaching materials from some great sellers {you have until midnight!}. Click on the picture to get your savings!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rhyme Time and Big Sale

We are having so much fun with all of our Dr. Seuss activities!

I am also so excited about my St. Patrick's Day pack I just posted to TpT. It is my biggest one yet and covers TONS of common core standards. You can click on the picture to see more. :)
 
I finished it just in time for this! Don't forget to stock up and save tomorrow! Happy Leap Day! Click below to get your savings!



 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Math on Monday and The Cat in the Hat

My kids are really starting to do a good job with their math centers with limited help from me {Yea!}. I am so excited about celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday this week and so are my kiddos!




You can find the math centers here in my Seusstastical pack. {While you're there, be sure to grab the Dr. Seuss freebies I have for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Bartholomew and the Oobleck}. Also, don't forget to start adding to your wish list from all the fabulous sellers on TpT for the big Leap Day sale on Wednesday!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fun and an Awesome Sale

I have the last of our Presidents Day activities to share with you, but I forgot my jump drive at school and since I'm in Birmingham, that will have to wait. I have had so much fun this weekend back in Alabama! I got to visit with my family, see my friends (and get some wedding gifts!), and meet some other super cool Alabama bloggers. We had so much fun at our lunch, and I am so glad that I got to be a part of it! We definitely need to do it again. You can see pictures and details over at First Grade Blue Skies here.

In other news, Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Leap Day sale this Wednesday. You can click on the picture for more! Hopefully, I will have my St. Patrick's Day pack up by then!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Little Bit of Lincoln and Some Freebies

Today, we learned all about Abraham Lincoln...



You can click here to get the Flip the Penny activity for free :). If you're getting ready for next week and Dr. Seuss fun, I have 2 freebies in my TpT store to help you celebrate. An Oobleck science experiment here and a One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish math activity here

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Presidents and a Sight Word Freebie

We are working like crazy this week to get in all of our presidential fun!


You can get the sight word centers here {for free!}. Please let me know if you are able to use these! They go along with the 100 most common words that we use in our small groups.
You can get my Presidents' Day workshops and thinking maps here. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Math on Monday {on Tuesday}





You can get these math centers here in my Presidents' Day pack. 

You can get the equality math center here.

Be back tomorrow with our Presidents' Day activities. Don't forget to get my Flip that Penny graphing game here.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up

Here's a little peek at what we did today.

I can't wait to get started with my Presidents' Day activites {you can see here } next week...after our long weekend that I will be spending with this cutie. Happy Weekend.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Winner :)

We have a winner!

Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments!!
You can still get my Presidents Day pack here in time to celebrate next week. Don't forget to download my Flip That Penny freebie here also. Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Presidents Day, A Freebie, And A Giveaway!

Since we've had no cable all night {meaning no Revenge....Boo!}, I managed to finish my Presidents' Day pack and upload it to TPT. This pack includes lots of literacy and math centers that cover a variety of skills {all common core} as well as lots of writing ideas. You can click the picture to see more details or to purchase. 
I also posted a freebie Presidents Day Flip That Penny graphing game that you can get here.

It seems like this year is flying by and to me, this time of year is busier than most because there are so many fun things to cover. Right after Presidents Day will be Dr. Seuss week {can't wait}. So, as a thank you to everyone who has purchased my packs on TPT and to everyone who reads this blog, I'm giving away my Dr. Seuss pack and my new Presidents' Day pack! To enter, you just have to do the following: 

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me {don't forget your email}
2. Follow my TPT store here and leave a comment telling me {don't forget your email}

Hurry, I will pick a winner Thursday night at 8:00 {central time} :)

Inferring and a little more candy math

Since we've had so much fun with Valentines, we're continuing the fun all this week!



Deeanna has the recording page for the candy heart addition here.

You can see the original Mystery Box activity from Babbling Abby here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What A Day!

 


My candy hearts lesson was inspired by my friend Deeanna's kisses lesson that you can find here. 

I am *hoping* to have my President's Day Centers pack up by tomorrow night. It looks like I might get to finish it since my husband is currently addicted to the new Playstation game I gave him for Valentines!  Let me know if there is something you specifically need for your kiddos :). Off to work on that and a few things for my FORMAL observation tomorrow!! Let's hope all the kids won't be on a sugar high!



Monday, February 13, 2012

More Sweetheart Graphs

After I posted my Sweetheart Candy graph and data sheet, I realized some of you may need recording pages for the hearts that have white candies instead of blue, so I made one really quickly :). Hopefully, I'll be back tomorrow with our Valentine's fun...I have a ton to do tonight to get ready!

Click here to get the version with pink, purple, yellow, greeen, orange, and white.


You can click here to get the version with pink, purple, green , yellow, orange, and blue.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Yay for Friday and Dr. Seuss

I am soooo glad it's Friday. While I love teaching, this week has been a bit of a challenge behavior wise...I think we're all hyped up about Valentine's Day! 

We graphed Valentine colored chocolate candy today (a.k.a M&Ms) and also did a little data sheet. These are both part of my Love is in the Air pack.


I had to share these pictures of what one of my groups did at literacy workshops today. They went to the game bucket and were so excited when I could come look at all the games they had finished!


I also just posted my Fun with Dr. Seuss pack on TPT. You can find the pack and a full description  here. There are lots of language arts and math centers as well as writing prompts and a graphing activity. Numerous common core standards are covered, so be sure to go check it out. I will give one copy away to the first person to comment here that also 1. Follows my blog and 2. Follows my TPT store. Make sure to let me know both in your comment and don't forget your email. Happy weekend!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Candy Heart Freebie

For math on Valentine's Day, we are going to graph candy hearts {each child will get their own box}. I know there are lots of recording pages out there for this, but the candy hearts I bought in the little boxes this year have different colors than in previous years {blue, yellow, orange, green, purple, and pink}. So, I made a new graph and data sheet to go with the new colors. You can click on the picture to get it. Let me know if you're able to use it! Happy almost Friday!!
{Graphics are from KPM Doodles and fonts are Kevin and Amanda}

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

This Week's Workshops and Using Evidence

I love this time of year...it seems like so many lightbulbs start going off and so many of my babies that started the year turn into independent big kids. We're still working on our love/friendship theme and are having so much fun! 
{My link for the writing paper from yesterday should be working now :) }




You can get the Heartbreaker real/nonsense words center here for free :).

You can get the Friend Argument page here

Also, while you're on TPT, be sure to check out my friend Deeanna's shop. She just posted a super cute weather pack full of great math and literacy centers.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Friends

To go along with Valentine's Day, we are talking all about friendship this week. I think it goes perfectly with the season of love and we can all use a little reminder this time of year about how to be a good friend. Sorry again for some of the pictures looking greenish...not sure what's going on :)




You can get the What Do You Love writing page by clicking on the red words.

Also, in the spirit of friendship, my Love is in the Air Valentine unit will be on sale for $5 tonight only until midnight. It's usually $8 and you get a ton of math and language arts centers and activities!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Math on Monday

Happy Monday! My kiddos were soooo good today...I hope it keeps up the rest of the week. We started new math centers today to kick off our Valentine's fun. Sorry about the funny color on some of the pictures. I think my camera is about to bite the dust :(. 




You can get Deeanna's 3D shape game here {it's free!!}. Be sure to follow her new TPT store!
You can get my Love is in the Air packet with all of these centers here.