Friday, April 11, 2014

Butterfly Fun, National Sibling Day and Freebie Animal Activity!

During our study of butterflies
this week we made edible life cycles.
I gave each table a plate of goodies.

They had to build the life cycle.
I gave no directions, other than to
use what was on the plate to create.
They did awesome!

I found Dollar General brand
Sweet Smiles Spearmint Leaves,
used vanilla baking chips for the eggs,
Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers, Tootsie Rolls,
and Wal-Mart Great Value Fruit Slices.
This was a huge hit as you can imagine!

We also created the life cycle out of 
art materials and wrote about the stages.

Of course we are writing in our 
journals every other day on 
our caterpillars progress.

We spent the day on Thursday 
celebrating siblings. It was National
Sibling Day. This was so much fun
and the kiddos had a lot to say about
their siblings!

We read the story 
Pain and the Great One
by Judy Blume.

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We read a poem and nonfiction passage, 
answered questions, drew pictures of 
us with our sibling(s) and wrote a friendly
letter to one of our siblings.

Here we graphed if we had
no siblings, only sisters, only
brothers or both.

We also found out how many
sisters we had altogether, how
many brothers we had altogether
and how many of both we had.

 Then we had a little sibling rivalry,
playing an even and odd math game.


If you'd like to check it out,
it is in my store. Click here!       Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

In the next few weeks, we will
begin our animals unit.
I created this to use with Zoobooks
Magazines.  I hope you can use it too!
Click here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sweet Notes Freebie & Poetry    Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Click here to get your 
freebie positive notes
for your students!

Positive Little Notes From The Teacher

Positive Little Notes From The Teacher

Since April in poetry month,
I created these Fairy Tale
I do a big unit in December,
so it'll be fun to revisit them
through the raps.
Click here if you'd like to check it out!

We spent a day learning
about peanut butter.
I read a fiction and nonfiction
big book, we watched a YouTube
video on how peanut butter is made,
wrote a recipe using peanut butter
as an ingredient and made...
peanut butter playdough!

Educational and delicious!

Here we are creating our
spelling and sight words.

We are working on place
value so we played a little
roll and write with a partner.
Students rolled the die, 
decided which place to write
the number, rolled again and
wrote that number in the 
other place.  Whoever had
the biggest number, won a 
point. Some of them even
made a spot in the corner of
their desks to tally their points.

We had a little April Fool's fun!
Did you all search for the
lirpaloof bird??

So funny!

This idea comes from Denise at
Sunny Days in Second Grade!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Birthday and Star of the Week Freebies!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Do you have a classroom economy
or do star of the week?

If so, the following freebies may
come in handy!

I give these certificates to the
student and when we have store,
they may spend them.
(I write their name on the back.)

Click here to get the freebies!

Birthday & Star Gift Certificates for Classroom Stores
Birthday & Star Gift Certificates for Classroom Stores
The following are on the desk
with all the other goodies,
when the star or birthday child
comes in that morning.
They are also free, though I have
posted them before.

Click here!

Birthday Song Printable

Click here!
Star of the Week Poem 2

Check out this post for how I 
present their birthday swag!

Check out this post for how I
present their star swag!

If you are looking for a
fun activity for a sub, on
a day you know you will
be gone, check this out!
Click here!


This is now a full day of
activities for a sub!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Announcing...The King and Queen of Quiet!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday 

I am always looking for new 
behavior management ideas.
I read about this somewhere,
so I made crowns for the students!
Have a supply ready on card stock.
Award to a student who is working
quietly or has a clean desk.
That student will get to color and
cut it out while the other students
are having a mini lesson on class
rules, cleaning their desks or working 
on an assignment that would be okay 
for the king or queen to miss.
Be sure to ham it up with a trumpet 
sound and a British accent
as you introduce them!

The King and Queen of Quiet!

Click the picture to get it free!

Here are a couple more freebies from
the past for St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. 
Click the pictures!

Leprechaun Poem and VisualizationSt.Patrick's Day Note from the Leprechaun

I failed to take pictures of our
St. Patrick's Day activities last week.
We are out this week on spring break.
Here are a few I did manage to snap,
after the fact.

I found these sour rainbow sticks
to add to our Leprechaun floats.
I used lime sherbert and Sierra Mist.
They were a hit!

My daughter's leprechaun trap!
End of the Rainbow Motel

failed Leprechaun hats...
The kiddos were so disappointed
their hats were gone.
I told them the Leprechaun must
have loved them and needed some
new hats! It worked...I think...

I have no idea why this happened?!
They melted the INSTANT I put them in the oven!!

Just in case you are looking for some 
new math games or practice!
Click the pictures to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!