Friday, February 28, 2014

Tooth Truth

Truth: Students LOVE studying teeth,
LOVE losing teeth, LOVE wiggling their 
teeth, LOVE wiggling their friends teeth,
 LOVE talking about their teeth, LOVE talking 
about their friends teeth...

Truth: I do not love teeth,
do not love when they lose their teeth,
do not love when they wiggle their teeth,
do not love when they wiggle their friends teeth,
do not love talking about their teeth and
especially do not love talking about their
friends teeth.

However, as the adult in the situation,
and as a teacher of 1st graders (who are 
continually losing those things), 
I do love to see their excitement. 
So...I stifle my impulse to
run screaming...and pull out the teeth...
lessons, crafts and activities that is...
no teeth pulling here for me!

Q: What did the judge say to the dentist?
A: Do you swear to pull the tooth, the whole
tooth and nothing but the tooth?

We are finishing up our dental health
unit this week.  This should have been
completed the 2nd week of February.
However...having been hit by the coldest
winter EVER, we are really behind!
Late starts, early outs, cancelled school...
Don't get me wrong! I was very excited each
and every time I got the text...
I'm like a kid that way...
but it has put us way behind!

We will be playing this game and
reading the poem tomorrow
to end our unit of study!

If you'd like to check it out,
click here.

       Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

The Tooth Fairy will also visit
and leave a little note and gift
for each student.

Tooth Fairy Note

Click here to get the 
freebie Tooth Fairy note.

I always leave a toothbrush
with this note. Sometimes
I leave small tubes of toothpaste
and dental floss as well.

Fiction and nonfiction book
with yucky teeth souvenir.

Dental Health Fun! Starring the Tooth Fairy
Tooth Fairy and writing from
 First Grade Fever
by Christie.
The Adventures of Super Tooth and the Cavity Villains:  A
We also do several activities from
Sarah Cooley's packet
including the egg/tooth decay experiment.
The students are amazed at what 
happens during this experiment!
I forgot a picture, but believe me,
it is cool and nasty all rolled into one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Penguins & Blizzard Day

Well...this post is a little late
in coming but maybe you can find
something you like to add to your
penguin lessons for next year!
We have had soooo many days off,
early outs and late starts due to weather
that we are waaaay behind in everything!
I am also having a super hard time trying
to decide what to cut from our activities!

Story Souvenir
Fiction and nonfiction book with 
penguin eraser for each student

Penguin craftivity with writing
The penguin is from my penguin craft pack.

Penguin Math

I gave students a large sheet of copy paper
and had them draw a large iceberg and two
small icebergs below it.

Part  Part

We named it Nice Icy Land!
(Tacky the Penguin books)

I gave each student a small cup of penguin
cheese crackers (Wal-Mart).

We solved many different story problems 
using our penguins and Nice Icy Land!

You can have the students record the
problems you solve inside the large iceberg.

Blubber experiment

 Fun freebie from Cherry Carl!

Melt an ice cube
This is from my Blizzard Day pack.

Students are dressed wacky for
Wacky Tacky Day from my

I wear a Hawaiian shirt and black glasses
(3D glasses from a movie theater with the
lenses popped out) with tape around the nose piece.
Wish I would have had someone take a picture 
of me! Hopefully next year!     Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Snacks for Blizzard Day

Click here and download the freebie cards 
from the preview!

Snow drifts- strawberry flavored white cotton candy
Snowballs- white popcorn

Melted snowmen- Oreos dipped in white almond bark
with M&M eyes and a candy corn nose

Sticks in snow- pretzel sticks in white almond bark 

Our class friend that goes home with each student
Journal freebie here!

Ice Hotel nonfiction reading practice

Snowball fight using our sight words
Write the words on plain white copy paper
and scrunch up.  Students throw them but
must open them and read before throwing again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

120th Day of School and R-Controlled Vowels Freebie   Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

We began studying R-controlled vowels.
I wanted recording sheets so I created
these. I hope you can use them too!
Click here!

Now on to a new day I added!

The 120th Day!

Since we now learn our numbers to 120
 in first grade, I decided we need to
acknowledge this with a few fun activities.
If you would like to check it out, it is 
available in my TpT store.

There are over 20 activities and I 
keep adding more!

Click here!

Our counting by 10's inchworm

I LOVE how our writing pages turned out!

Fishing! So creative!

This little guy made a subtraction sentence!

My favorite of all!
A dancing person!

We did Show Me the Money in groups
of four students.  They took turns grabbing
a coin and counting them until they reached
120 as a group.  They had to count it again
to make sure they had the right amount and
then count how many coins it took to get there.

They knew it would take 120 pennies to get to
120 but it is good counting practice anyway!

The above pictures were our 120 Second Surveys!
Great fun!

120 Floor Puzzle Race!

Counting by 10's to 120 Inchworms!

Only 60 days left!

But who's counting?! HA!

Thanks for stopping by!