Friday, March 27, 2015

Exciting News and a HUGE Giveaway!

Looking for fresh, new, teacher-tested ideas for your classroom?  I have some exciting news for you! I have joined 30 bloggers to bring you....

We will be posting once a day on a rotating basis, covering a wide variety of topics!  Once a month we will also have a question and answer day!  I am so excited to be a part of this new blog adventure and pick up a ton of new ideas!  Hop on over and join us!

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To kick off our blog, we are having a giveaway of our favorite things!  Three lucky winners will receive a swag bag filled with a Classroom Friendly Sharpener, a weekly planner, binder clips, file folders, scented markers, Mavalus Tape and pens!  It's a value of $100 each!

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Directed Drawings and 120th Day of School

It's been awhile since I have blogged...
a long while actually.

Here are a few things we've been
up to in 1st grade!

120th Day activities

120th Day of School

Directed Drawings

We are no longer allowed to run
construction paper through our
copy machine and it takes forever
for students to cut out pieces for crafts
 using templates.  I admit, I was upset for 
months about the no construction paper thing.

UNTIL.....I found a new (and I 
think better) way for students to have
an art activity with their writing project.

Directed drawings!

I LOVE how they turn out!
I think they are way better than 
a construction paper craft!

Aren't they adorable?!

If you'd like to try it in your classroom,
search Pinterest or you can check out 
my art Pinterest board HERE!

Here is our Leprechaun Soup.
As in.....I forgot to make something
to celebrate St. Patrick's Day,
and ran to the store that morning
to purchase a few things for our treat.

Our story souvenir with fiction
and nonfiction stories.

Traps made at home and
brought in to catch the

The door that appears in
our room every year.  Each 
day the leprechaun puts out
something new... a door mat,
watering can, his hat, etc.

Decorating hats for the
Leprechaun to shrink.
If you try this (which I
highly recommend!) practice
with an extra cup to see what
temperature works for you.

Or this could happen....

I learned the hard way last year.
I had 26 disappointed students.

The leprechaun was here but got away!

Thanks for stopping by!