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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Crafting Galore During Spring Break


Today is the last day of my Spring Break and so of course, I am rushing around trying to finish all my projects I had in mind for the week, while prepping for the week ahead of me. During my week off, I made some wrap bracelets which I am in love with! I also learned how to sew with my mom for a few days. Ummm holy smokes....don't I have a new appreciation for people who sew! (I decided they must drink a lot of wine) I also made a slew of new products for my TpT store. Best of all I got to spend ten whole days with my baby boy!!


 My husband and I also made these cute I Spy CVC word bottles for my classroom. We first took alphabet beads and glued them together using epoxy glue to make CVC words. I found an old seltzer bottle and filled it with pearl beads and the word beads we made. Then I filled it halfway with water and the rest with clear dish soap. This is to help the beads travel in a slower manner. I just love how they turned out! I am going to have them find as many as they can, read them, write them out, and then draw a picture of it. I am really looking forward to seeing how the kids react to them! Let me know what you think!









Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SPRING FEVER



It is getting warmer out and I am so ready for it!!! I've been working on activities for both Kinder and First that are going to make these last few months EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY for you!! Hurry and grab them while they stay at a low price! Click on the link underneath!


Grab Kindergarten here!
Grab First Grade here!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Faux iPads

A few weeks back, I was able to receive an iPad for my classroom through donorschoose.org. It's amazing website where teachers can post project for their classrooms and the money for these projects can get funded by your friends and family or even generous strangers. I highly recommend trying it out for your class! I've been trying out different apps for the kids and they love it. One thing I noticed is they have a tough time typing things out. I work with kinders and firsties so I am sure they have not spent much time on technology. I was thinking how I wish I could have an individual iPad for each one of them to practice on....and then an idea struck me! Why don't I just make fake iPads for them!

 I created a pdf and laminated it. I found these very thin canvas from Michael's and then used used a coupon so they ended up being around 4$ for 5 of them. My husband also brought home some foam board from work and I plan on using them to make more! WALLAAAAH I present to you... an iPad for each one of my students. I was able to laminate each of their sight words as well so they could do this independently. I used this in a small group and called out words. They had to write it with a dry erase marker and then practice typing it out. Then they recorded their words on their sheet with their pencil. They LOVED it! They didn't want to stop. I also did some worksheets I created for them as well afterwards using an iPad code to figure out their sight words.    

                                  

                                       Grab my faux iPad packet from TPT here. (Kinder)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Groundhog Day


We had a little extra time last week, so I had a chance to talk to my first grade groups about the upcoming Groundhog Day. The kids decided if they thought if Mr. Groundhog would see his shadow or not and then they colored a picture of a groundhog based on their decision. We made a class size graph afterwards!



Only one student thought that the groundhog wouldn't see his shadow (aka more spring) so I decided to add my groundhog to that column. (I mean, who really wants more winter?!) The next day, the students made bar graphs based on our two groups colored groundhog chart on the door. It was a lot of fun!



Can't wait to show you more activities we do the next couple weeks!