Sunday, March 31, 2013

Update

It's been a while since I've last posted so let me just recap what has been going on in pictures.















Sunday, March 10, 2013

Leapin' Leprachauns

Happy Sunday! Only one more week until Spring Break!! I am so excited. This upcoming week is going to be a long one. Not only do I have morning and afternoon duty all week, it is also conference week. Which also means there are two half days. How am I going to get it all in!! I don't want the craziness to allow me to loose my fun. To add a little color and interest this week I decided to log into my Pinterest account, which you can find HERE and complete some with my students this week.

Pin #1
 This activity is from A Cupcake for the Teacher. I am super excited to use this with my kids because I will be putting my own little spin on it. What is it you may ask? Well you'll just have to stop by my blog on Friday to find out what it is. :-) 
 
Pin #2
When I saw this cute little pot of gold on Pinterest I knew I had to do it myself. Unfortunately, I went to purchase the file for this activity and it did not include the template for the pot of gold. Either way, it's a cute idea and the file did include a few centers that I may use this week. I will have to make a template for this on my own though.
 
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Fever

To say that my class has spring fever is an understatement. We had district benchmarks this week and we still have another long week of conferences to go until spring break. We are holding on though!! To make this week a little fun since it's been so stressful, I made sure to add in a lot of craftivities, my, I mean my students' favorite!!

1. Contractions
In order to get ready for our district benchmark we did a lot of review. One of the things that we reviewed was contractions.

We used these little contraction crocodiles from Cara Carrol's Crazy for Contractions file.


We also played a cute little contraction memory game that I found over at Learning in Wonderland and you can it for free here from Caitlyn Taylor.

2. Dental Health
I'm cheating a little. I actually did these last week, but I wasn't able to share this cute little dental health craftivity.

I also found this over at Learning in Wonderland and the best part is that it is FREE! My students need to be able to write directions. What's better then starting with something they do every day, brushing their teeth!

3. St. Patrick's Day
I posted earlier this week that we were celebrating St. Patrick's Day a little early since we will be on spring break. I used, yet another FREEBIE!! This time it is from The Teacher Wife.

 These two are some of my favorite. The top one is Tony Stark. He didn't quite understand that he was to write someone in his life that is special to him. He was extremely passionate about Tony Stark (Iron Man) that I let him have his fun. The second one is about me, but I love that she added that I make her laugh so much. I'm glad my students have as much fun as I do!!

4. Measurement
I also posted earlier this week that I was planning on doing a measurement activity that i found on Pinterest.
 5. Total Randomness
Today was a crazy crazy day, everything that could happen, did. Here is just a list of things that went on today...
  • dropped my wallet on the ground (which holds my iphone as well oh yeah, it was raining too)
  • forgot my umbrella
  • forgot my classroom key, therefore I was locked out of my room all day and I had to rely on my BFF-teacher-neighbor to let us in through the connecting door
  • got a new student (Not so annoying, but it was another boy. I have 6 girls and 15 boys!!)
  • a kid threw up at the end of the day and it even got on our new carpet :-(
  • rainy day today so the kids came in 10 minutes early while I was still prepping 
  • clear day and then down pour while walking to the buses
I'm sure more things happened, but that's all I'm going to write about. Despite everything that happened today, I'm surprisingly in a good mood. I'm off to enjoy, the now, sunny day. :-)





Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pinspired

I made it a personal goal to start using some of my Pinterest pins. There are so many great ideas just sitting on my Pinterest boards and that is all that they are doing... sitting. When I saw that Mrs. Sheehan over at Learning in Wonderland started a weekly link up of activities that you want to accomplish that you have pinned, I knew this was for me. I have been using pins since the beginning of the year, but I want to make more of an effort to get things accomplished. This week I plan on using two pins in particular.

Pin #1

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and unfortunately we are on Spring Break on the actual day. Come to think of it, I have never taught on St. Patrick's Day in my whole teaching career. Since we are not at school on the day, we are celebrating early.
 
Pin #2
 
We have been working on measurement to the nearest inch and half inch. When I saw this on Pinterest, I knew my kids would have fun with it. The students get one sheet of construction paper and they are to measure each link. Whoever has the longest chain, wins!!
 
Check back on Friday to see how all of these activities went. Do you have any Pinteresting ideas? If so, make sure to link over at...
 
 
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