Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bugs and Bunnies plus some Freebies!

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For the past two weeks we learned about living things that come from eggs. For cooking we made these yummy grasshoppers!

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Here is the recipe for both grasshoppers and banana butterflies!

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I saw this darling butterfly on Pintrist and had to turn it into a recipe for our class cookbook!

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Friday we went on a “Living things that come from eggs” hunt. (Plus a few jellybeans and chocolates!) All 125 kids wore their Spring Bunny hats. So much fun!

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This darling quilt is from the TK class next door and the one below is from my class. The Children’s hands are the wings.

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We added jewels for the bunny nose and the center of the flower on the nest so the quilt really sparkles. The bunny is their handprint. Happy Spring!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Up, Up and Away!

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I just put up our hot air balloons!

They make the classroom look so cheerful!

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Each balloon has writing on them..Up. up. up! I see the… We go over the … I’m having a fun day!

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I know March is coming to an end but my little Leprechaun quilt makes me feel so happy!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Has Your Leprechaun Moved In Yet? Plus a Fun St. Patrick's Day Freebie!

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During literacy centers this week my little leprechauns played this fun sight word game. Each child picks a friend to play with and they take turns spinning, reading and coloring the word on the coin in the leprechaun’s pot. The first friend to fill their pot with gold is the winner! Click here for this activity.

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Using a pencil and a paper clip children take turns spinning for a word on the gold coins!

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We also made this fun little napkin book. The pictures to glue on your napkin book are included with the link above !Slide4

With all this talk of leprechauns our favorite leprechaun “Paddy” started moving in his furniture yesterday! I sure hope we can catch him before St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thank you Chicago! Dr. Suess’ “Thing One” and some Rhyming Fun!

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Chicago Facebook Freebie

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These are our darling “Thing one –25” hats! My team partner saw them from a friend and I had to make them too!

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We wore them all day in celebration of Read Across America. During MATH we practiced addition using our hats. For example: we added Thing 6 and Thing 4 and found Thing Ten! We decomposed Thing 15 into Thing 10 and Thing 5!

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After lunch in honor of Dr. Seuss we practiced rhyming with our graham cracker and blue frosting erasable-edible boards. So Fun! (We used a popsicle stick for a writing tool).

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TPT Sale Going on Now!

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WOW! 3 million teachers on TPT. That is truly amazing. I am thrilled to part of this wonderful group.  I can hardly wait to shopping myself! Use the Promo code TPT3 at my store to get 28% off Starting tomorrow (Thursday) and goes through Friday. Actually you can start shopping at 12:01 EST!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Got Napkins? And a Freebie!

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We made these darling little napkin books last week. I had them prepped for Valentines week but the the week was too short to get them done. Napkin books are great activities for your independent literacy centers.

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Below are a few samples. My Kiddos love doing these fun books!

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Start saving those party napkins! 

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Here is a napkin book cut and paste for St. Patrick's Day. My local grocery store has ton’s of napkins displayed now! Happy Sunday! Kim

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Going a Little “Birdie” Plus paper Mache Pattern freebie!

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These are some “smart little Quackers who love to subtract”Slide2

Our little duckies have a message in their tummies about ducklings.Slide3

We went on a field trip to Centennial Farms I got to hold chicks!Slide4

Happy Hen addition facts.Slide5

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They are made out of foam core and then hot glued to a dowel and wooden block. We use paper towels (The thick school kind) and starch to paper mache. I get a parent volunteer to cut them out for me. Thank you so much Mr. Tello!  Next we paint them a solid color then add polka dots the next day. I have my parent volunteers add felt beaks and crowns with hot glue. The feathers on the sides are my kiddo’s hands cut from construction paper.Here is the pattern for the Hens and Roosters! Enjoy