Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3-D Shape Fun

We have been working hard on learning all about 3-D shapes and how they compare to 2-D shapes.  In this lesson we played a game of Headbands.  The students all had headbands on. The headbands all had different shapes on them.  The students had to walk around and describe the attributes of the shape on someone else's head.  Then we all went to our teams and received new headbands.  At this point the team members had to take turns going around the table and giving clues to one member of the team so they could guess which shape they were. The kiddos had a blast trying to figure it out.  Then we moved on to using our knowledge of the attributes of shapes to construct our own 3-D shapes from toothpicks and marshmallows. Here are a few photos of our fun!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tori's Tiny Miracles Fundraiser

I have joined in with 49 other TpT sellers to help raise money for this family in need.  We have put together some AWESOME bundled set for grades K-2.  All proceeds of these sets will go to help this family and their two new TINY bundles of joy. If you are interested in supporting our cause click 

These are previews of the bundles and the sellers:

Thanks so much!! Have a great week!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale

Time to do some Spring Cleaning of our Wish listed items!! Stop by My TpT store from March 29-March 31 to receive 20% of my products!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Money Flip Book Freebie

Hi all! Happy Spring Break. I just wanted to share another freebie today.  This is a cute and quick money flip book. It will introduce the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar. Or you could use it as a review. I made three different versions that you can choose from.  One version has trace the words, one has fill in the blanks, and the one has blank lines for the kiddos to write what they learned. I hope you enjoy this freebie!

Cover page:

Penny Page:

Nickel Page:

You can download this freebie by clicking here!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Writing Book Reviews FREEBIE

We have been hard at work writing book reviews.  Before writing reviews on books we learned how to review anything and everything from My Little Ponies to McDonald's.  We used the same "Review" paper so as we reviewed different things we knew that our format of writing would be the same. When we reached the end of the unit the kiddos learned about comparing books to others, including a quick summary (and not a retelling), adding a hook to keep their readers interested, adding reasons and details for their reasons, and rating their book.  Then they used iPads to create commercials to try and persuade readers to read their favorite book.  We had so much fun with this unit in writing.  Here are a few quick pics and a FREEBIE at the end!

 This little guy reviewed Stone Soup….

This little gal review Ramona…..

THese are a few pics of the kiddos recording and practicing their commercials. They had so much fun adding their own voice to the characters.

If you would like a copy of the writing review page that I use, you can download it here!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

An Awesome GIVEAWAY!

I just wanted to share this Awesome GIVEAWAY that I am a part of. You can win TONS of fabulous resources for your clipart.  Lessons, handouts, games, clip art, and much, much more! Head on over to enter using the links below:

Here is a list of some of what you can get:
Number of Products: 48
PreK-2: 28
3-5: 19
Mddle/High: 7
Clip Art: 1
Subject Area: Reading, Writing,Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, Classroom Management

The giveaway is being hosted by powerpointgaming101.blogspot.com to celebrate hitting 300 likes on FB! Congrats PowerPointGaming101!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Natural Resources and a FREEEBIE!

We began our unit on Natural Resources vs. Man-Made Resources and Fast vs. Slow changes on Earth's Surface this week.  We have a series of hands-on experiments and activities planned. This is just the beginning. Here are a few fun picks of us in action!

This is our Anchor Chart of Resources. The stickies are all of their resources sorted into groups.

We went on a nature walk and used arrows to point out Natural or Man-Made Resources. She is pointing to the sun!

Look, a pole!

A jump rope…..

Then we added all of our findings to a GIANT Chart to hang in the hallway!

If you would like to try this activity and much, much more (over 3 weeks of plans) you can get it here Earth's Surface Science Unit

Within this study we play lots of cooperative learning games.  I wanted to share one with you for FREEEE!
Click here to download it!

Happy Friday everyone!!
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