Earth Day Ideas

22 April 2017

Happy Earth Day!   I started focusing on Earth Day last week and will continue to focus on Earth Day next week.  Here are some of the activities we are doing.

This anchor chart is by my friend, Abby!  You can check it out here:

Since my kiddos had a blast with the bunny craft, we made this Earth Day Craft.

We also did banners.

Earth Day Interactive Notebook Packet by my friend Janine:

Earth Day Graphtivity:

We made the Earth below by ripping up scraps of construction paper.  I always save our scraps!

Here are some of our favorite Earth Day books: 

Spring Ideas for First Grade

03 April 2017

I found this adorable bunny in glasses pop art project through Pinterest.
When you follow the pin to the website, you will see it is in French.   I was still able to find the bunny template by clicking the pink writing that says "tete lapin a imprimer."  You will need to go to the actual website to download the image.   Click my screen shot below. 

To make the eyeglasses, I just googled eyeglass outlines and printed them on bright colored paper.   
I completed my display with the writing prompt freebie below!


Here is a close up image:

I hope you enjoy the freebie.  Here are a few other spring themed resources for you to check out.



To see all my Spring themed resources, click {HERE}.

Thanks for stoping by!

Math Manipulatives and Webinar Resources

22 March 2017

Hopefully,  you just finished watching the math manipulatives webinar my friend, Anna (Simply Skilled in Second), and I did tonight.   We want to thank you for watching and for your great questions.  We both thought it would be easier if we wrote blog posts with links for you to some of the resources we shared.   

If you were unable to catch the webinar, you can still check out some of the resources we shared by checking out this blog post and then by hopping over to Anna's blog.   Or you can register and watch it by clicking the image below.  We have two freebies embedded in the actual webinar, so watch on your computer!

Our webinar focused on math maniuplatives.   So why do we use manipulatives?

During our webinar, we gave many examples of manipulatives and how to use them.  One simple manipulative I shared was these Hide Zero cards.  You can download them from TpT by clicking the image below.

I also discussed during the webinar my favorite teacher made manipulatives...LIMA BEANS.  I use spray paint and sharpies to create these.  They actually last a really long time.  

Here are some of the math resources I shared during the webinar.  You can check them out on TpT by clicking the covers.  All math resources are on sale!

You can only snag this Tens and Ones freebie by watching the webinar {Click Here}.

Here are some Amazon affiliate links for my favorite manipulatives:

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Now, hop over to Anna at Simply Skilled in Second to enter her giveaway.

St. Patrick's Day Freebies and More

13 March 2017

Hi all!  I am back with a St. Patrick's Day themed blog post to help you find ideas to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your students.

I started making banners for my students this January and they are always a hit!  I have this free St. Patrick's Day Banner for you in my TpT store!  Click the image below to download.

I plan on displaying these along with my newly revamped "Wanted" posters.   I take a photo of each student wearing a leprechaun hat and have them complete the poster or banner (two versions are included).  The students had a lot of fun completing them. 

Math is always better with food!  This graphing activity utilizes Skittles (a peanut free candy).  

Here is another graphing activity.  It includes a leprechaun page topper.

Here is a free graphing activity for your students.  It goes with Lucky Charms Cereal.

If you are looking for no-prep St. Patrick's Day literacy and math activities, check out this packet. 

If you are looking for pure math activities, check out these math centers.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you found some resources to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in school. 

Read Across America Ideas

27 February 2017

This week we are celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Week.   In my classroom we read as many Dr. Seuss books as we can and we learn about Dr. Seuss himself.  In past years, I was able to find affordable books and items at Target and Kohls.  I threw together this quick post to let you know about my latest freebie and banner packets.   I also wanted to share my Dr. Seuss Pinterest board which contains a ton more ideas.

Teacher authors are not permitted to create anything specifically for Dr. Seuss books but I am able to provide you with some generic reading themed resources.

The banner below can be used at any time of the year but I thought it would work well this week.  The packet also contains banners to spell out "Read."  These banners are perfect for PARP, Read Across America, or just anytime you want to celebrate reading.

You can click the image to check out the banner:

We love BrainPop Jr. and luckily my district subscribes to it.  BrainPop has a great video on Dr. Seuss.

I made another free homework pass for you.  Feel free to give it out on March 2nd!

I ordered this shirt from Amazon and I plan on wearing it March 2nd.
Here are few other great Amazon finds (affiliate links):

You can find many ideas and printables from other bloggers by checking out my Dr. Seuss themed Pinterest board:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great time celebrating reading. 

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