Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring and Plants

This week we learned about spring and plants.  This has to be one of my favorite units.  We began our unit by reading Peter Rabbit.  We also received a letter in the mail from Mr. McGregor himself.  He needed serious help with learning about plants and how to take care of a garden.  After learning everything we could about plants, we wrote him back and gave him some advice.  See below!

 Due to limited time, I wrote the letter and the kids gave me all the answers.  They came up with the words to the letter.  Then, we circled first grade sounds and sight words.  


 This is the garden we "grew".  The kids painted the vegetables.  I got this adoreable idea from Kim Jordano on kinderbykim.com.  She is awesome.

 We made rain people on rain drops.  We learned that in spring, it rains a LOT!
 Here are our Peter Rabbits.  We wrote about what we would do if we were Peter Rabbit.  I got some of the cutest answers.  Mostly, we would have minded our mommy and not went in the garden.

 We made these flowers in art center.  (This is mine, I forgot to snap a pic)
 Our rain people from kinderbykim.com
 This is our potato graph.  Most of us like fries the best.
 Check this out!  Kiss your brain.  These kiddos are so SMART!  They came up with ALL of this by their selves.
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These are our morning, literacy, and math centers for the week.  










We played on peterrabbit.com and picked veggies.


So cute!  I found these cute little carrots at Dollar Tree!!  They have colored letter tiles in them.  I have found that color coding things for centers helps the kids know which one they have done or not done.  Also, it's a quick check for me to look for all the colors until I can look at it closer later.  If they have 2 yellows, they have to go back.  If they have 8 different colors I know they have see them all.














And the Winner is...

#40 Carly!!  
I used the random number generator from random.org, but could not get it to post the pic of it.
Somebody, let me know how to do this.
Congratulations Carly you are the winner of Kim Adsit's Spring is Here pack!  I will contact you shortly!  

Thank you all for making my 1st giveaway a success!  It was so much fun!

It was fun to see all the creative ways you guys think about spring.

My spring word is FLIP-FLOPS!!!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kim Adsit GIVEAWAY!!


Yay!  I have teamed up with Kim Adsit to do my very first giveaway!!  She has some AWESOME things at her Teachers pay Teachers store.  You definitely must check them out! 

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It is so cool!  Here's some things it includes:

  • Flower Pot Hangman
  • Roll a Word
  • Red Rover Sight Word Game
  • Making Little Words
  • Plants Tree Map Activity
  • Labeling Flower Parts Activity
  • Sorting Spring Pictures
  • Measuring Flowers Activity
  • Ordinal Flowers
  • Flower Addition
  • Flower Headband Subtraction
  • Spring Graphing
This packet is a 70 page unit with everything you will need to complete an AWESOME Spring and Plants unit.  Don't miss out!

Here's What Cha' Gotta Do:
          1. Follow Kim's TpT store by clicking HERE.  (there is a button that says, "Follow Me."
          2. Follow me on this blog
          3. Leave a comment describing spring in ONE word.  Oh, and don't forget to leave your e-mail address so we can declare you "winner"!  (and let me know that you "follow" both sites)

You must do all of these things to be eligible for the prize.

Please browse Kim's store for some GREAT things for your classroom.

The giveaway begins tonight and will end on Saturday March 26th at 11:59 p.m. 

Good Luck!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beep, Beep! Transportation Things!

Last week we did our unit on transportation.  I'll post just a few pics of some of the things we did.  On Friday, we had our annual Transporation Day where we go to stations within the school to learn all about transportaion.  Outside there are TONS of different types of vehicles that the kids can climb on and look in.  Mrs. Lee even got to go up 70 feet in a bucket truck.  Yikes!  What a fun day.  Oh, the best part is we get to see a hot air balloon in person, how big it really is, go inside the balloon and hear some cool facts.










These are our cute little Whamburger's that we made after we read Max Takes the Train from our reading series.  I got this adorable idea from a friend at work.  


 Here are the pages from our Transportation Fact Book.






Here is part of our class alphabet book that we made after reading Alphabeep!
The pictures they drew turned out SO DARN CUTE!  
We used watercolor crayons for the pictures.








A few of our centers from the week.




 
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