April 17, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party… April 17th}

 

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We did these cute directed frog drawings this week. These are included in my Spring Directed Drawing unit. They turned out cute and look good hanging in the hall.

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We had a lady from a local science museum make a school visit and bring a few warm and fuzzy reptiles to pet. HA! Ironically, we also had two snakes on our playground this week and I found a baby turtle in my classroom Thursday morning. I gave the turtle to our school’s  3 & 4 year old classroom and heard they named him {or her} Pickle.

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I am trying to make my little ones more responsible and take care of their business. This week they had six things they were responsible for doing. I made a class list and if they missed doing one of these I crossed their name off the list. Not that I am trying to call them out for NOT being responsible BUT.. these are things they have actually been doing ALL YEAR and it was time to hold them accountable. Today is the last day of the week and I have chocolate chip cookies for anyone that has been responsible ALL week. My reward was actually going to be an extra recess but.. it has rained and rained and rained and is STILL RAINING! So, cookies it will be!

And, I have three more “responsibilities” to add to the board for next week.

I blurred out my class list on purpose : o)

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These frog ABC order cards were one of our small group activities this week. Each card had three spelling words  and they had to pick which word would come first in ABC order.

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We also did a little large number word stamping this week. I love how independent my kids are this time of the year. Centers, small groups or any activity takes a brief explanation and we are ready to start. August will be here before we know it and will be back to modeling every step I expect them to make. 

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We have 20 {yes, TWENTY} days of school left! WHAT!?!?

Have a great weekend!

April 9, 2015

Fivefor Friday {Linky Party.. April 10th}

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We enjoyed a simple and good Easter with my family. Our Easter baskets are a family tradition that we enjoy. You always get some fun goodies from the Easter Bunny.

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While going through my pictures for the week I came across this one. These arrived early Tuesday morning.. and as always you simply can not beat a doughnut. So, hard to turn down! HA!

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One of our weekly math centers was this months of the year activity. This is included in my Frog Centers Unit.

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We also used the magnifying glasses to search for our weekly spelling words. Somehow this was the first time we have done this this year. They loved it.

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We also did these Counting by 3’s cards and recording sheet to go with the Frog Prince this week. These are in my store: Frog Prince Counting Cards.

Have a great weekend! Happy Friday!

April 2, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. April 3rd}

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Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool. Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.


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We do these spell the month activities almost each month. They also make a super quick display if you need something in a pinch.. April’s letters are a free download.

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One of our weekly math centers included these number word cards. They are in my Easter Math Centers Pack.

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We also did these missing addend cards. There is also a need to practice this skill. These are in my Easter Math Centers as well.

 

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Even and Odd Cards. They had to write the number then write if the number was even or odd. Easy but effective! These are also in my Easter Math Centers.

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  TOday was our elementary egg hunt day. But sadly, the weather had other plans. We did spend the afternoon eating yummy food and playing games in our gym. Overall it was a success but I am beat! Seriously.. I feel like I have been run over! So ready to sleep in and enjoy a long weekend.

Happy Easter! Because HE lives.. I can face tomorrow!