April 18, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party... April 18}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and 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.





We made these fun Easter Rabbits this week. This is a free download in my TpT store..you can grab the patterns HERE!




We have been practicing for our spring program for weeks and we had our big night on Tuesday. It was a success and my little ladybugs did great! {My boys were backup singers!}







Our math centers this week were all from my Easter Math Centers Unit







Our caterpillars have been eating and getting fatter.. and fatter... and we had one chrysalis yesterday afternoon.. I am really scared we are going to miss a lot of the magic while we are out for Easter Break. They will probably be ready to transfer to the butterfly garden this weekend. One of mine was so excited .. " We finally got a class pet!" Sorry sister.. I don't think these count as a pet! 






 Our Easter Egg Hunt & Party was a success. And a four day weekend was the perfect prize to surviving!

Happy Easter! Link up below friends!










April 11, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. April 11th}




Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and 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.



We'll ... this week made a little turn off the path. A meeting with our accountant on Monday {gotta love taxes.. Boo!}, a death in my husband's family Tuesday & Wednesday.. and BAM.. woke up with the WORST case of PINK EYE you can imagine on Thursday. 
And, a nice sinus infection too! 

Needless to say.. there are NO pictures for me to post for this week. I am currently hanging out at home using high priced eye drops every 2 hours and blowing my nose. Fun stuff..

But.. I still would love for you to link up below!



April 6, 2014

Dinosaur Love

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A few years ago I decided to teach a unit on dinosaurs. I had never taught dinos before and had NOTHING.

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I started from scratch and taught myself basic facts about dinosaurs to share with my first graders. I made a unit to use and it has been one of my best sellers for the last few years.

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This year, I decided to go bigger and I added a few new activities and went from 1 week to 2 weeks of Dino Fun in my room. {It actually kinda spilled over into 2 1/2 weeks} .Kids love to learn about dinosaurs and we had a good time. It was a win-win situation!

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My dinos unit went from 37 pages to a whopping 81 pages. And sadly.. I had to take out one activity just to reduce the size of the file to get it upload on the Teachers Pay Teachers site.

You can click the picture above to see it. If you have purchased the unit before.. you get all the revisions for FREE! Just re-download. {You lucky duck!}

Here are a few picture of the things included..

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Dictionary practice.. find the words on the dino sheet and record the page number.

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We made these precious dinosaurs for the hall bulletin board. LOVE THEM! The patterns are included in the unit.

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The bucket of plastic dinosaurs have provided tons of entertainment and fun for my first graders. They will not be happy tomorrow morning when they realize I packed them up. All of my plastic dinosaurs came from the Dollar Tree.

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We did a little number word stamping! There is an easier version of this stamping activity included if this one is too hard for your students.

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And ABC order practice…

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Counted tally marks during center time.

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We also practiced counting different money amounts with these “money mats”.

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We also did a directed drawing activity too. The steps are included in the unit.

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I also have a Dinosaur Pinterest Board if you are interested in following it. If you have a dinosaur pinterest board.. PLEASE share it with me!

 

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Here is a quick link to my unit again if you are interested…

Doodle Bugs Teaching: Dino Unit

 

 

April 4, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. April 4th}




Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and 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.









I skipped out on posting my "five" things last week.. because I left bright and early last Friday for a girl's weekend with some of the most amazing teacher/blogging friends. We flew or drove in from all across the country to eat, shop, eat, shop.. and participate in the Neon Dash last weekend in San Antonio. 



Back Row: AlishaElizabeth, Stephanie, Dee Dee, Me
Front Row: Gladys, Hope, Crystal, Deanna, Cara, Reagan, Amy

I also got the opportunity to meet April and Farley.








One of our phonics skills this week has been "th" so we made these fun TOOTH FAIRIES! It's a free download from TpT from Angie Neal. They turned out really cute! LOVE THEM!







I mentioned TWO weeks ago that we were studying dinosaurs and I was updating my Dino Unit. I really, really promise I am. We are STILL working on some of it. I promise I will get around to finishing it up .. soon!





One of the new activities I am adding to my Dinosaur Unit is this super easy {but fun!} directed drawing. We finished ours up this week. 






We welcomed April this past Tuesday! Can you believe it? We have 28 days of school left. WHAT?!? Is it too early to start a countdown?? We have a ton to squeeze into these last 28 days! This April printable is from my Months of the Year Unit.