Thursday, September 29, 2011

Octoberween Fun!

I just uploaded my Octoberween Fun unit to TPT

Here are some pics of what is included in this unit!




And...

Here is what you will get in this unit!

Suggested Books 
Pumpkin Seeds Class Survey 
Pumpkin Life Cycle Draw/Label Activity 
Bats can/have/are 
Bats/Birds Venn Diagram 
Bat Facts activity (pattern/writing paper) 
Costume Guess Who Activity
Room on the Broom Rhyming Words Lesson/Craftivity 
Skeleton Hiccups writing craftivity 
Halloween Math Journal Prompts 
Candy Corn Non-Standard Measurement Activity 
Count Chacula Greater Than/Less Than Math Activity 


Click on the picture below to take you to my TPT Store to check out the unit. :)


Thank goodness it's Friday Eve! I don't know about you guys but I'm ready for the weekend!!


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fun with Apples

Last week we started our Apple unit. We read several books about apples, learned about Johnny Appleseed, and done some fun apple craftivities. We also made a tasty "snazzy snack" called Apple Smiles.

Here are some pics from our apple fun we had last week.


Aren't these Johnny Appleseed's darling?



This was our tasty snack, Apple Smiles!


Don't forget about my Bushels of Fun with Apples Unit that is full of Literacy, Math, and Craft activities that is for sale at my TPT store! Click below to go to my TPT and check it out!! 


I have much more apple fun planned for this week, so check back!! :) Happy Sunday evening friends! I hope the weather where you are has been as beautiful and nice as it has been here in Tennessee today! 


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Howdy Pardner!!

Howdy pardners! It's Wild Wild West time in our first grade class. Last week we started my Wild Wild West unit that I have for sale at my TPT store. 

Students made real and nonsense words using the letters in cowboy and cowgirl and compound words by finding matches to words printed sheriff badges. 

We read Cowboy Camp by Tammi Sauer and made a snazzy snack, "Cowboy Sandwiches."




And we made some cutie patootie cowboys and cowgirls!


If you like what you see here then check out this unit at my TPT store! :)

And....
 be on the look for more things cowboy related this week.


In other news me and handsome Mr. E went to Gatlinburg this weekend with his family. We had a nice little time.... always nice to get away for a bit and relax. Too bad I had papers to grade and house work waiting on me to do when I got back this evening. :(  Here are a few pics from the weekend.






     
That's all I got for tonight! 

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Top Ten

I got the sweetest email from Liz at First Grade Frenzy informing me that I had made her top 10 blog list! I was excited that someone found my little ole blog worthy of anything let alone a top 10!!! Thanks Liz!!!
Liz is a sweet gal and we were accessory swap partners back in the spring. If you haven't checked her out please do!!

Here are my top 10 (although it's hard to just pick 10.. and then some of my favorites have also already been awarded and we are suppose to find some that haven't been.) 

Mrs. Bainbridge at Mrs. Bainbridge's Class
Her classroom website inspired me to start my classroom website. Her ideas are out of this world and she is so sweet too!!!!!! She has been an inspiration!

Cara Carroll at The First Grade Parade
Although I'm positive that she has received dozens and dozens of these awards (she hasn't posted about it yet.. so I'm gonna go ahead and give her a shout out because I just love her and her blog!!) Her AMAZING blog inspired me to jump on the blog wagon! She is full of talent and is such an inspiration! I swear I wasn't really teaching until I started reading her blog! And she cooks too! :) I'm pretty sure she is my teacher idol! :)

Michelle Oakes at Fabulous in First
I love her ideas, blog, and her cute little classroom!!!!! 


Rachelle and Natalie at What The Teacher Wants
Their blog is AMAZING and their management tips are WONDERFUL!!!!! I LOVE their freebies!!!


This is a wonderful blog and I got the best little writing journals there this summer that I am loving using this year!


This gal has the best craft projects!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this blog..especially for all things crafty!! 

Babbling Abby at The Inspired Apple
Her ideas are mind blowing! She has made me want to be a better teacher and since following her blog I definitely have! I owe finally finding a classroom theme to her too.. her rock star theme was right up my alley! :)

Sara Cooley at First Grader..At Last!
She is oozing with creativity and I just love her neat ideas!!!

Stephanie at First Grade Fabulous Fish
This was one of the first blogs I found and I fell in love with her good ideas!

Leslie at Life in First Grade
This gal has a ton of wonderful center ideas!! Love her neat ideas!



Well there ya go blog buddies....Gosh it was really hard to just pick 10 when I'm following so many awesome blogs!! So If I am following you then you were an inspiration to me!!!! You will never know what it means to email someone in blog land and them reply back! I have found some wonderful people/teachers in blog land and I appreciate all the inspiration and ideas I find on a daily basis. I have become a better teacher because of all of you! :) So thanks for everything! Each and every one of you are pretty awesome! :)


Top 10 TBA

Click on the button to find out how to claim your award!


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