Monday, April 28, 2014

Can you keep a secret?? CTP Sneak Peek


Hi there! I'm popping in today to share some exciting news with you! I am a HUGE fan of anything and everything from Creative Teaching Press! And guess what?? I was just given the inside scoop and a first look at the new CTP back-to-school products that are coming out!! 

Since I am an exclusive blogger for CTP I am going to give you a little sneak peek at some of the new back-to-school "stache" that's coming out. 



Coming soon..... 


The Math GNOMe--Decor and a comprehensive guide to creating and managing your common classroom



2" Chevron Solids Stickers--- I can't wait to use these to label my containers and well everything!


Stay tuned for more of the new back-to-school "stache" of awesomeness coming out from Creative Teaching Press!!


Can't wait for me to post more? I've got you covered! Hop over to see what Gladys at Teaching in High Heels is sharing a sneak peek of....You won't be disappointed! :)

Teaching in High Heels


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Fun

Well hello 3 day weekend! Today was my Friday at school... and it was filled with lots of treats, sweets, and fun. 

Just popping in with a quick little Easter themed post to show you what we have been up to in room 4 this week.




We read The Easter Bunny's Assistant {this book is all kinds of precious and funny!}

And then we completed a little how-to writing to go along with the theme of this book. 




Do you like the cute color me eggs we used for this little how-to writing activity? They are from Creative Teaching Press! Check them out HERE! :)

 







We had our egg hunt today. 
Here is some of the loot that was up for grabs! {ignore the upside down pic}


We ended our day with a little Easter celebration and enjoyed some yummy treats.


One of my students brought these carrot treats in to share. Too stinkin' cute!


That's all I got for tonight! Happy three day weekend! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fun with Plants!

I love springtime in the classroom. There are so many fun things to learn about and do during this time of the year. This past week we learned all about plants in room 4. 

We began our plant unit by talking about our "schema." I made a Cara inspired chart. Cara is the queen of totally cute charts! Girl has mad skills! :)


 

We made these precious flower friends from Cara's  Flower Friends pack.





We also colored these cute color me flowers from Creative Teaching Press. My kids LOVE to color so these are just the perfect addition to our bulletin board...quick, easy, and cute!! :)





We labeled the parts of the flower and made this cute little craftivity.



We learned about plants with a little help from Ms. Frizzle! Love me some Magic School Bus!!


We made a yummy snazzy snack-- "dirt dessert!" We even ate it outside on the playground. :) yummy snack + playground = fun stuff!! 


We planted flowers on Monday. My students had a choice between Zinnias, Morning Glorys, or Cosmos.{only one little friend picked the Cosmos.. I had so hoped it would sprout first! :)} I forgot to snap a pic of our flower planting fun. 

Today was the first day we came in to find that some of our plants had sprouted! They were all in suspense to know which ones had sprouted first! I made another Cara inspired chart. {love her!} We are going to keep track of when their flowers sprout. Morning Glorys were the first to sprout! They colored a flower and I wrote their intials and the date they sprouted on the flower and added it to the chart. 




Well that's all I got for tonight! Have a happy weekend!! :)