Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Hidey! I wanted to stop by the blog tonight to share some data & graphing activities we did in room 4 this past spring and tell you about a new little pack that these activities are included in called 

Students were presented with a question of the day. I had some sports junkies this year.... so I thought I would start us out with "What's your favorite sport?"

I present the students with the question of the day. I supply each of my table groups with some choice cards and they pick their favorite and color it. We then it add to a large class graph. 

After everyone has cast their vote, we paired up with our math bud and did some turn & talk questions that we used our graph to answer. This is a great opportunity to hear their discussions and get an idea of who can correctly use the graph to answer the questions and who may need a little extra help. For the turn & talk questions, I laminate for durability and add a binder ring to the corner so it's easy for them to flip through the questions. Once I make these I can save them and re-use them from year to year! 

Lastly, we completed a craft. Whatever students voted for on the question of the day was the craft they made and then they filled out the graph based on how our classmates all voted.  I love how cute these crafts turn out!! 

The next day we did favorite ice cream flavor for the question of the day and this made us super hungry! :) Poor vanilla didn't get a single vote. Sad city!

Other question of the days included in this pack are favorite weather, fruit, and cookie. Each question of the day includes everything you need to make a large class graph, turn & talk questions, and a corresponding craft.

I also included a couple of graph the room activities that are perfect for a center/station.

You can check this out in my little tpt store! It's jam packed with lots of fun and engaging activities for your next data & graphing unit!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fox in Socks: Silly Sock Day!

Tuesday was a silly sock kinda day in first grade. We read Fox in Socks, wore silly socks, and worked with lots of rhyming words. Here is a peek at our day! 

I made a list of words before we read the book Fox in Socks. As we were reading, students tried to find words that word rhyme with the words on the list. They did a great job listening for those rhyming words!We did a little write the room activity to find rhyming words to match the words on their recording sheet.

This next activity, is one I got from the Mailbox a few years ago. I have each student a sock with a word on it. They had to find a classmate who had a word that rhymes with their word. We then shared our pairs of socks we made. The recording sheet is also from the Mailbox. 

Well friends, that’s all I’ve got for today! Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Sleep Book: Seuss Week Pajama Day 

Hi friends! This week we are celebrating Read Across America with lots of Dr. Seuss books. To kick off this week long event, on Monday we read The Sleep Book and wore our pajamas. It was a super comfy day, to say the least! :)

After we read the book, we did a little dreaming ourselves... we completed this super fun roll a silly dream writing activity and became authors!

Students took turns sharing their silly dream stories in the author chair! 

Click the pic below to grab this writing freebie in my little TpT store. :)

We also made a super simple, sleepy creature inspired by the book. This guy is just a paper plate colored yellow, a pom for a nose, and some construction paper for the hair and eyes. They turned out super cute! :)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy 100th Day! 

We celebrated the 100th day of school a couple weeks ago. This is always one of my most favorite days! It's jam packed with lots of fun, revolving around 100!
100th day mystery homework--- This is one of my favorite traditions. I send home these sheets with a paper sack and a directions page. Students are to fill the bag with 100 of something. And then write clues about their item. Each student takes turns getting up and giving us their clues and we try to guess what their mystery item is. Some items this year included toothpicks, marshmallows, dry beans, cotton balls, pennies and Captain Crunch. So fun!
Another fun tradition are these 100th day balloons. I hang balloons from the ceiling... but not just for decoration. I've put activities inside each balloon! Throughout the day, we pop the balloons and complete the activity inside. Some activities are skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's, 100 jumping jacks, 100 high fives, 100 second dance session, 100 leg lifts, and my all time personal fave is 100 SECONDS OF SILENCE!!!! PURE BLISS! HA!
Students come decked out in a 100th day of school shirt. Here are a few from this year. So cute!!
This year we added something new....100th day photo booth! I found these adorable props from Oriental Trading and just knew we had to do this! I think we enjoyed it more than the kids! So many laughs!
I also set up my 100th day stations and students took turn work through these with a partner. 

We ended our day with special 100th day cupcakes... These cupcakes are a tradition too and always a super, yummy hit! 

My 10th 100th day is in the books and as always it was the BEST day ever as my sweet firsties always like to put it!! Here's to many more 100th days to come! :)

Friday, January 12, 2018

Anchor Charts Made Easy!

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I enjoyed another snow day today and we also had one this past Monday and two last week! So I've been able to be really productive these last two weeks. I've started a new little product line, called "Anchor Charts Made Easy." And I wanted to pop in tonight to tell you a little bit about them! If you are like me... you love anchor charts, but struggle with making them look great due to messing up the drawings or the handwriting or storing them once you have used them. I am the world's worst to throw anchor charts I've made on chart paper away, after I made them because they just aren't easy to store... and really once you have used them one year and stored them they don't look so hot when you go to pull them out the next year. So, I decided to whip up some simple, print and go anchor chart packs to help me out with this problem! These print and go anchor chart packs have color and black and white options {you can print on colored paper}, as well as some mini versions that are perfect for your focus walls or to put in student homework folders/binders to use as a reference tool. If you have a student who is really struggling with verbs, simply put the mini version in their take home binder as a reference tool to help them out with their homework, etc.

How to "Anchor Charts Made Easy" work? It's so EASY! All you do is pick the option that best suits {either printing in color or B/W} cut the pieces out, glue them to a poster board... and BOOM you have yourself an instant anchor chart that you can laminate and use year after year! I like using poster boards, instead of chart paper because they are much more durable and much easier to store. I get the 4 packs of colored poster boards at Wal-Mart to use for mine. The 4 packs have green, orange, yellow, and navy blue for $2.97. I also like to laminate mine for some extra durability. 

So far I have this print and go anchor chart packs for Nouns, VerbsAdjectives, Antonyms, Types of SentencesPronouns, Compound Words, 2D Shapes and 3D Shapes. AND I have MORE in the works that will be posted really soon so be on the outlook! :) Is there something certain you would like to see in my "Anchor Charts Made Easy" product line?? Shoot me a message and let me know!