Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day & Catching Up the Countdown!

Hello everyone!!
Whew, I have been SUPER busy & have some catching up to do in blogland!
So, let's get started...
Thanks to First Grade Blue Skies for the AWESOME directed drawing packet!
I triple puffy heart LOVE how the Mommy drawings turned out! 
All of them turned out awesome...here are just a few that I managed to get a pic of.
Aren't they just the sweetest?

Now...on to the countdown...
F Day was Fruit Snacks! Here they are gobbling them down.
I told you I am keeping the countdown SUPER SIMPLE
My kiddos are loving it & look forward to it each day! 
F Day was sooo easy! :)

 Here are my cuties enjoying G Day- GAME DAY! We played Chutes & Ladders...
 Candy Land...
 Memory...
 And a little Hi-Ho Cherry-O. Once again, keeping things SUPER SIMPLE
 H Day? Hula Hoops, of course! Did I mention that I am keeping thing SUUUPPPPER Simple
But, like I said before, the kiddos are really LOVING each day! 


Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation & E Day

Hello friends!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
My 3 favorite things??
  1. Diet Coke
  2. Neon Pencils
  3. Fresh Flowers
Duh? Is there anything better? Haha!

 Here are the little gifts that my own kiddos are taking for their teachers. They are just simple little baskets of goodies!
I hope the teachers like them!
 I made each one for about $2 each...not bad!  Here is what is inside...add a little tissue & ribbon & wa-lah...a nice little gift! 
 Okay~ On to the ABC countdown for today. We are on E Day. That means Experiment Day! This will also be doubling as part of our Mother's Day gift. So, we set everything up for our carnation experiment.
We recorded our observations & predictions for today. (We will conclude it tomorrow)

The kids are super excited to see what the flowers will look like tomorrow. I just pray that the experiment actually works! 
Check back tomorrow for F Day! 
:)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Final Countdown: C Day & D Day

Hello friends!
I'm catching up with my ABC final countdown!
For C Day we made Compliment Cards. They had so much fun with this & I was really proud of how sweet they could actually be! 
Here are a few of the pics...
This one is so stinkin' cute!! (Sorry for the blur)
"Happy Birthday LB. You are 20 years old. You're grown up to be a grown man. You have made me the happiest little sister ever." 
 Such creativity! :)
 "You have made me so happy that I am making you a gift card. And now I made you mad so do you forgive me."   A little apology & a "gift card" can do a lot for a friendship! <3
 A sweet drawing  for a sweet friend! 
 "You are my best friend. You play with me everyday. Sometimes you can be rough. Can you play with me today?" Hahaha! I just loved this one! 
Dear Mrs. Elliott,
You are a nice teacher because you let me & Hailey clean the room with you & I made you this card.
Too funny!! I won't let just anyone clean the room!! 
These girls are experts!! :)

Then we had D Day!!
DOUGHNUTS!!!
Image result for box of sprinkled doughnutsWho wouldn't want to have doughnuts for snack time?!?

YUMMO!!

Tomorrow is E Day! 
Stay tuned for the excitement that will ensue! 

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Final Countdown: B Day!

Hello Everyone!
We are rolling right along in our final days ABC countdown! To see the plan for the countdown click here.
It was B day today & my kiddos celebrated by blowing bubbles!
Everyone had a bottle of bubbles & they had a blast outside today! 
We were thankful that the rain held off for us! 
Stay tuned...tomorrow is C day! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's "A" Day!

Hello everyone!
Yesterday I blogged about my classroom end of year ABC countdown. 
You can read about that here.
So, today I kicked it off with A day.
Today was Animal Art...woo hoo!
Remember, I am keeping things easy peasy cheesy & SUPER low prep. I grabbed these farm animal templates from my awesome friend Reagan Tunstall...ain't she just the greatest?!
These were soooooo easy for my kiddos to cut and paste & the extra bonus was how quiet they were! 
They took this seriously!!
I let them pick from pigs, goats, sheep, and horses.
Here's how they turned out...
I just love those curly tailed pigs! 
(That black horse is a little wonky, haha)
I will have them all mounted on the green butcher paper with the barn...
Just didn't get that far today! :)
Next up?
B Day
Check back tomorrow to see our fun!! :)

Monday, April 27, 2015

It's The Final Countdown!

Hello everyone!
Well, I made it! The final countdown is here!! 
Wooooo!!
So, in my class, we do the ABC countdown. I made this countdown based on the bazillions of pins I found & requirements that my school has. Here is the letter that I send home to the parents...
 Here is the plan!
My goal was to have fun, but to also do SIMPLE activities that do NOT require a lot of prep. After all, it is testing season & who has time to do crazy, over the top stuff!
Also, my wallet is screaming at me so I didn't want to put a ton of money into the activities!
Annnddd my student's parents are strapped for cash so I didn't want to ask them for much.
We are in a strict uniform school so I am not allowed to do anything that interferes with that (I did get special approval for "U" day). 
Sooo, working within these limitations, this is what I was able to come up with...
I will post our fun along the way so that you can see the craziness that ensues! 
I can't believe that we are down to 26 days!!! 
Yippie! :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Who's Got Character??

Hello Friends!

We are plugging right along this year. I cannot believe that we are down to 29 days! What!?!? Where has this year gone??

Anyhow...

We have been busting through our character unit in reading. We have been talking about feelings, character traits, inferences...you name it & we have learned about it in this unit!

Well, to wrap up & celebrate our learning we made our character posters. 

Their assignment was to find their FAVORITE book & really dive in to learn about the character. Then, they had to make a character poster so that others can learn a little more about the character. 
Here's how some of them turned out...

 Haha! I love that he is agervating! So cute!! 


 I would have to agree, Pete IS the best!


 These turned out so nice! The kiddos really put a lot of effort into them! I was so proud to hang them in the hallway for all to see! :)


This was a super easy & super meaningful activity. They all REALLY got into learning about their characters & I couldn't be happier with the hard work that they put into this project! 

Woo hoo!!