Monday, December 12, 2011

Thank You!

To my surprise I saw two comments on my previous post letting me know that awesome teachers and authors of their own fabulous blogs had given me an award!
A BIG thank you to:

This award is for newbies, and it's goal is to spotlight up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers.  If awarded, you must:
♥ copy and paste the award on your blog
♥ thank the giver and link back to them
♥ reveal YOUR top five picks and leave a comment letting them know
♥ hope your followers will share the love with them :)
Here are my five newbie picks. Enjoy!!

Kindergarten Is a Hoot
A Cupcake for the Teacher
5.  Paste and Pearls

Friday, December 9, 2011

CVC Words

Here is a quick post on our some CVC word that I did with the kids today.  We played a great freebie Gingerbread Race game from Kinder is a Hoot!  While students waited their turn, they used the Twist a Word Builders to practice CVC and nonsense words.  The yellow sheet is used when the twists are used as a literacy station.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Happenings

Well, I am working on posting more often, but life has not allowed that!  Here are a few pictures of some recent activities.

I is for igloo.....

and for ice cream!  We made ice cream in Ziploc BagsIf you would like a copy of our recipe page that I send home with the kids, leave me a comment with your email.


Here are our adoreable reindeer that we made!  Aren't they cute!  This was a Reindeer Glyph that I purchased from First Grade Blue Skies TPT Store!  We will be using more from this packet next week as we study the letter R!

Here are our stockings!!!   Each year I grab the 50 cent stocking at the Dollar Tree at 50% off the day after Christmas.  The following year, I have a parent volunteer puffy paint their names on them.  We then hang them in the room for about two weeks.  Each child is invited to bring a SMALL item to place in each child's stocking.  Such ideas include a wrapped piece of candy, candy cane, holiday pencil, eraser, bubbles, bouncy ball, etc.  We also have a Writing Station that kids make cards for their classmates.  It is set up so that each child will get two cards from classmates.  Bringing in items for the stockings is OPTIONAL.  The nice thing about this is that if someone does not bring in an item, nobody will ever know.  At the party, they get to open their stockings.  It is so much fun for all of us to watch them ooooh and aaaah over all of their trinkets!

Here is our current bulletin board.  We decorated the trees in class and the gingerbread men were done at home as a family project.
I hope you are all doing well!  I will hopefully be back again posting soon!