December 19, 2012

Adjective and Contraction Freebies for If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

Yikes!  I can't believe there are only two more days of school before Christmas break.  I am trying so hard to squeeze in everything I have planned to do before break.  This week we have been reading , "If You Take a Mouse to the Movies".   The kids absolutely LOVED reading this book.  There are oodlees and gobs of fun activities to do with  all of Laura Numeroff's books.  Here are just two of the activities we did with the story.  First we talked about contractions:   

                                            Graphics by Scrappin Doodles & Loreen Leady
                                                            Grab your copy Here

In another activity we spent a little time exploring popcorn while also learning about adjectives .  Everyone knows you can't go to the movies without popcorn!  Right?   We started by talking about how the popcorn felt, looked, and smelled. 

Look how incredibly adorable these two are exploring together, they absolutely  cracked me up!  Do they look into this activity or what?  I think they are future Scientist INDEED! 
  Once we were finished LOOKIN' and a SNIFFIN' we did a little TASTIN'.  Then we used this Pinterest  inspired chart to make a list of the findings from our exploration.   If you know what blog this originally came from please let me know. 

Following our group chart and chat about adjectives students had the chance to make their own list of adjectives.  Look how hard this little guy is working to stretch out his sounds as he writes, so sweet. (looks like a vowel sound in the works huh?)
Grab Your Copy Here
Well friends I actually had more to share but it's time for this gal to get to bed! 

December 16, 2012

December 12, 2012

Tis the Season

When I saw this Linky Party on Erica Bohrer's blog I knew I couldn't let the day go by without Linking UP!  I do love to SHOP! 
The Best Flat Iron I've Ever Had by  Joico .....Smooth and Uses Vapor so it doesn't dry out your hair as much as other flat irons. 
Great Stocking Stuffer Guilty Pleasure

 I get migraines very easily but I can use this shower gel and lotion, it has the most refreshing smell. 
Great Gift for Your Bestie

 For All Those Duck Dynasty Fans In My Life
And an Absolute Must Have For Any Wannabe Photographer!
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December 11, 2012

Merry Measurement, Where's My Desk, and a Freebie

 Ok, so the kiddos that I spend my days with seem to be a Little excited about Christmas break right now so even though this popped into my head today :
 I stayed after school today and tried to strategize who should be by who. 

I was also reminded of this because right now our room is all kinds of messy, you know all the extra art and fun that goes along with Christmas.  My desk????? Where???? Who has time to clean up a desk right now,  I'm not too worried I will find it eventually if only for a day. 

Here's another measurement activity we worked on yesterday.  Measurement usually comes later in the year but as we move to the common core our PLC decided to move it forward so that we could spend a little more quality time on it, it usually falls during the last month of school and you know how that goes.  Grab your Merry Measurement.....
Enjoy, I'll be back tomorrow with another freebie!  

PS Adorable clip art by Krista Walden


December 6, 2012

Elf Yourself Measurement Activity Freebie

This week we have been wrapped up in  all sorts of elf fun.  Our elf craftivity was Pinterest inspired and also the center of a math lesson on measurement.

Once my kiddos had every possible inch of their hands covered in glue and cottonballs we moved on to  work on a little measurement activity using Mr. & Mrs.     Elf. 
You can grab your copy of Elf's Measurement Activity by clicking the picture.  If you would like to do this activity but don't have time for the Elf Yourself Craftivity I also made this little guy so students could just color and measure. 
Once we learned just about all we could about Elves, student had to think hard about how they would be a good elf as they filled out the Elf Application Cara made a few years ago. 
Tomorrow we will end our week with our first visit from you know who.......