Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Contractions!

This idea is all over Pinterest....but I first read about it at The First Grade Parade. {love that blog}

Today, we performed surgery....on words....we took two words, cut out a letter, bandaged them up, and ended up with a contraction!....THE KIDS LOVED IT!!! and I'm pretty sure the kiddos got the idea....After the words were all cleaned up and school was out, I was DETERMINED to re-create the stinkin' cute doctor that I saw on The First Grade Parade....so I looked at the picture and free-handed it... I can't believe it... but I love how it turned out....and I cannot draw...it took me probably an hour {or more} to draw, color, laminate and cut out... but the results were totally worth it to me! I want to publically say thank you Cara Carroll, whoever you are, for your darling, fun ideas that children love, and for sharing them with everyone...bless you :)







Monday, January 23, 2012

100th Day

 Well we made it to our 100th day! Everyone came to school dressed as a 100 year old...hilarious!

Most of what we did came from Deana Jump's 100 Day unit....I have to say the project that turned out the best was the 100 year old portraits. Everyone loved them.



 Those were all the pictures I took...the day went by so fast we couldn't get everything in!

Also, I wanted to include some of the idiom sheets we did last week. They turned out really cute and now the kiddos are always asking me if something is an idiom! You can get the idiom sheet we used here.



Sunday, January 22, 2012

Math Journal Prompts

Since it is January, everything in our classroom is winter and arctic...well... I needed math journal prompts that were arctic and was going to buy some from TPT and then figured... WHY?! So I made some and you can get them here. Also, the font I used was "My Third Grade Teacher" but I can't remember where I got it.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Phonics Review

This week our spelling list is a review of past phonics rules. Below are some worksheets I made to help the kiddos with the review. You can click on them to download.

The FLOSS rule
1. The word must be one syllable.
2. The word must end in F, L, or S.
3. The word must contain a short vowel.

THEN we can double the ending consonant .... F, L, or S!


Here's one for Magic e

Final /k/ sound...

I did make a worksheet where the students choose the correct spelling between ck or k....but I can't find it and I have to go meet hubby for THAT football game... grrr :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Idioms

I was on Pinterest this morning and found a pin about idioms that linked to ReadLearnTeachLife. I loved it! There was not a download for the cute worksheet; so I made one.... you can download it here
We will read this book about idioms Why The Banana Split. Hilarious!
Then we'll do the worksheet!

If you download, please click 'follow' and leave me a comment!
THANKS!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Winter Noun Sort!




Hey...I just uploaded a free center activity for nouns...you can get it from TPT or TN...happy Friday!!

If you like my centers and printables.. PLEASE click follow on my blog and on TPT and TN :) It's very inspiring for me...it makes me want to create more 'free' things :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Snowman Similes

Well...we made the snowmen that I wrote about in yesterday's post! But I changed it a little {basically, at 4 AM I was lying in bed and thought..."this should be snowman similes!!! and I'll use the Crazy Like A Fox book!" I was so excited... like I was the first person to ever think of this [please!]}...here's what we did.
First we read Crazy Like A Fox
  This is the BEST book for teaching
similes!!
Then we read Snowmen At Night ...they loved this book!!

Next, we made an anchor chart...not really.... I did it on the board but it should have been and anchor chart {oh well}. We listed four adjectives describing a snowman. I probably should have tied everything in better with the book, and I was actually going in that direction, but I was sensing I was loosing them with all the simile talk and snowmen playing baseball ect. so I backed off and kept it simple.
Then we wrote out our similes. This writing was pretty guided because it was their first encounter with similes. I had them first pick their favorite adjective, then pick their favorite simile to go with the adjective. Finally, we drew the snowmen. THEY LOVED IT, and for the rest of the day everyone spoke in similes!! So, all in all..... we were as silly as a snowman!! HA!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012