Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cyber Monday SALE

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Math Night

Last Thursday our school hosted a Math Night for our parents.  They were invited to come and learn about simple games they could play with their kids and then we gave them the opportunity to have a "Make it Take it" time so they could actually take home some of the games that were discussed.

We decided to share how easy it is to use dice as a learning tool so we shared the simple game of Roll Say, Keep, only we changed it to Roll, Count, Keep.  We included a dice and everything they would need to play this game at home.  We received a very positive response from the parents that took advantage of this opportunity.  I have included the document that we provided in hopes that you may be able to use it the same way or in your classroom.  We also shared that they could use the cards to play memory also!! :)  My wonderful colleague who I have posted about before - Ms. Jayme - was the creator of this gem.  Enjoy!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

We made it!!!

I was really worried there for a little while... Friday seemed DAYS away.... Yesterday!!! Probably because I was at school for 13 hours (but who's counting????) which included a family thanksgiving feast at lunch, and a reenactment of the first thanksgiving which included 100 little pilgrim and Indians (22 of which were the cutest little Indians you have ever seen!!) AND we had a Family Math Night that evening that unfortunately drew less then stellar attendance - so by the time I got home that night after 8:00 I was one tired puppy!!! We did have a fantabulous time at our reenactment!! The kids had a great time and ate some very interesting foods that were present at the first Thanksgiving. :)

We made butter to bring to our feast. The kids shook and shook and were amazed when the liquid they started with, suddenly turned into a solid!!!!!

See I told you they were the cutest Indians!!!

This a the costume that we made. They were so excited to finally be able to wear them after all the hard work they did with them!!

On our way!!!


I hope you all have a very restful Thanksgiving!! God bless you if you still have to go for a couple days next week. I really don't think I could have made it one it two more days!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Always just one more thing...

Do you ever feel like you are almost caught up, only to realize that there is now yet ANOTHER "thing" that is required/needed/due or all of the above?  This seems to be the story of my life these days and is the reason that it has been more than a week since my last post!!  Please tell me that I am not alone!!!!!!  I have had a few moments of relief these last few days...enjoying some Fall fun with my favorite 7 year old!! :)

Among all the craziness, we have managed to have some fun - all surrounding Veteran's Day. Thanks again Kim Adsit for being the supplier of our fun!!  Hooray for Veteran's Day!!  We did so many things out of this unit over the past 2 weeks and of course I didn't take a picture of half of it...yet. 
One of the first things we did was Label a Hero!  The kiddos labeled a soldier of their own as I labeled mine.  
We also created a brace map for the parts of the flag.  As we discussed the flag and added it's different parts to our map,  the children created one of their own.  

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The next day the kids recreated the brace map again, this time using the pieces from Kim's unit - this being one of the things I did not take a picture of.  They turned out so cute too!!  I will try and remember to snap a couple on Monday.  The other things we did that I didn't take any pictures of are an adorable soldier and Veteran's Day book and an Ordinal Numbers activity that really helped my kids grasp that concept even better!  Oh, we also did the All About Number 11 activity today!  See, so much I can't remember it all!!  If you missed out this year - go buy it now so you will have it for next year!!!  You will not regret it!!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!  1 more week until our Thanksgiving Break!!  Yippee!!!  Next week brings A Thanksgiving Feast and butter making!!!! :)