Friday, December 16, 2011

25 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of my blogging buddies and fellow teachers!!  Here is a game for you to use in your small groups when you get back in January.  My babies will be Dibeled on Nonsense Word Fluency in January and I have not really done much practice with it, so I thought this would be perfect! Hurry... before you MELT!!!
Click HERE to get your copy!! :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gifts for Parents

If you are in need of a cute gift for your kids to give to their parents this may be perfect. I have been doing this cute snowman ornament for several years and my parents love it and it is fairly easy!! Just stuff a clear ornament with cotton, add the face, scarf and puff balls and there you go!! We use craft glue for the felt pieces and hot glue the puff balls ahead of time so they are ready!! :) we usually do this with 2 students at a time during small group time. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Busy busy busy!! The Gingerbread Man Fun continues!!

Is there really one more week left before we are out for our much needed vacation!! Wow!! That is almost hard to believe!! We have spent the last 2 weeks on The Gingerbread Man and we had such a great time!!! We have written about the Gingerbread man, graphed info about how we took our first bite of him and did a science experiment about him!! Phew! And that's just the stuff I can remember!! LOL
Here are a few pictures of the fun! Most of these ideas came from Deanna Jumps Gingerbread Math and Literacy Pack.

Poor guy!! :)


Science Fair Project!! Now this was fun! It was in one of Deanna's science packs!!

I hope you all have a great week!! I have been do busy I haven't even had a chance to make anything new!! I will post some freebies soon!!! :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gingerbread Fun - Thanks Julie Lee :)

We have had a lot of fun with our gingerbread books and activities this week. During small groups we did some rhyming fun and Word Family Sorting thanks to Julie Lee!! :)

Instead of putting the word on the gingerbread - I made it a little more rigorous for my children and found pictures - this way they actually had to sound out and write the word on their own. This actually will continue into next week when they go back and read their words and find the matching gingerbread man and color to match. :)

We also did the Gumdrop Lane activity and we used the number word spinner. I added to this activity also by putting up a color code so they had to go back and color the numbers they wrote a certain color and then count how many of each color they had. :)

I love that these activities are easily adaptable to the needs of my children!! Thanks Julie!! :)