Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Introducing Me!

Next year’s teacher will love these cute crafts to introduce them to their new students.
If you do it as a grade level team the next grade level will have an automatic bulletin board ready to begin the year. 

If you don’t feel “crafty” try just the book.

Perfect for the beginning or end of the year!

What fun! Michele

The Foolish Tortoise...Eric Carle

This tortoise might have been foolish!  What do you think?  We made predictions and then used our recall skills to write a definition for foolish.  We also used informational text and a wonderful video to compare and contrast a turtle and a tortoise.  The kiddos ended with a delightful water color craft.
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These video clips are perfect for making real world connections as many of the kiddos will never see a turtle or a tortoise.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Eric Carle...Seahorse

This story is delightful and watching a seahorse swim on uTube really got them excited.  Please follow this link to watch a National Geographic item.
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Or try this one from uTube.
Click here...
Their tiny fins flutter and their long tail wraps around the underwater sealife.  Amazing!
Perfect since most of our kiddos will never see an actual seahorse.

Their future looks bright!

My kiddos sure made a "splash" this year and I bet your class did too.  We are ending our year with this delightful craft and writing project.  As always enjoy and there is a freebie for you!!
Your freebie is a great "treat" for staff or you kiddos.
Whooooo will miss you.  Owl will that's whoooooo!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Is your summer bucket list ready?

I know mine is...
1.  Spend more time at the lake.
We just started to put the dock in yesterday.  More to go but a start!
2. Ride my bike
3. Play tennis outside...Finally!
4. Read, read, read
5. Spend more time with family
What's on your list?  I'd love to hear!!
With that in mind I thought I'd come up with something for my kiddos.  My favorite is the checkoff sheet with the poem so they can keep track of whether or not they follow through.  So here it is...

And of course the freebie for you!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

The end is near...Are you ready?

If you are anything like me you like to have plans ready a few weeks in advance.  that being the case I have been busy preparing all sorts of goodies that will make that end of the year fun, a learning experience, and easy!  Each day for the next week I will post items and a freebie for you so be sure to check back.
This first packet focuses on the sweet theme of watermelon.  It is designed to meet the needs of balanced literacy, math, and science.  Most of the activities are perfect for math and literacy centers while others focus on whole group learning with indepent recall activities to follow.  And yes!  There is a craft that will be perfect for posting as well as colorful vocabulary cards.
As you know I never forget about you and I think you will love this freebie.