Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Smilebox

Today for Teacher Talk Tuesday I wanted to share a program I find so helpful in communicating with parents. It is free and provides the opportunity for you to bring your parents into your classroom. For working parents who never get to stop by or cannot attend field trips, this program makes them feel a part of their day. It is simple to use and as I said before "free". All you need to get started are a few pictures, parent emails, and a computer. Here is one I did yesterday of my class at the orchard. Michele This is the link to the site.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Field Trip Freebie!!


Apple Print Shirts

Perfect for apple season and fun too!  We painted shirts but you could do just about anything:)
Take a sweatshirt or t-shirt.  No need for it to be new BUT it must not have print and be clean.  Any color will work.
Next you will need fabric paint and apples.  I use yellow, green, and red colors for the apples because on the darker shirt the red does not show up as well.  You will need a little brown for the stem and seeds.  The leaf is made with a little piece of sponge.
Cut your apple in half...top to bottom.  Stick a craft stick or fork in it to pick the apple up and print.
The harder apples work best.  We used a Delicious apple.
Keep wipes and paper towel close by because the paint does get on your hands.  You do not want messy fingertips to get on the shirt.

I think they turned out adorable!!





Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Sale!!


Pumpkin Themed Pack!

I am so excited.
I just created a Pumpkin Themed Pack that will provide practice, assessment, and FUN all in one!
The anchor charts and vocabulary are filled with color and a pumpkin theme.

The practice pages are SAVE MY INK and provide activites that could be used for assessment or practice.


And what a delightful patch you will create.

There is reading, writing, word work, and mathematics all packed into on packet.
I'm so excited!!




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday Freebie!


It's not yet Friday but with a big day ahead tomorrow I wanted to be sure to get this to all of you.
Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!!
Click here to download.





Internet Safety

Today we are having a presentation on Internet Safety.
This is such a "hot button" right now.
In going through my files I uncovered, "literally" below a stack of papers, this delightful story.
Worth the read and perfect for the young child.