Friday, May 31, 2013

Finally Friday Freebie!!

Longest week ever!  The end of school always gets me overwhelmed.
But for you a Friday Freebie...I think you will really like these for next year.
Looking for feedback on how I can improve them.  Enjoy!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer days are on the way!

Well we are down to the final days!  It is a challenge keeping the class in order while trying to complete assessments, prepare progress reports and complete all the last minute paper work.  But somehow we all get through it ...RIGHT?
Okay so here is my final effort for this years class.
I hope to send them off ready to enjoy the summer and stay engaged with learning.  Michele
This packet can be found on TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Three Day Weekend...Hip Hip Hooray! (freebie)

Sorry I have been out of touch but I suffered a leg injury playing tennis and have been in discomfort and under the care of a doctor so...
All items 20% off.
Hope you are all winding down for the end of the year.
Enjoy this Friday Freebie!
If you have already purchased it just let me know and we'll fix you up.  Michele

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Feelin' kind of "dotty"!...freebie

Pictures of my ideas for next years room.  Up and ready.  To accompany them i made these charts and labels and hope you will enjoy the freebie.  Happy Sunday everyone! Michele

This has 32 pages of polka dot fun.  Rotations, literacy center rules and more.
I like the new ones I created in the freebie even better.  So check it out.

I love Nikki at Melonheadz.

Lot's in the freebie on this.

Even my files have gone polka dot!

And my storage bins.

Example of center charts.

Love my behavior goals.

Even my "math counts" went "dottie"!!

This will be my cafe board after the students are welcomed.  Their pictures will go here.

Need I say more.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Word Work "freebie"!

Hi all!  Happy Saturday...and a "freebie".  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Michele

Just created this for "back to school" next year.
Click here for my Word Work Station

This is one of the activities found in the freebie.  Hope you will enjoy!!
Click here...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Freebie...

Hi all!  with a leg injury I am sitting updating some of my materials and found this.  Thought it would be something useful for our classrooms. Even if you have downloaded it before do it again as I have updated and really improved it.   Enjoy the weekend.  We are really down to the final few.  Michele

To download the freebie.
To see the entire packet.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Teacher Ideas

Not a freebie but a free idea that is not new.
In cleaning out my closet I found these two oldies but goodies.
I am going to clean them up and fix them up over the summer and bring them back.
The first is my reading coat made from a lab jacket.  I have some "fresh" ideas for it.

This is an old teachers tool belt I created.  Went to Walmart and picked up some new ones and I am going to get creative over the summer

Night Sighting...

For any of you following my owl story here is a picture of mama in her new nesting house watching over here babies.
Here eyes are glowing.  If you blow it up you can see her  head.
She is so cute.  I'd love to peek in but I think she may not appreciate it.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mama and her owlets!

This is such an amazing story!  We were having two huge dead trees removed when they found a Screech Owl's nest with 4 precious babies.  They asked what we wanted done.  We called Nature's Nursery who came and removed the babies and brought a nesting box which we hung.  We waited anxiously for mama to return and yep...she is back and caring for her wee little ones.
Nesting box.

Nest found in tree.  Notice mama had a robin in there to feed the little ones.  They are they cotton balls you see there.

One of the little babies.

Here they are in a little basket warm used until mama returned.

There were four all together.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Back to School???

I know the End of the Year always gets me thinking about how I am going to "begin the year" and so... if you are interested check these out for some ideas for themes.  If you purchased them last year they have all been revised and updated so you can download them for free. To visit just pop over to the side of my blog and click on the picture.  Don't forget to download the "freebie"!  Michele

Friday, May 10, 2013

Dive in...

Just thought you'd like to see how the week will begin.  This is a favorite of mine. It is filled with informatinal text, reporting, opinion writing, critical thinking and more!  Follow along as we dive into the deep blue sea.  Michele
This will say Dive in....

This is part of the shark freebie!!

After reading the informational text students answer true or false using text.
Entire unit covers whales, dolphins, sea turtles, octopus, tropical fish, sand castles.

Friday Freebie!

I feel like it has been ages since I posted. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day..and I know you can all relate to that.  Monday we are going to spend the day on sharks as we continue our "dive" into the ocean blue.  Here are some goodies for you that I created to accompany some of my activities.
Have a great weekend everyone.  I have been taking so many pictures.  I must post them!!  Michele

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Life in Mrs. Henson's First grade!

Now all that is missing is the "life" my little kiddos bring to the classroom each day.  They will arrive in a little under 45 minutes.  Better get ready to greet them.  Have a great day all!  Michele
Opps:  Remember each of these has a freebie that accompanies it!  Just click on the topic found on the right side of my blog.
Yep our plants sprouted and even are thriving with our compost soil.  What a great experience.
Our butterflies are "waiting for wings"!  Those little black dots are the  final shedding of skin.

Click here to see!
And the turtles are up agian and eating after a long winter rest!  There are two more tiny ones you cannot see.