Thursday, May 31, 2012

Just "clownin" around!!

Well not exactly but in a way.  Today was Circus Day.  I tried to get pumped up for it but I was really just too exhausted from preparing for the end of the school year.  We did have some cotton candy but I have to say I was not that animated.  Too bad teachers can't get a couple days before the last week of school to get ready for the "grand finale".  Such wishful thinking.  I would surely be in a better frame of mind.  Despite my lack of enthusiasm the children did not let me down.  Their papers were wonderful!!  Here are some samples:

These and so much more can all be found in my Circus packet.

Ahoy Matey! I spied you being good!!

Perfect for starting the year off  with students following the right path.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ten Ways to Become A Better Reader...


The perfect materials to do just that.

It was a "poppin" good day...and a freebie!

It never amazes me how well students write after completing prompts.  To think this is the end of first grade writing.  I am impressed!!

Kids just loved this book.  Not only fiction but non fiction mixed in.  Can't beat that!!

After a little taste testing, or shall we say "data collecting", we completed our graph!!

And then to end it all we created this craft and reflection.
This and so much more can all be found in this packet.

If you click here you can download this "freebie" !
Wish you were here to help me finish off the left over popcorn.  Mmmmmmmm!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer "freebie"!!

Yep it's free...just click here: TpT

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ahoy there...I'm hoping to find number sense! It's a treasure...

Just put this packet together for the start of next year!
Number sense is so important and it impacts mathematics growth so...
Ahoy Matey...let's discover this treasure.

Memorial Day Sale!

Anything with Summer or End of the Year is ON SALE!!  Think I will do some shopping myself!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Crafts and Activities for Eric Carle Stories!

                                                                  TPT   Click here for a better look!

Rooster Off To See the World! Oh where oh where??

Our week with Eric Carle is coming to an end!  Oh what fun it has been.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

When does a house become a home?

We had so much fun sponge painting our crabs after reading A House for Hermit Crab.
Simple, quick and cute!!

Better late than never!!

This has been a long, stressful year BUT I have still loved these kiddos So here is what I am preparing for them.  I am usually much better organized but with all the meetings to identify all my "special" ones I am WAY behind.  I'd love to hear what some of you are doing.  I do have a packet on TpT if you are interested.  TpT

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Slow, steady and "winner"!

 Today we continued "reptiles" with turtles and tortoises.  What a great day filled with lots of learning.

And this guy DID make it across the road!  I would have picked it up and moved him but he was a little slimy and a snapper!  So I just slowed up traffic until he or she made it to the other side.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Are you smarter than a 1st grader?

So we are talking about see and sea and singing away when one little gal raises her hand and says...
Oh my gosh Mrs. Henson that reminds me of this book I read about a really funny big word hmmmm you know like son and sun, which she spells for us. From there we had an instant lesson on homophones!  I hadn't even planned it as I was just going to cover ee and ea.  You gotta love 1st graders cause they are surely smarter!!  Note to self...never underestimate a 1st graders ability to learn.
And I think all of you are special so check out my "end of the year" packets that are now on sale!
For my school we are down to 13 more days.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The better to "taste with!

We discovered that a blue whale could fit 50 people on their tongue.
We put two classes together to make 50 children.
Now that's a lot of tongue!!

Winding swimmin around!

I forget how painful the beginning and end of each school year are!
Assessments, students checked out, paper work and ....
To help keep us on track we are continuing our work with "down by the sea".
We have had a "whale" of a time!  Ha ha!