Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday ..12.17.14

Wordless  Wednesday!
I am linking up with
Christina @ Second Grade Sugar & Spice
for 
Wordless  Wednesday


 Lesson Plans?
What do your lesson plans look like?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WHAT A WEEK & a FREEBIE!

Well...it's almost here!
CHRISTMAS  VACATION!
I know.. I know...
Christmas...the reason for the season. :)
We have been doing kindness...EVERYTHING!
Canned food drive..my firsties brought in over 120 cans of food!
Not bad for a group who could USE THE FOOD...givers!
We have been so busy crafting!
So fun...lots of rain..no recesses...:(
SO...WE CRAFT some more!
Here is my week!

Reindeer  crafts
( They traced their foot ( for the head ) and their hands for antlers ).


This came from my TPT store...

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Do-You-Want-To-Build-A-Snowman-Place-Value-FUN-For-ALL-1577003

Wrote  some great stories about giving to others...


Reindeer ornaments...easy peasy
3 wooden craft sticks, googly eyes ( who doesn't LOVE googly eyes?),
chenille antlers, & a red nose...though some didn't want red!
Don't you know...RUDOLPH the PURPLE -nosed  reindeer..
to each his own! :)



And last, but not least...paper plate wreaths with their 
wonderful pictures on the bow!
Doesn't get any better than this! 
Well, I think I need to clean up the room...
Here is a freebie to help your kiddos enjoy the season!


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to one & ALL!
Happiness   from  1stgradefireworks!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Classroom this week...

Crazy Week!

Fog, then wind & rain...Report cards...Christmas activities!
WOW!
We have been working hard on our place value snowmen!

 They sorted, counted, & glued their little FRIEND together.
This came from here:

I got these from IKEA!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE  them!
Look how they fit right under the table!
And the kids LOVE them!

We made reindeer!
Trace their foot ( face ), trace their hands ( antlers ), red nose , & eyes! 
TOO CUTE!


And Lastly...
Rainy days mean we get out the blocks, legos, & building cubes!
MY kiddos have so much fun!
The girls LOVE building.
They want it to rain EVERY DAY...
Ummm...no thank you...NOT EVERY DAY! :)




How was YOUR WEEK???





Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 12.10.14

Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas!
I am Linking UP with..
Christina @ Second Grade Sugar & Spice


OH NO!
Writing on their desks!
Do YOU let your kiddos write ON their DESKS??? 
:)



Monday, December 8, 2014

Do You ELF on the SHELF?

I admit it...I failed..
I tried the ELF thing...FAILED!
I forgot to move it.
I didn't want to spend the time moving it to who knows where.
My kiddos didn't find it!
OH...exhausting!
I GIVE UP!
So...next in my list...MATH!
UGH!
1 more..1 less...10 more..10 less
SO MUCH FOR DECEMBER!
(Don't these publishers know...IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!)
So...to help with my "ELF FAILURE"
AND
to maximize my math time...




This can be made into a booklet, used as math centers, individual practice, assessments...
ENDLESS possibilities! ENJOY!
It's available in my store!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/This-ELF-is-NOT-on-the-Shelf-1600234

Friday, December 5, 2014

Work Smarter...NOT HARDER!

Sometimes I find something ( or do something )
that I think..
"DUH!!!  WHY HAVEN'T I BEEN DOING THIS FOREVER???"
This is one of those things...



Have you ever used 
REPOSITIONAL VINYL LETTERS??
OMG!  I LOVE THEM!

I got mine...at STAPLES

http://www.staples.com/Cosco-098135-Vinyl-Letter-C-N-1-Helvetica-Black/product_712405

BEFORE...last 23 YEARS...
I would write the numbers & Content areas
EVERY WEEK..  
( Work SMARTER NOT HARDER!)
NOW...I can just add the words / skills
& the kids ALWAYS know where to look!
You can erase over the letters
AND
when you remove them..
NOT sticky ucky  GLUE stuff!
I use multiple sizes for interest... 
MY NAME is GIGANTIC!
(Don't ask me how to spell...MRS. McCARTY!)
Love Love Love this!
Again...as we begin a NEW YEAR...
a great time to 
WORK SMARTER...NOT HARDER! 
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Giveaway!

Hello everyone! My wonderful Firstie Friends and I decided to host a giveaway in honor of winter! We have 18 products for you that are going to help you get through the months leading up to and coming back from winter break! 
Use the rafflecopter @ Adventures in Teaching
Click pic to enter...:)
 A winner will be announced on Monday morning.
Head over to Adventures in Teaching to enter!