Friday, January 9, 2015

Five for Friday, January 9

 
The hubby and I went ice skating! Check out these Michelle Kwan moves!
 
 

 
This week we have been measuring EVERYTHING! I totally recommend checking out the blog by Kindergarten, Kindergarten. It's basically been my lesson plan this week because her ideas are so hands-on and inspire so much critical thinking!
 
I've been surprised this week at what my kids get and don't get.
 
Does that happen to anyone else??
 
For example, I gave my kiddos a popsicle stick and they had to find an object that was shorter and longer than that. No problem. The next day, I gave everyone an object, and as a class, they had to put the objects in order from longest to shortest.
 
I didn't take any pictures, so I'm stealing borrowing this one from Kindergarten, Kindergarten's blog
 
Oh. My. Gosh. You would have thought I asked them to solve world hunger! I get that they are two different skills, but I'm just baffled by how they can do one but not the other? A mystery. Today we tried again. We made wiggly worms and ordered the length of those. We still have some work to do....  =)
 
Another borrowed picture  =)
 
This week we also talked about winter. We read winter books and made text-to-self connections. We also used our sequencing words to tell how to build a snowman. We made snowmen using this puffy paint (by mixing 1 part shaving cream and 1 part glue together).
 
 
 
I spent a lot of this week updating my word families packs, and they are finally done! They're on sale in my TPT store through Saturday.

 
 
 
You can also get all 5 packs for half-price in this bundle!
 

These packs include picture and word cards, picture sorts, puzzles, practice sheets, magnet letter activities, and differentiated write-the-room activities.



(Pardon the product promotion. I'm just so super excited that these are finally finished!)
 
 
Not school related: How cute is this totally destructive dog?! I bought some Christmas toys for her in the after Christmas sales and she obliterated poor Rudolph in mere minutes. I believe she's what the dog toy companies call a "power chewer."

 
Also, Jenna may or may not get excited about going on walks...
 
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That's all, Folks!
 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My First Ever Facebook Giveaway and a Sale: Word Family Bundle Style!

I hope everyone's had a GREAT week back! I'm so happy because my kids seem to remember the things they learned before break. PHEW! Maybe it's because I tell them to sleep with their hands over their ears so nothing leaks out (That's right. I'm that kind of weirdo teacher. What must the parents think!?)   =)

I stayed away from school work over the break, and it was so nice to turn off my brain for 2 weeks! This week, however, I've jumped into updating my word family packs. It took forever to comb through the nitty gritty of each pack, but I'm finally done!!! Wahoo!!

To celebrate, I'm having a sale in my TPT store on all of my word family packs!

 
 
 
You can also get all 5 packs for half the price in this bundle!
 

These packs include picture and word cards, picture sorts, puzzles, practice sheets, magnet letter activities, and differentiated write-the-room activities.



I just added an interactive journal section that I've LOVED using this year!

 
The kids write a word and draw a picture under each flap. On the left side of the page, they write a sentence for each word. My higher kids love this, and it really keeps them engaged.
 
I'm having a giveaway on my Facebook page, so check it out and you could win this word family bundle!
 
Off to bed now. It's supposed to be 13 degrees tonight, so this Georgia girl is going to go get under the covers. Brrrr!!!