Saturday, January 25, 2014

Show and Tell Friday

               17 first graders + 2 ferrets = FUN FRIDAY
We had such a great show and tell this week. One of our students brought her favorite pets for her show and tell.

We welcomed Scamper and Boomer to our room. They were the main attraction. They fit right in with all of my little firsties. They were eager beavers to see and learn about them.
                               This is their favorite toy. Who would've guessed it,a WalMart sack!!!
 Before our star guests arrived, we wrote down some questions on the board of what we wanted to learn about the ferrets before they arrived. Our questions ranged from wanting to know what they eat to have you ever lost them in the house?  Firsties are very curious critters themselves. They came up with several ideas before it was all over with.
Ferrets Facts That We Learned:
1. They like to sleep a lot during the day.
2.  They eat mostly protein.
3.  They do not have very good vision.
4. They chatter when they talk to each other.
5. The kids favorite- they poop in a litter box.
After today, I know they went home and had a good long nap.
And after this wonderful show and tell, I DID TOO!!!!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

BRRRR!! and Compound Word Activity!!

Well, I have to admit, I have had a wonderful time off. Being home with the family, my birthday, blogger meetup. It doesn't get much better than that. Well, how about one more snow day!!!!! Brrrr! it is freezing. I've never been so glad to have gas heat!!!
While I am sitting here all snug, I wanted to share with my blogger buddies a quick lesson and freebie  that we did before we got out for winter break. We did a quick review unit on compound words. My kids are doing great with this, but since I have 2 in my room that have not mastered this yet, I will keep going over this throughout the year as a review and extra practice for my 2 nonmastered students.
I saw this idea on pinterest and we just had to do it. It seems like when you combined any lesson with food, it seems to help it click. So we made these cute Compound Word Cupcakes.    
                                     Aren't these adorable.  
  These were so easy to make and the kids had such a great time. These were made from sheets of scrap paper that I had at the house from my neglected scrapbook that I haven't touched in years. Shutterfly makes it too easy these days. White tissue paper and cut up pieces of construction paper for the sprinkles and cherry. All they did was decorate their cupcake with compound words that they wrote on their sprinkles. And of course, we had to have cupcakes for snack.

 I also placed this compound word cut-n-paste in one of our learning centers. A freebie for our  friends!!

                    I also found this fun game compound word game and we have been playing it this week and kids just love it. We have been playing it in our computer centers. I has different levels inside the game from easy to hard. I liked how it also progressed  for the higher level thinking students.

Can't wait to see my firsties in the morning. !!!!!  I'll be staying wrapped up tonight!!!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nashville Blogger Meetup!!

WE had such a wonderful time Saturday with our blogger friends. We ate and talked, ate, and shopped, and then ate some more!! Did I mention we ATE???? We had a blast. It was great to meet up and talk with other teachers, listen to stories and share yours as well. We wanted to thank Greg from Smedley's Smorgasbord of Kindergarten and Elizabeth from Kickin it in Kindergarten for hosting such a great blogger meet up. They gave away some great prizes too.
                That's me in the middle, I won a pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies.


         Misty won the big prize, over $100.00 worth of teaching supplies from Teacher Created Resources. I'm already trying to talk her out of a few things!!!


We had a blast and can't wait to do this again next year!!!!!
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