Monday, April 30, 2012

Too Early To Be Posting A Derby Unit and Mother's Day Freebie

It is 3:30a.m. and I have been up since 2:00a.m.! Maybe it's the excitement of only having a 4 day week this week, we are off for Oaks Day.I am sure that is not what it is but that is what I am going with :). I used this time to finish up my Derby unit and created a little Mother's Day Card. 

Here on the TPT or TN for my Derby Unit-- If you are interested in purchasing this unit -Just know that  the place value and consonant digraph activities were previously on my Dr. Seuss unit. Since that had to be taken down because of copyright issues, I added the activities  here. The first person to comment on this post will get this unit for free. Remember to leave me you e-mail address.  

Now it's time to see if I can get some shut eye before 5:00 roles around and it's time to get up!! Enjoy your week.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Yuck!!! I love doing units on theses little creatures, but as far as having them in my classroom-- NO, NO, NO!!!

The teacher that I collaborate with thinks differently. She talked me into letting her bring in different kinds of bugs for the kids to observe. It's a good thing I love her so much!!! So what did she do? She brought in different bug catcher containers with different bugs in them. Where did she put them? On the kids tables!! Oh my, I am just waiting for a disaster to happen.

We have crickets, centipedes, meal worms (just waiting to come in and find little beetles all over my room :), and a spider( I know it's not an insect- but the kids are loving watching and waiting for her to spin her web. A  Walking Stick will be joining us  in the morning, as well as a caterpillar.

 I just wish I would have taken pictures today, the looks on my  kids faces were priceless. Though this has not been the highlight of my bug unit, I will have to say that the sacrifice has been worth the learning that my little ones are getting. They are so into this unit. I have used Deanna Jumps insect unit- it is fantastic!

Here is a graphic organizer that we did today, comparing and contrasting the butterfly and a ladybug. Click the picture to download the graphic organizer.

Tomorrow we are going to get pollen from flowers like a butterfly- I hope to have pictures to post. Hope everyone is having a great week.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

5,4,5,3 What Does This Mean For Me? And A Freebie!!!

These numbers are the amount of days each week that we work before we are out for summer vacation!! Yippee only 17 more days!! Our students will be miss, but we are so ready for the summer!!

I have just finished my Earth Day Math and Literacy Unit. I know, I know, its late and actually Earth Day is this weekend.:(  Things have been so hectic here-I just couldn't find time to finish it or post any freebies. You can find this unit at our TPT or Teachers Notebook Stores, its only $3.00. Because I am so late with the unit I am giving one of the literacy activities as a freebie . Also, the first person to comment on this post will receive the unit for free. Don't forget to leave me your e-mail address.

Well, I made a collage of the activities in the unit- but you really can't see them. So click on the picture below and it will take you to my TPT store and you can preview the unit there.

I have had a request for a Derby Day Unit. I am beginning that this weekend. I hope to have it up in about a week. Have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Back From Vages Freebies To Come!

 We are back from Las Vegas!! It was a wonderful and well needed trip. No I didn't come back a millionaire, but I did get to see some amazing sites, so I am not to bumbed.:)

My favorite site was the Grand Canyon, wow, wow, wow. It is even more beautiful in person. "Yes, I did it"-- thats what my t-shirt says. I walked the Skywalk!! That is an amazing task for someone who has a crazy fear of heights!! I held on so tight to my husbands hand, you would have thought that I was getting ready to plunge over the side. Here is a picture of Eagles Point- my favorite sight.

I am in the process of making a Earth Day unit. I am going to try to have it done by the weekend. Also, I will have a freebie posted real soon!!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Las Vages Here I Come and a Spring Break Freebie!

Monday offically starts Spring Break!! My husband is taking me to Vages for my 40th birthday!! I am so excited, I am packed, dressed and ready to go and its only 12:30 and our plane doesn't leave until 4:20.

I have uploaded a fact family freebie on TPT. Click on the picture below to download the activity. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a great week.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter unit On TPT

This post is going to be short and sweet. Four more days until Spring Break and I have so much to get done at school as well as at home! I have just finished my Easter/Spring unit and have uploaded it to TPT.  Click on the picture below to check it out. I plan on having it uploaded on Teachers Notebook tonight as well.