Festive Winter Window Decor and a Freebie
Decorate your classroom with easy stained glass snowflake window decorations! Maria provides instructions how to make them & a free color by number penguin!
Student Timeline Project
One of our social studies objectives is for the kids to understand the passage of time, and how this is reflected through life events. We usually accomplish this both through daily calendar activities and investigations of timelines.
Jean petit qui danse
Un gros merci (a big thank you) to the educator who shared this on Facebook today! What a true gem of a song to introduce to students of the French language while getting them to move in the classroom. I love the amount of repetition in this song and would highly recommend using this song with students, especially if you are learning parts of the body. The lyrics to this song can be found at Mama Lisa's World website here. Amusez-vous! (Have fun!)
The Emotional True Story Behind "Love You Forever" Adds a New Layer to the Sweet Book
You know the song already: "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be." That's the words to
Halloween Treat Bags & Boxes
Hosting a spook-tacular party? Your guests will love gobbling the goodies from these inventive treat bags and containers you can craft in minutes!
Apples, Apples, Everywhere! - Cara Carroll
My kids this year are SO very much into non-fiction stories. I LOVE IT!!! We started our week of apples with a KWL. I set out this little KWL and fill it out with the kids as we go along… After reading a few short non-fiction books about apples, we filled out the “What You …
The Very Busy Spider - Cara Carroll
I love starting the month of October learning about spiders. We read several non-fiction books that the kids adored, but they also LOVED this Eric Carle classic…The Very Busy Spider. After we read the story, I gave the kids a writing prompt to complete… “I am very busy____________________________________ in First Grade!” Their responses were cute …
father's day diy: wooden key chain/gift tag
So you've arted up some gift wrap for Dad's favorite candy bars now all you need is a nifty gift tag. Why not make the gift tag a part of the gift by turning it into a keychain? Small packs of wooden discs can be found at your local craft store for very little. You can use a hammer and nail to create the hole or get all power tool happy and use a drill with a small bit. Grab a handful of discs and add a hole to each one. Attaching the keyring can be tricky if your discs are compromised. One…
Escape the Volcano Shape Game
Our culminating activity for our dinosaur/volcano week was a morning playing Escape the Volcano! Skills our silly game focused on included: color recognition, shape names, counting, singing, gross motor skills, using a full sentence, answering simple questions, and following directions. Materials Needed: game pieces for each player (little people work great), game board pieces, dice template, and tape Directions: 1. Print out your dice template and put it together. I liked this one because…