Sunday, December 4, 2011

Winter Themed Spinners- part two

I keep spinning with these spinners!  The students love them!
*Teddy Bear
*Polar Bears
*Gumdrops
*Nutcracker
*Presents
*Penguins





Saturday, December 3, 2011

Colors

I started each day teaching the children  how to spell the color words.
The 4th and 5th Graders re-created this chart in their science logs:






I shared these color cards and color poems with K-1


 I used her unit for the the signs.



With the K-1 we made this chart together:

When we exhausted our brain power, I pulled out the crayon books that I got at the Dollar Tree this summer.

On another day we talked about secondary colors:

 We did the color experiment from Deanna Jump.
 When we did the experiment and then moved the post-it notes :)

I introduced my friend ROY G. BIV

I didn't want to write the letters over again, so I just folded the paper in half. :)
 In the 4th and 5th grades we filled out a color chart:
 They also drew a rainbow:

We read the book My many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss and discussed our emotions.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Counting Nutcrackers- Guided Reading Set

I have created a set to use with your guided reading groups. Included in the set is a color big book (which can be purchased separately, a student sized version in black and white, and a pocket chart activity with recording sheet.




The pocket chart activity comes with words for your pocket chart, graphics that match, and a recording sheet with spaces for students to record their answers.


Don't need the whole guided reading set?  Just get the big book HERE.

Is there a certain product you are in need of?  Please drop me a line :) If I can create it, you will get a complimentary copy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Spin a Word- Part Two

Any requests?

I have compressed 31, yes 31 different game learning boards.



Get your own set HERE!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Spin a Word

I saw a pin on Pinterest, so I have been busy making them to share.
Included is the spinner and recording sheet.

Directions: Using a paper clip and pencil or brad in the middle, 
the child will spin and then write down the letter that they got on the recording sheet.
Click on the underlined tittles for the printables.



 Winter- I just tried with the background- would you prefer it with without?

What other ones can you think of?


I was thinking:

*Ocean life
*Rain forest
*Halloween
*Zoo Animals
*Springtime
*Rainbows
*Snowman

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New November Materials

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She also made this awesome Nutcracker graphic set :)
These next two cube rolls are a little easier and only have 4 columns.
There are two different versions: 
One the children look at the feather colors the other set look at the bandannas- I called them "ties" I thought it would be easier! 
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rain Guages

I am not sure if you can see them at first glance, but there a bunch of rain gauges 
in the grass.  We taped a copy of four unifix cubes and a tongue depressor on the outside.
When we went to check on them, they were a little frozen! (ick!!!)
The child says to another, "Look at my leaf.  It is swimming in a hot tub!"

 Here was the blackline that we recorded how much rain had fallen the last few days.
One unifix cube- wow!  I didn't know it rained that much!