Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sharing Sunday's

My new friend Angela from Just Love Teaching has the most adorable teacher aprons!  Right now she is having a giveaway right now.

So make sure that you swing by her awesome blog and check out her Etsy shop too!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Target Finds

So at Target way in the back of the store by the tools, I come across these:

 Then my eyes go down to these!!!!!!!!! And yes I had to buy them, but I only got the Seuss ones.
Thinking I need to have the others though too lol
I am planning on a book themed room in my house.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back to School Giveaway

My mouth is drooling already!  How absolutely  amazing.   These 12 teachers are outstanding!

Here are the marvelous teachers participating:

You can see all their awesome products on Erica's  blog

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Seuss bracelet Giveaway

She is giving away a FABULOUS Seuss bracelet!!!

I am so in love with Seuss items- so I am smitten with this Seuss bracelet :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

First Grade Giveaway

Another Day in First Grade is having a giveaway :)

Let the party begin!

"Teaching Heart ( ) is hosting their annual back to school party on July 24th till July 30th.  Each Day a new prize!  Gift cards, Books, Teaching Heart Products, and more!!!  Plus a free printable will be posted during the week.  You need to visit the blog at; 
daily to check out the prizes each day and enter for the ones you want to win!!!"

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dollar Tuesday's

Still on the search for elusive Seuss items... but I did get some Seuss pencils, Multiplication/Division bingo, finger pointers erasers, grow capsules {animals and space}, 3-D shapes, and a polka dot bag- a girl needs something to carry everything in!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Oil Spill

So that is what happens when there is an oil spill and they use soap... Doesn't really help just spreads it out. :(
The lady in the video is from a local college and when she says, "Are you ready?'  She is talking to me because I missed it the first time!  Opps!

 They have derived  a new way to clean up messes though which I found amazing! That uses ground up carpet pad {I think} I can't get the video to load :(

Friday, July 15, 2011

We watched and talked about water: hot and cold to be exact!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Word Work

Towards the end of the year the first graders got to watercolor their word wall words.

Here was another word work for word families:
We have a word family per week based on our reading series :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Snap it Up

The first graders played the game Snap it Up! during word work D5 time.  There are two types of cards in there, the yellow (on the back) which were the consonants and the green cards were the vowels.

This is a commercial game but one you could make yourself just as easy. Something I just realized is that their vowels are blue and consonants are red- this is backwards for me lol

If I made this game, I would make it out of cardstock scrapbook paper so it would be cuter on the backside.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dollar Tree Tuesday's

So while I was searching at Target's Dollar Spot, I came across these critters:

I plan to use them for grater than or less than activities when I shine numbers on the board.

I honestly don't know what their purpose is- I think hot pad replacements maybe?

Monday, July 11, 2011


This week's chapter of Debbie Diller's book is all about Measurement.

Here are a bunch of non-standard sheets that are perfect for this:

Balloons- circus theme

Knights and Dragons for your fairy tales units

Doggy Bones- pets theme

Goldfish- ocean, sea, or pets units

Flags- perfect for flag day or 4th of July

Frogs- my favorite!

Fire Bears- perfect for Fire Safety

Candy- perfect for oh anytime you aren't hungry or after Easter or Halloween

Gingerbread and Gumdrops for your gingerbread units

Beakers- when you are feeling scientific

Frog Hops- my second favorite!

Fireworks- use around the 4th of July, Canada day, Chinese New Year, or to ring in the new year.

Bolts- great for construction theme

Dust Bunnies- either around spring, Easter, or Mother's day (for the help she needs!)

Bunny Rabbits- would fit in a spring unit

School Bus- great for the beginning of the school year

Clouds- for your weather unit

Carrots- delicious for a spring unit

Carrot tops- another good one for a spring unit

Film- for the movie star in all of us!

Band-aids- for an all about me unit

Cannonballs- would totally fit in the pirate theme

Baby Chicks and Ducks for your oviparous unit

Cupid's Arrow- use near valentine's day

Dice- works well around the 50th day of school for the 50's era

Elephants double and Elephants work well for a zoo unit or circus unit

Space Shuttle Launch

On Friday during summer school, I along with my 5th and 6th graders watched the last shuttle launch.  Thanks to for showing me the wonderful link.  I had no idea that it was the day for the launch.  Facebook isn't always bad :)

Here was the count down clock:
 Here is the launch as it was happening.
I told my students that some day someone was going to ask them where they were when the last shuttle launched.  I am glad that we were apart of history.  Can you guess what our writing topic will be on Monday? :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ocean Swimming

During our ocean unit, we used this chart. The other R wrote it. 
 I think know she loves making charts lol
The chart is actually a song Alloutte 
 There were these cards:
 Then I hung them on the chart with a paper clip.
When we finished with the ocean creatures, we picked the children's names :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Check out

First Grade Brain is having a giveaway.

My hope is the grand prize of course, but if you win, 
I hope that you let me use those awesome dice!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

10 Things about me

10. I love the color purple!  From where I am sitting now here are the things that I can see that are purple:
 my iPhone case, towels, pens, paperclips, a blanket. scrapbooks, wedding flowers, Wii remote covers walls,  lantern light... lol

9. I collect frogs. Frog figures, frog socks, picture frames, stuffed animals, blanket, pens, pencils, and my pensive. I even have a frog bride and groom. Well again, this is what I can see lol

8. I love to sing.  I sing everything.  I sing in the classroom and at church for weddings and funerals.

7. I collect pens and pencils lol

6. I love to take photos and scrapbook.  I need a new camera- any suggestions???

5. I really like doing crafts.

4. I love to cook and bake, just like my gramma. She will be 91 this August! We have dinner with her almost every Wednesday.  It is my photo of the day! See #6

3. I love my Black Lab CJ. CJ stands for Caroline Jennifer.  CJ believes that our pool is hers and hers alone!

2. Tank the biggest 140 pound baby.  He is a Rottweiler. I know there are people that are afraid of them, but he is just big and scary looking. :)

1. I love teaching and can't see myself doing anything else :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!!!!!!!!

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Well have no idea how to make the number generator cute lol
But who cares about how cute it looks anyways lol  I am happy to announce that

Beth said...

I follow your blog! Thank you :-) I found out about this because your post was on my blog roll!
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Congrats Beth!
I just emailed you the file :)