Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Awesome Adjectives! {Freebie}

I'm just lovin' this adjective activity! They are just too funny!

I saw this idea on Pinterest {of course!}& couldn't wait to try it with my firsties. Laurie from First Grade Lyon's Den posted some super-cute pics of her students' work-just click HERE to check out her post. Thanks so much for the inspiration Laurie! This is a really easy peasy activity to prepare since most of the work is done by the students. Just give them a piece of plain white paper &  let them draw themselves. {I did have to give a little direction on the size-some of them wanted to draw very teeny tiny pictures!} They cut out their pictures & then glued them onto a piece of construction paper. I also made up little frames for them to write their names in & cut small pieces of white paper for the adjectives. If you would like a copy of the name frames & this title sign below, just click on the pic!
 Tomorrow is our 100th day, so I'm gearing up for a super-fun day {we are all dressing like 100 year olds!} I'll be sure to post pic our our day!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Check out this HUGE Giveaway!

Click the pic to head over to Kyp's giveaway!
Hey everyone! I want to give a big shout out to my sweet friend Kyp over at Mrs. McLaren's Little Super Heroes...she is celebrating her 1 year anniversary with TpT! Woo Hoo!!! ...and she is hosting a HUGE giveaway! Be sure to head on over and check out all the goodies!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

I "MUSTACHE" You A Question!

Hey y'all! Look what I found in the Target Dollar Spot...
Are these not the funnest things ever?!? And just a dollar! I knew when I saw these fuzzy lil things that I would really be able to catch my firsties attention! Now to decide....what should I do with them???

Click on the pic to check out this mini-unit!
I "mustache" you a question...
Do your kiddos need a little extra practice with asking and telling sentences? Well, my firsties still get a lil confused with the whole asking/telling sentence thing at times. So these fuzzy lil helpers are exactly what I needed to create some writing fun! And if you can't find those in the dollar spot at Target anymore, you should be able to find them at Wal-Mart, Oriental Trading or any party store. Don't want to mess with finding them at a store....no worries! Just use the pattern included in this packet to copy an entire sheet of mustaches onto black paper. Another fun {and easy} way to make a mustache is to draw one on the student's index finger and then they hold it under their nose-sooo silly! Then grab your camera & WAH*LAH! You are ready for some super sentence-writing fun! We got started with an ANCHOR CHART...

I also listed some of the words that an ASKING SENTENCE begins with. Last year I made this little chart for a handy lil reference for the kiddos. Click on the pic below to link to that FREEBIE!

Okay! Now let's check out this super-silly writing activity. The kiddos really love the idea of being able to write a question and then having someone else answer it. Of course, we had to give lots of examples of questions AND how to answer with a complete sentence. {Many of them want to just ask a "yes or no" question.} This would even be a great activity to connect to a science or social studies unit!

Be sure to visit my TpT shop or Teachers Notebook shop to preview the other sentence writing activities included in my "I MUSTACHE YOU A QUESTION" mini-unit!
Hope you have some super-silly learning fun!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Happy New Year! I want to give a great big shout out to all you super sweet bloggin' friends out there! I feel so blessed to have connected with so many wonderful WONDERFUL people this past year-y'all are AWESOME!!! So to celebrate the new year I'm throwing a sale in my lil TpT & Teacher's Notebook shops. Sale runs now thru Wednesday January 2nd!

I have really enjoyed my holiday break-lots of family & friends! It just doesn't get any better than that! I'll be returning to school on Thursday & have lots of fun centers & activities ready for my group of firsties. Click on the pics below to check out some of my winter units...

And click the pic below to grab a copy of "Snow Much Fun Playdough Center"! Happy 2013-hope you enjoy the FREEBIE!