Friday, November 22, 2013

Five for Friday Thanksgiving Throwback Freebie

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One:  I'm slightly obsessed with this. I really could eat 2 bags in a row, but I ration myself one bag a day. (We bought a box of 24 at Cosco).
Two:  I had to paint feet in college once during my supervisor's observation. Love this though!  http://www.petersonstories.blogspot.com/2011/11/thankful.html
LJUSA LED flashlight, hand-powered IKEA No batteries needed. Powered by a capacitor, which stores electrical charge.
 Three: Between the power outages this week and my little one afraid of the dark every night(even surrounded by a nightlight, a gloworm and a musical starfish), I had to find something he could use.  Who knew how hot regular flashlights were after 20 minutes?!   Thank you Ikea!   http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30190857/



Four:  Go here and read her Holiday Disaster post...sooo funny.
http://sunnydaysinsecondgrade.blogspot.com/
(I don't think I have a Thanksgiving disaster story...we are notorious for taking a mini-vacation during the Thanksgiving weekend.)

Five: Go {Here} for my most favorite Thanksgiving freebie! Definitely printing this today for next week!

Happy Thanksgiving!




Friday, November 15, 2013

Five for Friday and Thanksgiving Freebie part 2

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1. I had a major flashback when I took my son to preschool and saw this. We used to have this in my kindergarten class...again, that was the 70's!

Melted Snowman Cookies
 2. Aren't these the cutest! I have seen different versions and finally tracked this recipe down.
Here is the source: 


 3. Need a FREE template for your parent newsletters? Check out this edit-in-word freebie! I found out a lot of teachers in my building are using it! Super easy!



4. We made paper bag teepees. Aren't they the cutest!

5. Another Thanksgiving Freebie!  go {Here}.

Saturday is the last day to join the giveaway!
(If you are a follower of this blog or my TPT store, that will give you an entry already!)





Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thanksgiving Centers

Here are some of our centers this week and next:

 This is one of our dice centers.
Roll a die, draw the dots, write the number, then write three more! Busy!

For this spinner game, we used buttons to cover the pictures.

I love to use paperclips as the spinner. The kids are good about keeping track of them too.

Cute Counting Mat
Spinner

"Draw" means to draw the dots, then write the number next to it.

Draw the ten frame, write the number and show the tally for the number. Super fun!

Dice roll, with two dice...for those who are ready for two!
Measuring with pattern blocks...note the funny colors!




This is the teepee we measured using different blocks.



Class survey

This is a math game with 3 tongue depressors. The kids drop them and only get points for the ones which land design side up. This is lots of fun! We play in partners.


 Syllable counting

My packet includes Turkey Facts and a fun quiz.
This page is where the kids can write what they learned, for a classbook or just individually.


Pocket chart poem that we illustrate...we look for certain letters, the rhyming words, and our sight words to highlight.


This is a sample of the designs we use on our teepees and our hats.


Cute hats!

A sample of our read alouds!

If you like these activities, go {Here} for my packet. It's on sale!

For two Thanksgiving Freebies go {Here}!

I linked up with Blog Hoppin  this week for their Activity day!
Here is the link for more Activities!
http://imbloghoppin.blogspot.com/2013/11/activities-likelinky-party.html




Friday, November 8, 2013

Five for Friday: Thanksgiving Freebies

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1. I am almost done with a *New* Thanksgiving unit. I made it very similar to my Ocean Unit. Watch for it! (UPDATE! It's done and it's on sale...click {HERE}!)
I was thinking about those cute Turkey shaped cookies made with Oreos...and I couldn't remember what they looked like. So I went searching around and I found a cute turkey made on a sugar cookie.
(This is good, because these are simpler, and it's also good because we can't have peanut products at our school. Most of the ones I found are made with a mini Reese's cup.)
But then, I found this super cute cookie:
Thanksgiving Treats
source: www.yesterdayontuesday.com




I love this! It is shown with peanut butter cookies, but I could substitute a sugar cookie.
Also, I like that it is not made with only candy corn.  Mike and Ike's are way yummier.

Click {Here} for the note to send home to ask for the goodies to make this in your class!

2. I made this in color and I wasn't sure if it would copy well for my new packet.
Click {Here} for the pattern freebie!

3. On the healthy side, isn't this the cutest?
Find the photo here: http://catchmyparty.com/photos/800261

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4.  We went to the children's museum.
Remember Lite Brite?

5. Parent Teacher Conferences are this week. Need I say more?






Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Truth Monday---Becoming a Teacher

http://sunnydaysinsecondgrade.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-truth-monday-becoming-teacher.html


I'm linking up with Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade for her My Truth Monday series. (Even though it's Tuesday).
What led me to be a teacher? This is what I remember:
 Of course that was the '70's. :)


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Currently November... YUMMY

My youngest loves Mickey's Clubhouse. We watch a lot of Busytown too. I kind of like the music.
The leaves haven't really fallen here, so it is still very colorful!
Laundry...the never-ending task...
Travelling would be great. We are thinking of going somewhere this month.
Halloween decorations? I feel like I just put them out!
And OH MY!  Go here and copy this recipe!
* http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/brown-familys-favorite-pumpkin-pie/detail.aspx
This is the BEST pumpkin pie! I make it with a graham cracker crust though. It is way better than the traditional crust. It has a walnut/brown sugar topping. It's a family favorite for Thanksgiving!

Link up to the Currently fun {Here}.



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