Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Mood Lifter #11

Welcome to another Monday, teachers!  Here is your inspiration for the day:

 "Don't follow your dreams; chase them." - Richard Dumb

Tell us about a time you encouraged a child to chase his or her dream.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

BIG SPRING CLEANING SALE

So, our FUN FRIDAY is a BIG SALE for Spring Cleaning.  It is a great time to get those fun new spring games and products for your kiddos.  We know how active they get as the warm weather hits so grab some fun scoot games for them to play as they learn their facts.  It will keep them moving in a productive way:)  Look for this sign from lots of great stores that are also having sales.










http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scoot-Hoppy-Spring-Addition-11-20-1180423

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scoot-Hoppy-Spring-Subtraction-11-20-1180444


You can get all 4 games in one for a discounted price.


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scoot-Bundle-Hoppy-Spring-1181936

We hope ya'll will find some great products for spring and please join us next Friday for a FUN activity from the Moments that Count in the Classroom.
Have a great Weekend!!




Monday, March 24, 2014

MARCH MADNESS SALE

We hope you will follow our store if you like our products.  Thanks!!:)
Here is a great Brain Bounce Game on March vocabulary:Just a $1.00  



We also have a fun Quality Quest game with March vocabulary words.





Come get all of our March activities and games as well as March Scoot games for a $1.00.







Here is the April Brain Bounce Game:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Word-of-the-Day-April-Brain-Bounce-Game-1160098

You can pick up these and all of our April Word of the Day games and activities as well as all of our products for 20%:)


Monday Mood Lifter #10

Here is your inspiration for the week.  Hopefully it puts you in a positive place!

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." -- Goethe

This is a difficult path to follow sometimes.  Tell us about a challenge you faced with positivity and optimism.

Friday, March 21, 2014

FUN FRIDAY ACTIVITY: A Science Experiment

We worked on a science project this week.  You start with a boiled egg.





And a clear jar




And some vinegar





Submerge your boiled egg in vinegar.  And watch and record what happens for 5 days.

These students were drawing what they saw.
They thought it was pretty neat to see the bubbles all over the egg.



This guy was pointing at all the bubbles on the second day.

Checking the egg at all angles


This was the fourth day when we noticed the shell disintegrating


On the fifth day we pulled the egg out of the jar and washed it off.  The shell was completely gone and the egg felt rubbery.  The kiddos thought that was great!





Then we put our own science board together.


We made a graph of how much of the eggshell was disintegrating each day.



This was an easy and fun science experiment to do.  This was a good way to get my little guys ready to do their own projects when they are in third grade.

Hope ya'll enjoyed this FUN FRIDAY ACTIVITY!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

4 week coin unit with books

These are books from our coin unit.  We also have some fun print and go sheets with our mascot, Quentin the Quality Penguin, games, a coin puzzle,and a coin song.  There is also a coin chart that our kiddos found helpful.
There is also a lesson plan that lasts for 4 weeks.




A few more sheets from the bundle.






Friday, March 14, 2014

Fun Friday: Maps plus a free song:)

We read this book to start our unit on Maps.  It is a great book to introduce maps.



Then we sang our Maps and Globes song.  My kiddos love singing this as they are being introduced to Maps and Globes.  We are offering this as a Freebie today and tomorrow for Fun Friday:)



Several of my kiddos broke into song as they were working on their maps and one little girl said 'I just have that song stuck in my brain." It has a catchy tune.






Then we worked on classroom mats.  I let my students work together on these and I loved watching and listening to the conversations they had about where to place items based on the North, South, West and East side of the room.


This  little guy was saying "This 
is the north side of the room." 




She was saying that Quentin our Quality Penguin sits on the north side of the room.  I love how my kiddos included Quentin in their maps.  They just love him!


Hard to see, but he's working on his legend.




Working hard on their maps.






Sorry I don't have pictures of the completed maps, but we have to finish them on Monday:)
I will post some on Monday, if we don't get snow.

We hope you enjoyed our Fun Friday activity on maps.
Thanks for stopping by!  Please comment anytime on things that you do that would enhance these lessons.









Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Creative With Pattern Blocks!

So, one of my kiddos used the pattern blocks and made the Cat in the Hat.  



Then another student decided to add Thing 1 and Thing 2.


Then we needed Nick and Sally






And of course, we couldn't forget the fish in the bowl.

It is amazing what your students will create when given the chance!



Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Mood Lifter #8

Happy Monday Teacher Friends!


How do you get your kiddos to work together?