Monday, May 18, 2015

End of the Year Poem and Craft!

  We have been working on "Our Busy Year" Poem which is about the end of the year.  We read our poem a few times and then we put the pocket chart poem cards in order.  My kiddos decided to put their bees on the chart after we used them to recite the poem.
One of my gals said,"Mrs. Beckner, the rhyming words are red."  I loved that she noticed that before I even asked them about that:)

Here are my kiddos holding up their cards, ready to put our poem in order.

Here are a couple of my guys starting to put the poem in order.  They all get so anxious to place their 
cards in the chart.

We highlighted the rhyming words in the poem.  My kiddos love the highlighters!  This is also a good time to remind the students that sometimes words that rhyme don't have the same ending letters.
Then we illustrated our poems.  You could also add a class photo or an individual photo at the bottom instead of drawing pictures.

I love how this student drew the bee "buzzing in the teacher's ear."

Then we made our bees to use to recite our poem with.

This cutey pie decided to use her bee to "buzzz in the teacher's ear!"

As you can tell, that was the favorite line of the poem.

Some of my girls decided to add props for the bees.

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We hope that you end your year with a bang! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale and Big Deal! Get a FREEBIE!

Everything in our store is 20% off plus add the code ThankaTeacher at checkout and get another 10% off:)

This economic bundle is already a big deal on Educents and is 50% off and now during the SALE y'all will get another 10% off at Checkout.  This bundle has all three of our units on Community Helpers, Goods and Services and Wants and Needs. All three have detailed daily lesson plans, books, games, no prep worksheets and our original upbeat songs that the kiddos love to sing and dance to. These songs help the students to remember economic concepts.
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One of my kiddos made this to go with the 9 cute community helper puppets that are included.

This is our 100 page plant unit which also includes a fun and catchy plant dance song, books, ELA and math activities and more! Click on the picture below to purchase.

Another popular unit we have on SALE is our 4 week Money Unit: It has coin books, games, a daily lesson plan, and no prep sheets. Click on the picture below to check it out.

We also have May Word of the Day products that will increase your student's vocabulary as well as writing skills.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Teacher Appreciation SALE

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We are so happy to be a part of TPT's Appreciation SALE! Everything in our store is on SALE May 5-7. You won't get the extra 10% from TPT on May 7, but we will still have everything on sale 20% off:)

Don't forget to sign up for our Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 TPT gift card!

We wanted to show a few of our products that y'all could use this time of the year.

Your students will learn a lot of May Vocabulary Words with this!  My students have increased their vocabulary with these activities and they have helped my kiddos with their writing each month.  We have a Brain Bounce game, cut and paste activities, and more! 

These are a few samples of my student's April writings using the April Calendar Words.

One of my little guys remembered the word "traditions" from our December Calendar Words.  It was so exciting to see him apply this word after so many months.  He asked me if he could circle it because it was a calendar word.  Some of my kiddos will actually say "That is one of our calendar words" when they see it in a book.

Here are a few May samples. I just love what this ELL student wrote using the word of the day-culture. "Culture is where you do your own thing." Y'all can see these calendar words have really helped to improve my student's writing:) 

Here my kiddos are playing this Brain Bounce game as a read around the room.  They read the question and write the answer on the recording sheet.  You can also divide them into teams to play or use the cards as a center.
This is the copy of the student calendar that comes with our Word of the Day Calendars.  My students were using them to help them with Brain Bounce.  The ELL teacher said our Word of the Day Products are really helping her ELL students with learning monthly vocabulary in a fun way.

This money bundle and Monkey Money Scoot are fun ways to teach your kids about money.   The bundle has a 4 week lesson plan and has a fun coin rap with little puzzles that have the words on it about each coin. There are also coin books, games, coin chart, sheets and more.  The Monkey Money Scoot gets your kids up and moving as they "Scoot" from desk to desk, answering questions on task cards.

                            My kiddos love using the coin books in a math center with coin manipulatives.

And finally, a great way to end your year is our Busy Year Poem and Craftivity. The kiddos love making the bee and using it to recite the poem.

This is one of my kiddos buzz.... ing in my ear:)

These are only a few of the ways you can make moments count in the classroom.  Check out our store  for our many other products, and be sure to follow our store for updates on new products.  Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings... Carl Jung

Thank you for all you do!
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