Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving F-F-Fuuun....New products...and a giveaway!

I've linked up with Reading and Writing Redhead to let everyone know what we are thankful for. Here are my 10 things that I am thankful for the most:

What are you thankful for? Leave a comment below.Wanna link up? Click {here}

What have we been up to in class?

We read the delightful book, 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving. I had the students sit in two groups and read to their peers. They all listened intently to each other. They even clapped for each other at the end. I explained their task and sent them off into groups of three. Each group grabbed an iPad and watched the story on YouTube. Their task was to create a sequencing map of the story. They were all working so hard and doing great when...... the teacher next door popped in and said she had extra materials to make butter. She wanted to know if we wanted to do it. Well of course!!! Who could pass that up? 

We had an amazing impromptu lesson complete with a hands-on how-to writing lesson. The kids did a wonderful job writing and I got an extra grade out of them before break. Win-Win all around! 
Here is how you make butter:

You need-
-baby food jar 
-heavy whipping cream

-fill jar 1/2 full with heavy whipping cream
-tightly close the lid
-shake shake and shake for 10 minutes
-open jar and pour out excess liquid
-tightly close lid
-continue to shake for 3 more minutes
-check for anymore liquid...if you have none, your butter is complete. If there is still some liquid, pour it out and shake for another 3 minutes. 
-salt to taste and ENJOY

Christmas in November Giveaway

What could be better than a marvelous giveaway??!! Easy Teaching Tools is having an amazing giveaway. Click {here} to enter for your chance to win and win BIG! 

Speaking of Christmas in November....
Have  you checked out my latest Christmas products?
I've created a math packet (geared for kindergarten and first grade) AND an ELA packet. My ELA packet is to the story Snowmen at Christmas. 

Click {here} to get to my store

Monday, November 25, 2013

Life Over C's

Want a chance to win some UHHH-MAZING products? How about some CHA-CHING to TPT? Head on over to Kim's wonderful blog: Life Over C's

1 lucky winner will receive: $25 TpT Gift Certificate
$25 of products of your choice from Life Over C's 23 more great resources!
 1 runner up will receive: $10 TpT Gift Certificate
$10 of products of your choice from Life Over C's
The giveaway will end at 12am EST Saturday and the winner will be announced Sunday afternoon (U.S. time). in time for the winner to use the gift certificates in the Cyber Monday sale.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Boy, oh Boy am I glad this week is over! I'm sure many of you can agree. There was SOOOOO much going on this week. How many of you need an extra day to catch up? *Hand raised over here* 

Here is a peek of what we did this week. 

Vehicle Day

Our school had vehicle day. I LOVED this activity. The kids loved it more. We had many volunteers from our county stop by to educate our little ones. I had my kiddos take notes for each vehicle. We created an art piece and a writing piece when we went back to the classroom. 

Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere....

Who had a BLAST with pumpkins this week? I know we did! 

Measuring, weighing, graphing, OH MY! 


We started multiplication this week. We just dabbled into it (there was so much going on). To help my kiddos understand multiplication, and have some fun, I created a Monster Multiplication Pack. Filled with centers and games.Check it out {here}.

Of course there is a freebie included in this pack. Head on over to my store to check it out!