Sunday, February 24, 2013

Love Your Teeth

Well, February has almost come and gone and I am just beginning to talk about Dental Health with my Littles!  We began school early this year because we are moving into a BRAND NEW:} building this, we got to celebrate the 100th Day of School early.  Therefore, my Dental Health unit got pushed back to when we normally celebrate the 100th Day of School.  Did you follow all that?  Oh well, pish-posh, no biggie!  Anyway, every year when I go to teach about healthy habits to my Littles, I try to integrate this theme naturally into my reading and math lessons as well.  Every year I tell myself: "Be prepared...", "Search for hands-on activities..." and "Plan well in advance!"  Well, every year I find myself scrambling to find appropriate activities-at the last minute, of course!  Not this year!  (Maybe pushing this theme back a few extra weeks was beneficial!)  I was able to create a couple of activities for my Littles that are Dental Health themed, but with reading and math skills!  I just {heart} it when things work out!  Click on the picture that will bring you to my TPT Store for the Dental Health CVC activity and the Tooth Fairy Race to 100 Game that I created. But wait, scroll down to find your differen Roll & Cover FREEBIE!  AND.....Don't forget to show the love and follow me and/or leave a comment! 
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Tooth Fairy Race to 100!
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Sunday, February 10, 2013's Cold!'s cold here in MN!  We are having a good old fashioned BLIZZARD! However, I am nice and cozy sitting in front of the fireplace with my puppy cuddled up on my lap and my laptop warming up my legs.  The kids are outside playing in the snow and the husband is shoveling.  (P.S. I do feel a little guilty for not helping him, but I figure if he is going to do it- I don't want to get in his way! :)  I am feeling quite creative today and so naturally I figured that I would do some creating. 
I shouldn't be thinking about St. Patrick's Day already, especially on a day like today!  Last week I noticed that a few of my kids were still having a difficult time making connections with beginning sounds.  So here is an activity that can be differentiated to fit the needs of various levels. 

I made it so the kids could match beginning sound pictures with uppercase letters.  However, it could also be used as a Write-the-Room activity if you used just the beginning sound pictures.  All you need to do is hang the pictures around the room, give the kids a clipboard, pencil and the accountability page and they should be good to go!  They walk around the room looking for the beginning sound pictures and write the letter beside the picture on their own accountability sheets! For those kiddos that are secure with beginning sounds, you could have them write the word of each picture they find.  So, click here and head on over to my TPT store to get your own copy.  Happy Sound Hunting!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

St. Paddy's Day FREEBIE

St. Patrick's Day Measurement
Welcome Friends, I have been so excited by the amount of visitors to my little blog.  It is fun to watch the statistics and view the comments that people post.  I really appreciate all your kind and encouraging words, thank you so much!  Please feel free to follow me by clicking on the button to the right.  After you follow my blog, click on the above picture to get your next FREEBIE!  Enjoy!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Freebie Friday!

Well, hello there! If you are here, chances are that you would like a FREEBIE!?!? Let me be the first to officially welcome you, you are among some of the first sets of eyes viewing my new little blog! I am fairly new to this side of the blogging world and have been inspired by so many fellow teachers out there. I can't tell you how how excited I get when I see some of my favorite bloggers posting new activities, ideas, stations, etc. That IS what education is about... Teachers-HELPING-Teachers. After all, it does take a village to raise a child! So, with that being said, I hope you come back and visit often.  Feel free to follow me and enjoy your new FREEBIE!
Valentine's Day Measurement
Math Station

Valentine's Day Place Value
Math Station

Valentine's Day Telling Time
Math Station