Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday (Plus Tuesday) Sale on TPT!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  I enjoyed the time off and being able to get together with my family.  I'm sad to see it come to an end but there's only 20 more school days until Christmas break!    I'm excited to share I will be participating in the Cyber Monday sale on TPT!  My whole store will be 20% off and you can get an extra 10% off if you use the code CMT12 at checkout!  It's time to move those items from your wish list into your cart!  I have two new units posted just in time for the sale!  You can check them out by clicking the images below.

I'm hoping to have my winter centers unit posted soon.  There are also some fairy tale units in the works so keep checking back for updates!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Oh My Gobble!

Is it really the week of Thanksgiving!?  This month has flown by!  Here are some of the fun turkey-themed activities we've been working on this week.

The kids are sorting the cards by the number of syllables during Work on Words.  They then sort the pictures in their flip book.  I didn't snap any pictures of that but it looks like this...

In this game students are working to be able to identify which set has more/less.  They choose a set of cards, either pilgrims or Indians and their partner uses the other.  They each turn over a card and create that set on their mat.  They will show their number as well as their partner's number using snap cubes.  One of the students then spins a spinner.  If it lands on more, the person who had the larger number keeps the cards.  If it lands on less, the person with the smallest number keeps the cards.  The person with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

Students practice adding fluently within 5 in this game.  Each student gets 5 turkeys, a sorting mat and a recording sheet.  They place the turkeys, however they like, in either the barn or the hay.  They then record their number sentence on their recording sheet.

Students practice instant recognition of dice configurations while playing playing Roll a Turkey.  Their turkeys have all turned out super cute and very different....I love that!

Students work on number recognition while playing Roll and Cover Up.

After reading The Legend of the Bluebonnet, students wrote about things that they would sacrifice just like the girl in the story sacrificed her doll.

I would sacrifice my DS.

I would sacrifice my iPod.

All of these activities can be found in my Thanksgiving pack on TPT.  Click on the image below to check it out!

We only have 2 days this week!  I am so ready for a break and  to be able to spend time with my family.  What are your plans for Thanksgiving??

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Let's Talk Turkey...

I absolutely love this time of year.  The weather, the food (especially turkey and mashed potatoes), spending time with family and of course COLLEGE FOOTBALL!  So proud of my Aggies for defeating top-ranked Alabama on Saturday!  Whoop!  And yes I did take my 19-month-old to meet the team as they arrived back from Tuscaloosa last night at 10:30.  You can never start too early right?  Ok back to the classroom....

I posted my Thanksgiving unit on TPT!  My camera is packed and ready for school so I don't forget to take pictures of all the holiday fun we are going to be having this week.  We also have our field trip to Dewberry Farm on Wednesday so this should be an exciting week of learning for the kids....and teachers!   Check back mid-week to see some of these Thanksgiving activities in action.  You can check out the packet by clicking the image below!

P.S.  I also discovered this week that one of my fonts had not been embedded properly in any of my files.  If you've purchased something in the past, make sure to go to your My Purchases folder and re-download the corrected file.  Thanks!