Another Fairytale FREEBIE!

We used this double-bubble to compare two different versions of Hansel and Gretel...one by Adrienne Adams and the other by James Marshall. This is a common core aligned activity. You can click the picture to print for FREE!


Our Winter Program

We were SO excited when we heard that our 1st & 2nd graders were going to sing at our school Winter Program together this year. (usually 2nd and 3rd graders perform at this program) So we practiced and practiced and practiced some more! Then we rehearsed for 2 hours the day before at 12:30 in the aftersoon...yes in the afternoon, with 15 classes of 1st and 2nd graders. They were singing about Santa Clause and asking "How many days until Christmas", every 5 minutes. (precious bouncing bundles of joy) We weren't really sure how it was going to turn out...but when the program started, our kiddos sang like angels. It was absolutely beautiful!!! Everyone in our school, complimented us. Some of our upper grade classes even made us a compliment poster and posted it in our hall.
We are so proud of our class!!!

Fairytale Fun

Jack And The Beanstalk

After reading Jack and the Beanstalk, our students completed a writing frame and made "Jack" characters using construction paper. They wrote about who they would like to meet when they climbed their beanstalk and what they would do together. 

Jack and the Beanstalk: Flow Map FREEBIE!



TPT Cyber Sale...November 26th & 27th!!!

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20% off plus an additional 10% off with the TPT code: cmt12

We cannot wait to shop ourselves tomorrow!!! How exciting to get such a great deal on some of things that have been hanging around on our wish list.
 
 
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Liebster Award...Oh Happy Day!!!

We have been nominated for the Liebster Award!!! This award helps bloggers find new blogs that have less than 200 followers. We are thrilled and honored. THANK YOU to Teach With Laughter for the nomination. We HEART you!!!

Here are the rules:
1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post.
5. You cannot "tag back" the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you and see who you nominate.

Here are the answers to the questions from our nominator: (Teach With Laughter)
1. We have both always wanted to be teachers...for as long as we can remember.
2. We started blogging last year.
3. Our favorite word work activities are the games that we create!
4. Our favorite television shows are Modern Family and The Voice.
5. Our favorite author is Eric Carle.
6. Our favorite children's books are Pete The Cat books right now bc our students are so in love with them.
7. Our favorite food is MEXICAN:-)
8. Boots are at the top of our Christmas lists.
9. We both have dogs...Missy (yellow lab) & Cash (beagle)
10. Our favorite childhood memories are school memories...the smell of the crayon melter, learning to read & write...we both LOVED school SO much!!!
11. Our favorite part of the teaching day is reading groups. We love listening and watching our kiddos fall in love with reading!!!

Here are the 11 random things about ourselves:
1. We have been team-teaching 1st and 2nd graders together for 14 years!
2. We both have 2 smart, kind, and beautiful children...we are blessed.
3. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to craft!
4. Even though we are with each other ALL Day, EVERY Day, we call each other 3-5 times a day.
5. We had our room painted 2 weeks ago. It took over 4 hours to move everything to the middle of the room. And 4+ hours to put everything back. BUT we were so thankful that we were painted during intersession so we didn't have to move our 48 little darlins' out to a trailer for 4 days.
6. We have been selling our products for about 9 years. It all started with painting and shipping "Read the Room" buckets all over the country.
7. We also used to drive around for hours, searching for little items to use for sorting pieces in our games we sold...we were CRAZY!!!
8. We are both addicted to Pinterest...who isn't?
9. We often say the same things, at the same time...weird!!!
10. We are both VERY scared of mice...EEK!!!
11. We just bought 94 Christmas gifts for our kiddos, 2 gifts for each student. Many of them will only get these gifts for Christmas. They will open 1 and save 1 for Christmas Day. We are SO, SO thankful for our adopter that has made this possible for the 2nd year in a row!

Here are our 11 questions for the blogs we are nominating:
1. How long have you been teaching?
2. How long have you been blogging?
3. What do you love to teach the most?
4. What book are you reading right now for enjoyment...not school related?
5. What is your favorite food?
6. Do you have any pets?
7. What are your hobbies?
8. Do you have your own children?
9. What grades have you taught?
10. Where was your last vacation?
11. Have you always been a teacher?

Here are the blogs we are nominating:
Lauren and Jeanine's Creative Corner
Teaching Little Apples
Look Whoo's In First
Mrs. Christy's Leaping Loopers
Hoot For First Grade
Wild About Firsties
Teaching Snip-It's
Little Miss Organized
Seriously Primary
Simply Second Grade
Pocketful Of Centers


Don't forget to leave me a link so we can learn more about you!
Happy Blogging!!!














Fun With Miss Spider!







Our students created a mural to squence Miss Spiders Story. They used sentence strips, writing frames, and hand drawn illustrations. Then they made Miss Spider using construction paper. We love how they all look different! Finally we had a TEA PARTY! We invited our 4th grade reading buddies. It was so fun!

Pumpkin Glyphs

Pumpkin Body: girl-tall   boy-short
Leaf: left-1st grader   right- 2nd grader
Eyes: favorite treats:  square- chocolate  triangle- hard candy  circle- gum
Nose: Have you been to the Pumpkin Patch?  triangle- yes   circle- no
Mouth: Do you go trick-or-treating?  smile- yes  smile with teeth- no





If I Were The Easter Bunny...






Use this writing frame to let your kids write about what they would do if they were the Easter Bunny. Click the pics to download and print for FREE at 2 Super Teachers on TPT♥♥♥

One Fish Two Fish: "sh" Word Sort

We used this word sort at our Dr. Seuss Family Night. First we read the book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Then we taught them  how to play Rhyme or Reason. Next our students and their families completed our "sh" word sort while they enjoyed eating a yummy green eggs and ham  treat (lime sherbert ice cream  with whip cream  around the edge and a strawberry wafer cookie)! At the end of the evening we had a Dr. Seuss book give away...every child took home a book. We had a Seusstactic Night!




More fun with Dr. Seuss!

Our students created silly characters "Dr. Seuss Style" by piggybacking There's A Wocket In My Pocket. They also  made flapbooks associating colors with feelings, after reading My Many Colored Days






Dear Cat in the Hat...






Last Friday, we read Cat in the Hat while celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday. Then had a discussion about how Dr. Seuss isn't Cat in the Hat...that is was a real person. We read about him and how his mother told him silly rhymes while he was growing up. His mother's rhymes inspried him and this is what lead him into becoming the famous author he is today. Our students completed a writing frame that was in letter form to "Cat in the Hat". We brainstormed adjectives and possible phrases that would make sense in the blanks as a whole group before beginning. When our students completed their letters, they used construction paper to create their own Cat in the Hat characters. We had a great day celebrating this wonderful author! Click this link to print our writing frame for FREE! Dear Cat in the Hat~

President's Day




Our class made presidents using photos of their faces. They cut construciton paper to create the body and the flags. Then they completed a writing frame about what they would do if they were a president.

Valentine Bear Glyph


Today we made Valentine Bear Glyphs with our class. Everyone started by making a red heart with construction paper. They used this heart for the head by turning it upside down. Then they glued it to a red circle for the body. Next everyone made red paws and ears. They all added pink hearts to the paws and ears. Then they made a pink tummy. Finally they created the face by using the glyph questions. After our bears dried, we sorted them into different groups using our glyph chart: girls/boys, hard candy/chocolate, favorite color red?, best friend in our class or school?

Rebus Valentines

Our class had SO much fun making Valentines to send home using these rebus pictures we printed for them. You can do this activity whole group or put it out at centers. Happy Valentine's Day♥♥♥


Click this link to download and print our rebus pictures. Valentine Rebus Pictures