March 31, 2015

Bunny Measurement {Measurement Freebie}

Happy, Spring!
It's time to get back into the swing of things on here.

In math, we have been hard at working learning to measure with inches and centimeters.  Measuring is not something that I have *loved* teaching.  I know many of you feel differently.  I decided this year was the year I started to enjoy it.  And so far, so good!

Yesterday, we had a little "down time" before the bell.  I decided it was a great time to put in a little bunny directed drawing by First Grade Blue Skies.She is *officially* the directed drawing guru.  If you haven't incorporated directed drawing into your classroom, I strongly suggest you do!

Before we started, I showed the examples that are provided in the download by First Grade Blue Skies.  This was a great way to discuss the differences and uniqueness in each.  I let them know before hand that this wouldn't be just a directed drawing activity, but we would be measuring our cute, 'lil bunnies.

Want to do a little bunny directed drawing 
with measurement in your classroom?
Grab the sheet here.

January 7, 2015

The Crayon Box That Talked Update {Freebies: MLK, JR.}

I used my "cold" day off from school today to update a few freebies.  
Let me first apologize for how awful they were the first round.  
Oh.My.Gosh.  #forreal #whatwasithinking
The posts here, here, and here get pinned so often and I cringe every.dang.time.
{I'm pretty sure I'll be deleting these 2012 posts very soon!}
And let's not even talk about the pictures. #seriouslypeare  
But, just in case you do want to use the activities, here you go!
Updated & ready to go!

One of my favorite books to read to discuss 
how we are all special and unique is "The Crayon Box That Talked." 
This book is such a great way to help our kiddos 
learn to appreciate how we are all different, unique, and special!
This is a picture from my 2012 post.  {Cringe!}
I really have no idea what I had students write, it was sooo long ago!
But I am pretty sure it had to do with what if we were only one color, etc.
One year, we also decorated our own personal crayons
and wrote how special we are.
If you need a crayon pattern, I found this great one
 by The Teacher's Wife on Bloghoppin!
I also like to incorporate dreams into our MLK, JR leanring!
The big rainbow is a class collaboration project.
We each wrote a dream on a strip of paper, sat in a circle, and shared!
I've also used this idea as an individual activity,
using a cloud + rainbow strips.

January 1, 2015

This is your YEAR! {Giveaway!}

 My girls over at Owl-Ways Be Inspired are having a lil' giveaway fun!
Head on over there to enter to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.
My UPS man may hate my obsession with Amazon, 
but you can not beat 2 day shipping with prime.
Not only could you win the gift card to Amazon, but many of us are giving away something special on our personal blog!  Start the year off right with a new set of Mr. Sketch Markers, Paper Mate Flair Pens, and a set of 144 Valentine Pencils!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure you head over to Owls to enter the $100 gift card
and many other giveaways!

December 31, 2014

Cheers! New Year Sale!

Happy New Year's Eve!
Stopping in real quick to let you know 
about a little sale going on in both of my stores!
Start the new year off right with anything you may need.
Both stores are on sale for Dec. 31st & Jan. 1st!
Just click the images below to head there!
Stop back tomorrow for a little surprise!

December 29, 2014

Top 10 Insta Pics of 2014 {Linky Party}

Happy, Monday!
Today I'll be linking up with Teachery Tidbits for a 
fun Instagram linky party.
Let's be honest, I have no motivation to do any work!
So this will seem like I am actually working:)
I made the Ecard above on the first Saturday of break.
I had no idea it would go crazy viral!
Funny thing is, I didn't get to do either of those things that day!

If you don't follow me on instagram yet, 
head on over and click follow!