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Valentine's Day Fun!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Holiday weeks are always fun....but crazy!  My little firsties LOVE party days and today was no exception!

We hopped right into the fun decorating our little party bags for our valentine cards!  I just picked up the bags at Michaels and it was super easy!  AND it was so easy for them to carry home!  They turned out really cute!!



We also created an adorable little monkey craft....What do we go BANANAS for??

This little guy went BANANAS for monster trucks, ipods, video games, and candy!  So cute!

You can get your free copy of this template by clicking (HERE)

We also finished up our place value this week with some candy hearts and comparing numbers!  One of my team teachers came up with this cute idea!  We are doing numbers up to 99....but of course could not glue on that many hearts...so we stayed under 20!




My little (not so little) guy really got to enjoy this Valentine's day!  He just turned 4 and really "gets it!" now!   He chose to sign himself up to bring popcorn for his class party....and we of course had to jazz it up!  



We popped all the bags and divided them into their own little Valentine bags (snacking on LOTS of popcorn in between bags!) and he was so proud! I just had to share this picture of him!!  (sorry for the clarity....courtesy of my phone!)

The popcorn was just for the party snack....he still needed his valentines for all of his friends!  
So...what better way that crayons!!  I found this adorable idea and made some quick little hearts to attach with ribbon!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day for "CRAYON out loud!"


We of course had to dump out EVERYTHING that I received at school and what he received tonight!  Lot's of cute little cards, chocolate, stuffed animals, roses, and did I already say chocolate?!

Hope you all had a FANTASTIC valentines day!!


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100th Day Fun!!



WOW!!  Can you believe 100 days have already gone by?!  We celebrated our 100th day today....and the day was filled with FUN activities all.day.long!

We couldn't start the day without our 100th day hats!  This kicked off our day and the students looked adorable wearing their hats throughout the day completing their activities!



We then completed many activities from my 100th Day Unit....

We flipped coins 100 times, we had 100 chart races, we completed creative writing (If we had $100, If we could have 100 of anything....)
We drew our self-portraits of ourselves at 100 years old.... (these were darling!)
We filled in 100's charts, we measured out various measurements of 100 (100 feet, 100 inches)
We read 100 words, we wrote 100 words....

Each student took home a baggie the night before asking to bring in 100 of the same item!  They then had to write 3 clues about their objects.  This kicked off a great lesson on inferring and predicting! Students came up one at a time and read us their clues!  Some students brought in some *interesting* items!


Can you guess what item this students brought?  ........ TOOTHPICKS!

Students brought beads, pennies, noodles, staples, cheese balls, popcorn, rice, playing cards, marshmallows, and rocks!

One of the last activities we did of the day....was by far the favorite of the day!

We used a FREEBIE activity from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station...... My 100th Day Snack!  (Food makes anyone happy!)

Students had 10 different snacks with 10 pieces each!  They counted out and created a 100 piece snack! Yum!


Can you say DELICIOUS?!

The 100th day always goes by so fast! There are SO many activities, that we never accomplish all of them!

The 100th day also brings out our fun dress-up side!  We dress like we are 100 years old!  My-oh-My.... this was interesting!  It was a day for slippers, knee-highs, night-gown, and chains on my glasses!  Definitely a FUN day!

I hope your 100th day was just as much fun as ours!

If you still haven't had your 100th day....or you are ready to stock up for next year, check out my 100th day packet!



Have a great rest of the week!!

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It's a SUPER sale!!


It's time to get your SHOP on!

Sunday is the BIG day.....for football and SHOPPING!!

Teachers pay Teachers is hosting their SUPER SALE..... and many great sellers are putting their store on sale.....

Hop on over to my TpT store on Sunday for 20% off EVERYTHING!

Enter code: SUPER at checkout....for a total of 28% off your entire purchase! 


I will definitely be watching the game (I actually DO love football!) But.... I will also be getting my shop on during commercials!!

Happy Shopping!!!


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Bossy R Fun!



Hello Sweet Friends!

(and happy Groundhog Day!)
My new little blog is feeling so neglected right now!  By the end of each night....I am just wiped out!  (I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling like this....right?!)  I tell myself to get on here and post all.the.time, but sleep always wins!

This past week, we have been having some SERIOUS fun with r-controlled vowels!  From pirate ARRR and pARking cARs to PopcORn fun, my kiddos really get the r-controlled patterns and are reading these words like champs!

We started off with /ar/ and my kiddos became little drivers!  They had to select a cAR and determine if it would be into a pARking lot or if it had to be towed (a word without the /ar/ sound!)



Then we ventured into the /or/ sound!  We brainstormed all of our /or/ words using popcORn! 


My little firsties came up with some great /or/ words!  They each got to make their own little popcORN craft and share their /or/ words! 

You can click on the picture above for your own template to make your own popcORn craft!
OR by clicking {HERE

We also completed lots of independent activities from my new R-Controlled vowel pack...


The next few weeks will be jam-packed with fun too!  We will be writing letters, writing how-to papers, and diving head-first into February activities!!

Have a great weekend!


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