Friday, April 1, 2011

Mystery Words Center

Look at the cuties I picked up at The Dollar Tree!!! Can you tell I shop there frequently?!?! They have the best holiday themed stuff for centers. I used these fantastic chick and carrot eggs to store letter tiles for my "Bunny's Mystery Words" center. I put letters in each egg that my kiddos have to unscramble to reveal the Easter/spring themed mystery word. Fun stuff!!!! I made the letter tiles in the pictures, but you could always use your own tiles as long as they are small enough. If you want to have the letter tiles shown in the pictures,you can swing by my TpT store and pick them up in my Hippity Hoppity Center Packet. It is 1 out of the 10 bunny themed centers in the packet!!

Happy Weekend to YOU!!!

And the winner is......

If you did not win, you can still go pick up my math and literacy packets at my TpT store---->HERE!!! Thanks again everyone for all of your sweet comments!!! This was SO MUCH fun!! I'm counting down the days until my 200 follower celebration!!!

Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Last Day for Giveaway!!!

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway. If you haven't entered, check it out HERE!!! The contest ends at 9am EST tomorrow morning!!! Can't wait to announce the winner!!!

Thanks to everyone who has posted comments and/or visited my blog!!! I am so excited that I'm getting very close to 200 know what that means...another giveaway in the near future!! YAY!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1st Grade Chicks and Bunny Shakers

Interesting title, huh?!?! I'll explain.....

We have new 1st grade friends on our hall!!! My team member had a parent bring in an incubator full of eggs and look at the preciousness that hatched out of them!!! This is the first one that hatched on Monday & two more hatched today!!! So much fun...they are TOO cute!!! I'm in L.O.V.E....seriously!!!

Now onto the "Bunny Shakers"!!! Aren't these so sweet!?!?! I saw them at the Dollar Tree and immediately thought "DICE SHAKERS"!!! YAY!!! I love a good ole' day at the Dollar Tree. I can't wait to use them with my Spring and Hippity Hoppity Math and Literacy Centers!!! It's worth checking out your nearby $Tree to see if they are available!!!

I made an addition and subtraction recording sheet to go along with these adorable bunny shakers. Students make addition and/or subtraction number sentences with the numbers on the dice. Click on the pictures to download them!!!

Don't forget to participate in my giveway celebration!!! If I reach 200 followers by Friday, I'm going to give 2 lucky followers (instead of 1) the center packets!!! Please post about it on your blog to send others this way!!! Thanks for spreading the word!!!

Hope you're having a fabulous evening!!! Tomorrow is my last day before SPRING BREAK!!! To make it an even better day, it's also my son's 2nd birthday!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Buggies and Birdies Center Fun

This week's centers are full of birds, bugs, and butterflies from my Birds, Bugs, and Butterflies Math and Literacy Center Packet!! My kiddos are LOVING them!!! YAY!! Here are some of the things we've been doing together!

Ants & Antonyms- My sweeties matched the antonym ants in this center!

Base Tens Birdies- In this center, the students matched the base ten birds to the birdhouse with the correct number. This was a great review for them!!

Money Birds- The kiddos counted the coin combinations on the cards and matched them to the correct amount of money.

Ladybug Number Toss - The kids absolutely can't get enough of these number toss boards. They loved this fun ladybug!! They used little insect erasers as counters!!

Bugged Out Compound Words- In this literacy center, my firsties made compound words!! I could really see who understood compound words and who...didn't...for example, the child that enthusiastically told me that he found "footbox" is on my list for a little small group lesson on compound words this week! :)

Caterpillar Fact Families- I LOVE fact families!! They really help my students grasp the fact that addition and subtraction are related to one one child put it, they are a family!!! This sweet Scrappin' Doodles caterpillar graphic was too perfect for a fact family center!!

Making Words with "Caterpillars"- We just love making words activities in my room!! The kids made a ton of great words with the letters from Caterpillars...some I hadn't even thought of...haha!!!

If I were a bug....journal writing:) I've enjoyed reading these...I was very proud of all the describing words in this sweet girl's entry!!!

Head on over to my TpT store to get your copy of all 10 centers for only $6.50!!! It will go back up to its regular price on April 1st! Thanks to everyone who has already purchased it!!!

Hope y'all have a wonderful evening!!!