Thursday, September 15, 2011

Under the Weather...

Hey Sweet Friends! I was planning on posting more weather activities, but I'm actually feeling a little under the weather right now...YUCK! All I have to say is thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!! Can't wait to catch up on my blogging this weekend!! Happy Friday Eve!! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weather Fun!!!

We just wrapped up our weather unit last week! It was so much fun to start the year off learning about something we experience every day!! Here are some of the activities we loved....

 
We made the cutest cloud flipbooks. The kiddos created cumulus, cirrus, and stratus clouds out of cotton balls and labeled them in their books! Click {here} for the labels!

 
We learned about dangerous weather and weather safety! Then we made a tornado in a bottle!! COOL stuff! The children couldn’t get enough of this activity…they wanted to do it again and again and again…


We also enjoyed learning about weather instruments. Everyone was so excited to work with a “real” thermometer! And putting them in cold and warm water to explore temperature changes was a BIG hit!!
 Hands-on learning ROCKS!!
We fell in love with these precious lil’ wind vanes!

Super easy and cheap to make! Here’s what you’ll need:
-wind vane pointers {Click here to download}
-straws
-pencils
-pins
-crayons
-scissors
-tape
 
Step 1- Decorate & cut out the pointers.
Step 2- Tape the pointers to the ends of a straw.
Step 3- Stick a pin in the middle of the straw.
 
Step 4- Stick the pin into the middle of a pencil eraser.
 Step 5- Go outside and test them out!!
Stay tuned for more weather activities tomorrow!

Happy *almost* Hump Day!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

First Grade Common Core Essential Question Posters!


Hey y'all~Several sweet people have ask me if I had a Common Core essential question poster set for sale on TpT after posting pictures of the posters in my classroom! I just uploaded them on TpT tonight! You can check them out {HERE}!

 The First Grade Common Core Essential Questions packet includes 150+ essential question posters (8.5 x 11) that cover all 1st grade Common Core Standards. They are full of adorable graphics that are sure to get your students' attention!

I'm also working on my next packet of math journal prompts! I plan to have it uploaded in about a week!!

We just finished our weather unit and I have lots of goodies to share tomorrow...can't wait!! As for now, it is time for this teacher to get some sleep!! Sweet Dreams!!!