During Book Nook time on our final day celebrating Seuss I was surrounded by my students reading Dr. Seuss books in their jammies. This is the reason why I love Seuss Week every year. This week gets my students so excited about reading. The sound of these readers reading and rhyming makes me happy.
There is nothing better than a classroom full of 5 and 6 year olds sharing some love. We had a blast at our Valentine's Day party! A big thank you to all the parents that planned and helped make our party so much fun. We were feeling the love all day long!
This girl was soooooo excited to give me these flowers. It was sad to take down our valentine crafts and writing about love, but time marches on. I think we have enough love to last us until May...or at least until someone takes our favorite pencil.
One of my friends gave me a subscription to Plan to Eat for Christmas last year. At first I thought I would never use it, but during one of my snow days I started loading my recipes into
the site... It has now become my #1 tired teacher time saver.
Check out this quick video about how this site works...
I was able to load my favorite recipes from my Pinterest Yummy! Board into Plan to Eat. I was also able to find most of the recipes in our family's favorite recipe book that we have had forever on the internet. Recipes could only make it into this book if they were family approved by a majority vote of the Bell Party of 5.
Once your recipes are organized into the site, you are able to plan your week of meals and have a grocery list, organized by categories, printed in minutes.
Inspired Owl's Corner for their monthly Pinterest Pick 3 Party.
I LOVE popcorn! This popcorn from Gimme Some Oven looks very yummy!
This is my favorite Valentine craft.
This post from Classy Clutter has lots of Valentine ideas to give to my students.
Check out my February Pinterest Board
for other Valentine craft ideas...
We just finished our flat and solid shapes unit. We used lots of activities and games from It's All About the Shapes to practice our shape identification skills during guided math groups.
Our Guided Math Group
1. iPad Time
2. Game Time
3. Teacher Time
4. Exploration Time
Spin and Cover was a great rotation activity,
especially since it can be differentiated with 2 different spinners.
We filled in our own shape charts
during a math workshop mini lesson.
Playing shape headbands is always a big hit.
For one of my math groups we used this spinner to spin and identify solid shapes which provided lots of repeated practice.
We used these sorting mats to sort flat and solid shapes.
During a guided math group students created these solid shape posters. They used their posters during a math workshop mini lesson to introduce solid shape attributes to their classmates.
Check out It's All About the Shapes for these and
other shape activities for your guided math groups.
Check out my Shapes Pinterest Board
for more flat and solid shape ideas...