Friday, 30 November 2012

Bring Your Bear to School Week and a Freebie Art Activity

It was Bring Your Bear to School week!  My muffins had a blast.  We started out the week by reading The Teddy Bears' Picnic.  This is such a fun book to sing - I always find it a bit creepy...but in a good way:D

We had a little teddy bear picnic and we counted our snacks by 2's, 5's, and 10's.

Also, we measured our stuffy with blocks and paper clips.  We weighed our stuffies with scales!

 During our writing block we reviewed nouns, verbs and adjectives with a little stuffy photo album...

You can get all these stuffy activities and more in my Bring Your Stuffy to School pack!  Click here!

Today we made pudding bears.  This is probably one of the most fun and tasty activities ever!  Each kiddo gets a bear outline, a pudding cup, and a spoon.  

1. Rip off lid.
2. Lick lid.
3. Spread 2 scoops of pudding over bear.
4. Decorate with pompoms, buttons and googly eyes!
5. Eat the rest of your pudding.  Yummy in my tummy!  I sure enoyed this demo:)

Get your freebie outline template HERE.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Cyber Monday Bonus Tuesday Sale!!!

Happy weekend to those Canadian teachers bloggers out there!!!  American teacher bloggers - I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving week and are enjoying the weekend!  I don't know about you but I am so happy for this weekend!!  I definitely need a rest!!  We had our 50th day of school this week, as well as a porridge making day to help celebrate our Goldilocks and the Three Bears week!

This little freebie is courtesy of Latoya Reed!  Thanks!!

This is from Cara Carroll's 50th Day of School Unit - so amazing!!!

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Panda Bears, Polar Bears, and Grizzly Bears, Oh my!

Oh my!!!  We have been having a wonderful week in my little class.  They made me laugh so hard today!!  Love their personalities!  I am so grateful for a less busy week without interruptions.  My Smart Board is still on the fritz - that is one thing I could ask for - no more technology problems - it works for about 10 minutes and then shuts off.  To make matters worse my mouse started behaving strangely...  It is amazing how much we rely on technology!

We started off the week with a little discussion of the basic needs of bears!  Click on below for a little freebie!
grade 1, first grade, primary

Then, we did a little compare and contrast between grizzly and polar bears.  Love that critical thinking!

grizzly bear, polar bear

Here is an example of what one of my little tykes wrote!

So as we continue our study of bears we made our Polar Bear tear art today.  it is always SO cute to see the look of terror when they hear they have to tear and not cut!!!  What do you MEAN!! I don't use SCISSORS!!!  She has LOST her mind!!!   It's art my friends!!!  Crazy, creative art like these bears always makes me laugh!

Check out the detail on this cute bear!
This bear is sitting on his tush although I am told he is actually standing and growling:) 
At first glance, one would think this bear was flying.  I'm told this bear is about to attack a human, complete with sound effects!  Oh my!!  LOL!
Introducing the poised and thoughtful bear.  You need seal?  Oh, just over here good sir!
Levitation bears are so cute and there is always more than one:)
Bear on the edge!!
Bear on the edge of glory!
 This art project is super easy.  All you need is blue construction paper, white computer paper, and glue!  You may want to give them each a cotton ball to add a little fur:)  Have a beary good week!!!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Lest We Forget - Resolving Conflict 101, Remembrance Day Freebies, and Currently

Remembrance Day Veteran's Day

This Remembrance week I am remembering all the men and women who fought for peace!  What better way to practice peace then in our own classrooms!  As teachers we deal with conflicts between our students and their peers every day. Do you often wonder how you should deal with these never ending conflicts? Do you have a set routine that works every time? Search no longer! Resolving Conflict 101 is here!! Guidance for teachers and fun, character building activities for students!  Click on the picture below to check it out!!

5 easy steps and activities primary grade 1 first grade

problems with tattling?

For those of you that are sick of the tattling check out this awesome video from one of my favourite youtube channels: Mr. Harry's Kindergarten!

Also, Sandra over at Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips has a great little freebie for primary kids.  Check out her blog for more information!

Finally, check out Veterans Affairs Canada for some great, free, kid friendly resources.  There are some really wonderful Tales of Animals in War along with a Teacher's Guide and free dowloadable booklet specifically for K-2.  Today one of my lovely moms from last years kiddos brought by a bunch of the free materials!!  Thanks Cindy!



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