Monday, 27 May 2013

Are you ready for some poetry, eh? PLUS a Buggy Rapping Freebie:)

Are you ready for some poetry, eh??  It is one week before June and my Oh Canada Unit!!  Thought I would start off with some original poetry activities!!  

Easy fun Canadian Symbol Activities

These fun activities will cover some Canadian symbols and give a little insight into Canadian wildlife!!  My kiddos love these activities - it gets them moving, reading, and interacting.  Sometimes we do it with our Grade 4 buddies, as well!  Click below and check them out!!

Animal Poetry - easy fun activities

Of course, I had to give you a little freebie along the same lines with a little more diverse instructions on the back of each Buggy Rap!!  Have fun with expression and practicing fluency!!  Click below and get your free copy!!

easy fun activities for first second third grade

Practice fluency, expression and have fun! first second and third grade

Head over to Classroom Freebies by clicking on the graphic below for a Manic Monday linky party with tons of other great freebies!!!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Spring GIVE AWAY!!

Hello blogging friends!!  It is time for a wonderful Spring Give AWAY!!   Time to get inspired with some great packets from some crazy talented teachers! THANK YOU for making my job so wonderful!!  I'm always excited to try something new...and SPRING is a time for new beginnings!

The winner of our little spring give away gets their choice of packet from my store, Sue's store, and Cynthia's store!!!  Jessica and Erin have wonderful packets that they are giving away to the winner, as well.  Feel free to check them out and do a little screen shopping!!

First up is Sue - she has some terrific science packets!!  Her blog Science for Kids is adorable!!  She has some excellent ideas and tons of freebies!!

science activities for teachers Sue Cahalane

Second, you may remember Cynthia's blog 2nd Grade Pad!  Well she is moving on up to fourth grade.  In celebration she has a new blog called My Kind of Teaching!  Be sure to check it out!!

Cynthia Vautrot

Next, is one of my favourite technology blogs, as well as a graphic artist favourite, Jessica from A Turn to Learn!  I won her Super Cute White frames from one of her give aways and they are amazing!!  I LOVE them!

Great Technology blog Jessica

Here is the cover page of her new packet with a $20 value that she is giving to the winner!!

Last, but certainly not least, is a student teacher, Erin from Little Miss Primary!  She is just dipping her feet into the teaching profession!!  We have to show our newbies a little support and love!!  She has an adorable blog so go and check it out!

Erin - teaching ideas

Erin is giving away rainbow chevron alphabet pennant.  It includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters,  and punctuation - so cute to spell whatever you would like in your classroom!

The winner is Jen P.  Thanks to all who participated!!!  Happy last few minutes of Sunday!!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

I Adore a Sale! I Loathe Being So SO BUSY!!

It was great shopping on TpT yesterday during the teacher appreciation sale!  I bought a lot of cute stuff!  Can't wait to try things out.  Us teachers are just SO CREATIVE!!  At the same time, I feel a little unsteady lately with all that is going on - there is just so much I want to accomplish and there never seems to be enough time:)  Ah well - teach on!!!

My muffins have been SO lovely lately!  We have been learning about writing with voice so I played this game with my kiddos.  We all had to close our eyes and I would tap one student on their shoulder.  That student would say an "I loathe.." sentence or an "I adore.." sentence.  Then, the class would guess who said the statement.  After awhile of doing this my sweeties suggested disguising their voice!!  Yup - it worked well!!!  We all had some good laughs as we played and discussed what made it easy to figure out who said what!!  Our individualities shone and so we thought we could transfer this to our writing.  

My kiddos were pumped to write their own I adore.., I loathe.. statements.  Suddenly, the writing activity evolved into a cute craftivity with each students picture hidden.  One sweet pea suggested we walk around and try to figure out who wrote what.  They were so excited and careful to hide what they had wrote so as no to ruin the game.

Here we are walking around the room!  They loved it!!

If you want it you can have in my Say It With Voice packet!  Click on the picture below!

primary first grade second grade grade one third

Friday, 3 May 2013

Muffins With Mom! Mother's Day Tea Invite Freebie

Mother's Day is fast approaching in our little Grade 1 corner of the world so we are preparing for Muffins with Mom!  I made a little invite freebie for you if you want to hold your own Muffins With Mom.  My mothers love it for the chance to get together, visit, and see their little muffins perform.  We usually do a little song, a game, and give them their gifts.  Then, we watch a slideshow of the pictures from the year so far.  It is such a fun morning.  

Click on the templates below for your own copy!

Mother's Day Tea invite

Mother's Day Tea Invite free