Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter Sale!!! Thanks for letting me join, Deanna Jump!

Happy Easter everyone!! One of my favourite Easter memories was the Easter egg hunt.  My mom would write little poem clues.  We would have to solve the riddle to find our next clue.  Mine were usually the toughest because I was the oldest.  The chocolate at the end was just icing on the cake!  I was thrilled when I got a reply from the lovely Deanna Jump, who told me I could join the egg-cellent sellers Easter sale!!  Check out my TpT store to find my top five sellers, all 20% off until midnight on Sunday!

Here are the cover pictures of my top 5 products on sale:)

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Happy Hunting!!!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

What should I be when I grow up? Career Day in Grade 1 and Community Helpers

It was a wonderful Career Day this past week in Grade 1!  I hosted a little career fair in my little classroom and boy was it jam packed in there!  I'm sure the whole school came!  My little muffins all dressed up and we had prepared a report about each chosen career.  We also made a paper doll to match!  Here are some of the super cute outfits!!

My little baseball player!
A teacher!
A hockey player!  We are in Canada you know!
Watch out for this policeman!  He meant business and he had handcuffs!
My little veterinarian!
Here is my scientist!
Bake me a cake as fast you can!!!
Watch out!  The sheriff is in town!  Press his read button and he will tell you all about it!
Last, but not least, my resident dolphin trainer! She even had a bucket of fish!! ADORABLE!!!
The writing paper came from Brenda Tejada's Community Helpers Complete Unit!!  So cute!  We had a great month learning about our community!

Also, be sure to check out my Community Helpers 3 Sentence Story Writing Unit!!!

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Friday, 1 March 2013

Choose Respect! and I Can't ...YET!:)

This week we celebrated Choose Respect Day at our school to combat bullying.  It was a very powerful day which included Choose Respect t-shirts for everyone, a wonderful play put on by the Grade 6 class (I definitely teared up it was so great!), and a few adorable, thoughtful crafts!  Check out the picts below!

Students had to brainstorm positive ways to be respectful and decorate their t-shirt with them.

Also, we made handprints with a cross in the middle.  Black tempura paint, white acrylic paint, flourescent pink paper and squares of black construction paper were all that was required.  They turned out beautifully.  Thankfully, I had a lot of help with the hand print portion!  Black paint is hard to get off!

Thanks to the amazing crew of teachers and staff at St. Joseph School!  We are an amazing team!

This coming Monday my little nutty crew:) is in charge of the assembly.  Our virtue is perseverance!  It's a BIG word for grade 1 but they pull it off!  We created some I Can poetry and read with the proper tone it is really cute!!

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I CAN paint.  I can't read hard books, YET!!
I can dance, I can ride my bike. I can sing.  I can't whistle, yet!!

You can learn about perseverance in my new packet of printables and activities.  It features the activity above, as well as a T-shirt inspired craftivity like we did for Choose Respect Day!

This is just a little hint as to what we have been up to for Career Day!  More pictures and ideas to come in the next post!  Stay tuned!!!