Thursday, August 30, 2012

Random-ness and a Freebie

It has almost been 2 weeks since I first met my new little firsties. I gotta say they are cuties and keep me laughing! We are finally getting procedures down and things are getting better. Here are a few random pictures from our first few weeks together.
I get to teach another darling granddaughter this year!
Got the cute frame idea from tons of other bloggers.
We read the book "Don't Eat the Teacher". So now we are playing a game called 'Don't Eat Mrs. Peterson'. 

I made a card with different pictures of ME. The kids put a skittle on each picture. One player turns his back while the others choose one of the pictures to be 'IT'. Then he starts picking the candy off the pictures. When he touches the picture that is 'IT', the others yell, "Don't Eat Mrs. Peterson"!
Meet with our 6th grade buddies. We will read with them twice a week. 
Absolute cute-ness in the library. Mrs. Adams has decorated with a Dr. Seuss theme this year. My kiddos LOVE it!
This is a quilted Dr. Seuss wall hanging she made. 
Dr. Seuss sayings are all around the room along with a banner of book pages.
I put a mirror above my sink and every week I change the saying. You can't see it very well but it says: "I AM nice to everyone". White board marker write and erase really well on mirrors!
Here's my new C.A.F.E. board. I LOVE CAFE and Daily 5. My kiddos are doing really well on their stamina. We are up to 6 minutes for reading to self. 
We learned about number sentences this week and did a fun activity called 'Magic Number Sentences'.
Magic Number Sentences is an activity I got several years ago at Core Academy. I've tweaked it a bit over the years and my kids love the magic. I put it together in a FREE packet for ya' all with new cards and a new recording sheet! (The cards in the picture above are the old one)

 You can buy plastic magic hats at the party store, make some magic fabric bags, or use the labels I made and glue them to a paper bag.
Click HERE to download a PDF.

I don't know about all of you but I am looking forward to a 3 day weekend! I hope you all have a great one!
Thanks for stopping by.


Tamara @ Lifes A Beach in 1st Grade said...

Thank you so much for the game. We did number sentences today and my kids are going to love this!

Life's A Beach in First Grade

Mrs. Anderson said...

The game sheet you made with your pictures is AWESOME!! What a great idea!!

Suzy Q said...

I have a few second graders who will be playing this shortly. THanks for a cute game!

Kristy said...

Thanks for sharing this game! My kids will have a blast with it. Now, I just need to get a magic hat!
Teachin' First

Oceans of First Grade Fun said...

Thanks! This is going into math stations next week!