I’m so excited, I had the opportunity to try out a product from Maribel at Learning in Wonderland! Because I was doing my spring unit and I love birds, the product I chose to try out was the Birds Writing Craftivity.
I wanted to be sure my firsties understood the concept of a diary entry and how to write one. So I started with a mini-lesson by reading DIARY OF A WORM.
Once we discussed what a diary entry was, and what an Angry Bird might write about in it's diary, the fun began! Of course I had to remind them that they had to do the writing first, they were so anxious to make their Angry Bird! Here are some pics of the fun:
My camera had a hard time picking up the pencil writing, it was so light. But most of my kids got the concept of a diary. Some just wrote a story to go with their bird, but that's ok, they are writing!
And if you are wondering why it looks like my classroom wall is a cubical, it's because it is! I work at a school built in the 1970's that is an 'open pod' design.
The pod I'm in has 4 open classrooms, it's interesting to say the least:/
If you are looking for a fun writing activity with a craft the kids will love, this resource is just the ticket! Check out the product link at the top of this post. Head over to Maribel's awesome blog, she has some great content. Why not follow her while you're there?
Wow, I’ve been busy!
I’m linking up with First Grade and Fabulous‘ Holiday Recipe Linky Party. This is one of my favorites and always requested when we’re having a potluck. I hope you enjoy it:)
1 can Whole Kernel Corn (white or yellow, your choice)
1 can Creamed Corn
1/2 to 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (your preference for consistency) (I use one box)
1/3 cup Milk
1/2 stick Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
Drain Whole Kernel Corn. Mix everything together in large bowl. Pour into 8×8 pan, pie plate or small casserole dish. Bake about 45 minutes at 350 degrees until firm and golden brown. Can be doubled or tripled. If you use a deeper dish you will need to add to the cooking time.
Join the fun & add you family favorites!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, lots of end of the school year craziness & now my summer’s half over:/ I’ve been busy creating lots of new resources, I’ll be posting about that soon. In the meantime, I made a set of play-doh mats for developing number sense from 1-10. Follow the links below to pick up this freebie in my TpT store or my Teachers Notebook shop.
Ok, I know I’m a little late, but hey it’s been a crazy month:) I wanted to show you a few new items I’ve added to my shops for spring, and give you a freebie!
and last but not least a freebie!
Ok, I admit it-St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I’m enjoying using my adorable new St. Patty’s Fun clip art from KPM Doodles! Here are a few items I’ve added to my shops at TpT & Teachers Notebook & a Freebie Too!.
And last but not least, a freebie for you to enjoy with your class. My students love playing number squeeze!
I couldn’t resist making a last minute activity for Friday & wanted to share:)
Don’t forget to check out my Leap Year sale, 20% off all the items in my TpT store & Teachers Notebook shop! If you shop on Wednesday, be sure to use the TpT Leap In! sale coupon code at checkout for an additional 10% off – saving you up to 28%.