The Very 1st I-Teach First Linky!

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to be a part of the very 1st I TEACH First link-up! We’ll be doing this at the beginning of each month, and you’ll have the opportunity to find some awesome resources and freebies. Just visit the links at the end of this post. Be sure to follow or check back each month for a new linky.

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The holidays are right around the corner, bring on the hectic fun! I like to have my students make a keepsake gift for their parents, but we are always in a time crunch. I created this simple Color-Your-Own Elf Ornament that is perfectly sized to add a small school photo (We always get photo stickers from the photography company that does the student photos). I let the students decorate them, add the photo, laminate, and tie a ribbon for hanging. Quick & Cute! Click on the pic below to pick up this freebie:

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Another favorite in my class is the My Letter to Santa Writing Center. This resource is not free, but only $1.00. Just add holiday toy ads and catalogs, and you have a highly engaging writing activity. Click the cover pic below to check it out. You can check out my other holiday resources on TpT, including more freebies: Here

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Β Check out the linkys below for more resources!

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Product Swap!

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:

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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!

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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?

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Then head over to Mrs. Stanford’s blog to check out all of the resources featured in the Product Swap!
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Take care,
Dee:)

Holiday Recipe Linky Party

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:)

Corn Casserole

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 Egg
1/2 stick Butter
1/2 cup Sugar

Drain Whole Kernel Corn. Mix everything together in large bowl. Pour into 8Γ—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!

 

Take care,

Dee:)

Summer Counting Freebie

Hello everyone,

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.

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Enjoy,

Dee:)

Love to Joplin & a Freebie!

Deedee at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten blog posted about the devastation in Joplin, and how difficult it has been for the teachers & students in the community. Her post rallied us bloggers to show our love and generosity, and I’m proud to say we did! Read about it HERE, and what you can still do to help out.

In the spirit of giving, here’s a freebie for you to enjoy with your class. It’s a great whole group activity, and once you teach them how to play, it can be used in your math centers. It has three levels of differentiation. Enjoy!

You can download this free at my TpT store or Teachers Notebook shop.

 

Take care,

Dee:)

Holiday Recipe Swap

Wow, it’s been a busy month!

I’m linking up with TBA’s Holiday Recipe Swap. This is one of my favorites and always requested when we’re having a potluck. I hope you enjoy it:)

Corn Casserole

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 Egg
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.

Check out the other wonderful holiday recipes at TBA, and link up too!

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Happy Holidays,

Dee:)