Friday, October 28, 2011

Spider Season

I saw this great spider project on Reagan Tunstall's blog and just had to do it with my kids. They loved reading, hearing and learning about spiders (the boys more than the girls). After a few days of spider lessons they kids wrote out the facts they learned and drew their own spiderwebs. They turned out really cute. This was a good writing assignment for them. We've been working on writing sentences so this was perfect.
Well, the big day is fast upon us. Don't you just love the fact that Halloween is Monday this year! What a way to start the week. Our school starts out with a parade around the block for the parents to see us. We then go into the gym to have our own parade around. Each class walks around so the other classes can see everyone. After that we have to have our parties right away. Unbelievable! We all would much rather have them in the afternoon and send the kiddies on their way home. Now we have to deal with them and their excitement all day. I think it may be a movie kind of day. Anyway, I hope everyone has a fun day and enjoy!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

First Grade has gone Batty!

We have been doing a short unit on bats and the kids love it. Here are some of the awesome activities I found  on some of the blogs. The kids got a kick out of cutting out 600 mosquitoes to show how many a bat can eat in an hour. I think that was their favoite thing to do. If you haven't read the book Stellaluna you definitely have to. It's so cute. Well, tomorrow is our school walkathon and it's been raining all day today. Keep your fingers crossed that it stops for the walk tomorrow.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Leaves are Falling!

I found this cute handprint tree on Pinterest and just had to do it. First they made their handprints. When it was dry they went back and used their finger tips dipped in paint for the leaves. They didn't turn out too bad for first grade. Well, it sure doesn't feel like fall around here. It's about 80 degrees here. I guess that's good for the football games. We have a great weekend planned. It's family weekend at my daughter's university so we're heading out east. We'll go to the football game and then the best part, a concert by the band Chicago. An oldie but goodie. We're looking forward to it but not my 16 year old son. I wonder why!! Anyway, have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Fall, Yall!

We've been busy making our fall pumpkins and trees. I just love how these pumpkins turned out. I have been teaching 11 years at my school and I have many kids from the same families. Therefore, I am trying to do different projects with them so they don't go home with the same old projects. Thanks to Pinterest and all these wonderful blogs, I have found a ton of awesome things to do with my firsties. Sometimes I think these blogs are so much  better than any inservice. So, I want to give a huge shout out to all the wonderful teachers out there in blog land who share. Muchas Gracias!!  As soon as I have our trees mounted and hung up I will post a pic. I found this awesome idea on Pinterest. It was soooo easy to do. Enjoy!!