Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wake Up!

"Wake up, wake up, you sleepy head.
Get up, get out of bed.
Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red.
Live, love, laugh, and be happy."

I absolutely love Evan Rachel Woods version of this song! I sing it it to my Little Mister. Who by the way is doing fabulously! He's 14 months now, sleeping through the night and is off bottles....GO Coop-a-Loop!

March Wake-Up Work Pack is done :0) (There are general March worksheets, Seuss inspired ones, and St. Patties Day).

The skills covered include:
Digraph sort, counting tallies, number comparisons, addition, subtraction, writing conventions, beginning and ending sounds, number recognition, writing letters, missing letters, nonsense words, rhyming, greater/less than, blends, graphing and data analysis, sight word recognition, writing numbers, counting by 1's, 5's, and 10's, and base ten and number composition.

The packet has 20 worksheets in it (2-3 levels for each), plus one Fill the Shamrock game. It's a total of 57 pages (55 if you take away the first and last).

Here are some pictures....

I CAN'T wait for this week to be over...and it hasn't started! The week includes my evaluation (always stressful) AND report cards. I hope you have a wonderful week!!!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Beyond the Sea

Finding Nemo is HANDS DOWN my favorite Disney Pixar movie!! Not only is it such a cute and entertaining movie, back in college I did an entire presentation for a class on how it can be used in a classroom. It is full of quirky characters that students can definitely learn from. So, it just makes sense that I LOVE doing an Ocean Unit! We make awesome jellyfish, learn all about sea animals, graph goldfish crackers, make ocean (jello bags), read TONS of great books, visit The Shedd (which makes me want to hyperventilate), and we even watch Nemo :0)  

This year I am pretty sure we will be making some of these from (A Cupcake for the Teacher)...

I have a load of Ocean freebies, you can find them here.

My new Beyond the Sea unit is here! A huge thanks to the ladies who helped me edit!!! I truly appreciate your help :)

Beyond the Sea has 14 math and literacy activities for your kiddos to enjoy. It's just over 100 pages and has quite a few new activities. I plan on using it during the last week of February and the first week of March, so it's full of activities that are to prep our Kinders for 1st Grade.

Hope you are enjoying your President's Day!!