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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco deMayo celebration

file includes:
12 Math and Literacy Centers
Trifold of Cinco deMayo information
Student booklet to accompany the 12 stations.

Graduation Banner

Graduation Decor

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nomination... HELP!!

I need your help!
I received an email today that I was nominated for the Burt Brothers Teacher of the Year Award. Cool huh?  I'm sure the nomination was for ALL the fabulous people that surround and support Lory Evans.  I am so blessed with family, friends and a team that is the most AMAZING group of ladies.  We always say that when you get one of us in 2nd grade at Creekside... you get all 5 of us ;) We have been teaching together for 15 years so needlessness to say we know more about each other than our husbands would like :) This award is $1,000. $750. and $500... That amount to teachers is tremendous... like more than our entire 2nd grade supply budget for the the YEAR!!  Think of what we could buy these little friends!! Wahoo!!!
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Thanks so much for your support and help! 
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Mother's Day and Father's Day Booklet

Where is our year going???
This week I had my clerical run off these little booklets for Mother's & Father's Day.
It is a fun activity for the kiddos to recall the many wonderful qualities of their mother and father.  Each page has a quick 'reason' for the students to write about.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Teacher & Student Appreciation

Each year we end the final day on a sweet note of recognition. 
They are a quick and easy task for the teacher, however, my students have always enjoyed receiving a praise and kind comment.

Last year my own kiddos had such a great time creating this bucket for their teachers... This weekend we were doing our grocery shopping and my son asked if he could pick out the candy for his teacher bucket this year... I guess it did make an impression (he's an 11 year old boy ;) 
There are links to the other gifts we gave last year... just click the sidebar under Teacher Appreciation Gifts.   I'm so grateful there are talented ladies out there!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ready Freddy... Save the Earth!!!

This week I have been reading the kiddos Save the Earth from the Ready Freddy series. It is a darling book with great ideas for ways kids can participate in Earth Day. We made posters of the 10 challenges the kids have to do in order to become a member of the GREEN TEAM. My little ones wanted to the same challenge... so ... when they complete their assignment (at the end of the week) and return their page... I'll add their name to the center of our board. Posters

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mixing Fractions and Earth Day

Fraction sets are always tough for kiddos to work through, so I give mine plenty of opportunity to practice. Today we mixed it up with Earth Day and sunflower seeds. The kids are to determine how many students will be sharing the seeds.... how many seeds each student will receive and what fraction of the set that is. If you are looking for a fraction activity I posted it on TpT for free!! Happy Tuesday!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Earth Day Fun

I'm so grateful for a little sunshine for Earth Day (week). We started our week with some fun literature and began a bit of marble art... pics soon to come ;)

Velveteen Rabbit

Easter continues in our classroom... we just ran out of time... now we just call it SPRING :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Word Family ... A Fun Addition to the IGHT Family

So this week... we've been working on the 'ight' family. Each day we read story, read through the words and discuss their meanings, complete a page from my TpT file... well... we have a new addition to the library... We are all familiar with Goodnight Moon... have you purchased yourself a copy of Goodnight IPad... it is hysterical!!! A definate must have for teachers and students of this generation!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Earth Day Fun and Freebie

Earth Day, Hooray is packed full of activities for the whole week of Earth Day! It includes posters, literature lists, gameboard, classroom banner, 14 math and language stations, student booklet to compliment each station, craftivity and poetry activity and a double sided tri-fold for students.
If time doesn't slow down ... the end of the year is going to be here before we know it!!
The banner is finished and posted... ... and I've loaded a math freebie for your patience...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Break

I hope you are all enjoying a well deserved break. We are enjoying the warmth, sunshine and fun in Sunny California ;) Time flies when you're having fun!!
It was requested that I create an Earth Day Banner and center packet.
I will do my best to have them posted by Monday night ;)