April 11, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. April 11th}




Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.



We'll ... this week made a little turn off the path. A meeting with our accountant on Monday {gotta love taxes.. Boo!}, a death in my husband's family Tuesday & Wednesday.. and BAM.. woke up with the WORST case of PINK EYE you can imagine on Thursday. 
And, a nice sinus infection too! 

Needless to say.. there are NO pictures for me to post for this week. I am currently hanging out at home using high priced eye drops every 2 hours and blowing my nose. Fun stuff..

But.. I still would love for you to link up below!



April 6, 2014

Dinosaur Love

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A few years ago I decided to teach a unit on dinosaurs. I had never taught dinos before and had NOTHING.

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I started from scratch and taught myself basic facts about dinosaurs to share with my first graders. I made a unit to use and it has been one of my best sellers for the last few years.

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This year, I decided to go bigger and I added a few new activities and went from 1 week to 2 weeks of Dino Fun in my room. {It actually kinda spilled over into 2 1/2 weeks} .Kids love to learn about dinosaurs and we had a good time. It was a win-win situation!

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My dinos unit went from 37 pages to a whopping 81 pages. And sadly.. I had to take out one activity just to reduce the size of the file to get it upload on the Teachers Pay Teachers site.

You can click the picture above to see it. If you have purchased the unit before.. you get all the revisions for FREE! Just re-download. {You lucky duck!}

Here are a few picture of the things included..

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Dictionary practice.. find the words on the dino sheet and record the page number.

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We made these precious dinosaurs for the hall bulletin board. LOVE THEM! The patterns are included in the unit.

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The bucket of plastic dinosaurs have provided tons of entertainment and fun for my first graders. They will not be happy tomorrow morning when they realize I packed them up. All of my plastic dinosaurs came from the Dollar Tree.

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We did a little number word stamping! There is an easier version of this stamping activity included if this one is too hard for your students.

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And ABC order practice…

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Counted tally marks during center time.

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We also practiced counting different money amounts with these “money mats”.

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We also did a directed drawing activity too. The steps are included in the unit.

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I also have a Dinosaur Pinterest Board if you are interested in following it. If you have a dinosaur pinterest board.. PLEASE share it with me!

 

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Here is a quick link to my unit again if you are interested…

Doodle Bugs Teaching: Dino Unit

 

 

April 4, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. April 4th}




Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.









I skipped out on posting my "five" things last week.. because I left bright and early last Friday for a girl's weekend with some of the most amazing teacher/blogging friends. We flew or drove in from all across the country to eat, shop, eat, shop.. and participate in the Neon Dash last weekend in San Antonio. 



Back Row: AlishaElizabeth, Stephanie, Dee Dee, Me
Front Row: Gladys, Hope, Crystal, Deanna, Cara, Reagan, Amy

I also got the opportunity to meet April and Farley.








One of our phonics skills this week has been "th" so we made these fun TOOTH FAIRIES! It's a free download from TpT from Angie Neal. They turned out really cute! LOVE THEM!







I mentioned TWO weeks ago that we were studying dinosaurs and I was updating my Dino Unit. I really, really promise I am. We are STILL working on some of it. I promise I will get around to finishing it up .. soon!





One of the new activities I am adding to my Dinosaur Unit is this super easy {but fun!} directed drawing. We finished ours up this week. 






We welcomed April this past Tuesday! Can you believe it? We have 28 days of school left. WHAT?!? Is it too early to start a countdown?? We have a ton to squeeze into these last 28 days! This April printable is from my Months of the Year Unit.


March 28, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. March 28}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.


Hello Friday!!!
It's always nice to welcome the weekend. I am personally taking Five for Friday off this week. I am heading out for a girl's weekend trip. But, I would LOVE for you to link up below!




March 22, 2014

Easter Math Centers

 

I have been working hard on a new set of Easter Math Centers.. this is a HUGE set! It has 16 different activities included.

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1. Double Digit Math Facts: Mixed addition and subtraction. 18 cards + a recording sheet are included.

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2. Number Words: Read the words and record the number. 18 cards + a record sheet are included.

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3. +1, -1, +10, -10: Students look at each number and add one, subtract one, add ten, subtract 10. 16 cards + a record sheet are included.

4. Even & Odd: Students look at cards and record if they are even or odd.

**Activities #3 and #4 use the same set of cards.

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5. Telling Time: Look at each card and record the time. {Hour & ½ hour} 18 cards + a record sheet are included.

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6. Greater/Less Sort: Students sort card if they are less than 70 or greater than 70. Numbers range from 1-120. 24 cards + a record sheet are included.

7. Even & Odd Sort: Students sort cards if they are even or odd. Numbers range from 1-120. 24 cards + a record sheet are included.

8. Ordering Numbers: Students order cards from least to greatest. Numbers range from 1-120. 24 cards + a record sheet are included.

**Activities #6, #7, and #8 use the same set of cards.

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9. Greater/Less Sort: Students sort card if they are less than 130 or greater than 130. Numbers range from 1-200. 24 cards + a recording sheet are included.

10. Even & Odd Sort: Students sort cards if they are even or odd. Numbers range from 1-200. 24 cards + a record sheet are included.

11. Ordering Numbers: Students order cards from least to greatest. Numbers range from 1-200. 24 cards + a record sheet are included.

**Activities #9, #10, and #11 use the same set of cards.

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12. Write 4 math facts: Look at each card and write four math facts with the answer provided. 8 cards + a record sheet are included.

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13. Let’s Count: Counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. 7 colored and 7 black and white versions are included.

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14. Missing Addends: Students fill in the missing number. 18 cards + a record sheet are included.

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15. Word Problems: Students read and solve each word/story problem. 8 cards + a record sheet are included.

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16. Pick the Greatest Number: Students look at each card and pick the greatest number from 4 numbers.

 

Quick Link to purchase:

Easter Math Centers

March 21, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. March 20th}




Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.








This Five for Friday is lucky to be here.. I bought a new computer last weekend.. and well, let's say I feel lost as I could possibly be. Windows 8 is giving me a run for my money.. WOW! It's different! I did go with version 8.1 which supposedly has all the kinks worked out. But, it takes me forever to figure something out AND then remember how to do it next time! It only has to get better with time.. right??! 







I have been working this week on a new set of math centers. I have been laminating and cutting and getting ready to use them soon. I hope to have them finished and listed in my store this weekend. I need to proof them one last time! 







It is "Dino Week" in our class.. but I hate to admit that this week has had so much other stuff happening that I am waaay behind. So, Dinos will continue into next week. The good news is that I am updating my Dino Unit as I use it and have added tons to it. I will be revising it soon too! If you have already purchased it then you can re-download it and get all the new and improved stuff for free!






Our 3rd Nine Weeks report cards went out this week.. This year is flying by. We are officially in the last quarter of the year. We have about 40 days left. This seems impossible. The days seem long but the weeks are flying by.






Two of our pocket chart activities this week are the Pirate Math Facts and Counting by 2's Fish

Both of these were a big hit with my little ones. 

... Happy Spring! 
The weather has been fabulous the last few days. I hope it is here to stay. {Boo.. you nasty, yucky, winter days!}

Link up below! Enjoy your weekend!