Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Giveaway Winner and Spring Freebie

Ok, a week ago I had a snow day and was introducing my new Phonics "Ph"riends packs.  You can check out those packs in this post by clicking HERE.  At the end of the post I said I hope the weather looks a little more like spring next week than it did that day......well, guess what.......it did!!!!!  Brace yourself because today...........yes, today..........the sun ACTUALLY CAME OUT!!!!!  That's right!!!! I saw it!!!!!  And the temperature was in the 40's.  So, it did look, and feel, a little more like spring one week later.  Have I mentioned that I REALLY WANT SPRING!!!! I am craving warm weather!!!  

So, thanks so much to those of you who left a comment on my new Phonics "Ph"riends packs!!!  I loved reading your ideas.  I used a random number generator and the winner is...............


Comment #2  ---- Liz from Polka Dot Firsties!!! 

Congrats Liz!!!  You didn't leave your email so I will be trying to find you to email you both of these packs for FREE!!!  If you are reading this, leave another comment with your email or email me at mmachan16@gmail.com


For those of you who didn't win, I wanted you to have something to take with you.  So here's a cute little activity we did and you can download the writing that goes with it at the end of this post.  

First of all, I LOVE TARGET!!!!!  I bought these adorable foam egg pieces at Target for $5.00.  There were like 40 sets in the pack and you could mix up the colors.  Sooooo cute!  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them and then this idea "hatched".  Ha ha!!!  Did you catch my play on words???  Ignore the corny comments - I think I have Spring Fever!  


Considering how much I am aching for spring, our theme this week was, what else, but SPRING!!!  We started with a circle map.  Which, let me digress to say that I am in need of some anchor chart lessons.  I SO wish I could make the GORGEOUS anchor charts I see on Pinterest from you fabulous bloggers out there.  I have anchor chart envy for sure!  But, nonetheless, here it is!  Nothing too great, but I try :-)


So then we moved onto the writing about Spring - what we hear, what we see, and of course, what we like about Spring.  Click on the picture below to grab your copy.  There are 2 versions of this writing paper because I did a rough draft first and this one pictures was the final copy. 

Finally I took picture of the kiddos and told them to put their hands up like they were hatching out of an egg.  Some of them were hysterical!!!  


 I hope you might be able to use this little freebie in your classroom and more importantly I hope you can grab those adorable eggs from Target to complete the project.  I loved the way they came out!!

Happy Spring everyone --- those of you down south, keep sending the sun and I'll try to keep sending out some freebies!!!


5 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Super cute idea! I am with you on the anchor charts...I don't how to do them either. By the way, yours looks GREAT!!

    Thanks for the freebie! I hope to use it when we come back from break...we are off next week. I also need Spring (MI)! It's unseasonably cold here this year!!

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa!!! Here's hoping for Spring :)

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  2. Your Spring chart looks AWESOME! Borrowing that idea! And how cute are your springing chicks!! LOVE that!
    Happy Easter,
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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    1. Thank you Julie! Happy Easter to you too :)

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  3. Yay! I'm so excited that I won! I sent you an email this morning but in case you didn't get it my email is lizdeal5@gmail.com

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