Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkeys on Strike!


 Of course turkeys would be on strike this time of year!  My little ones made these adorable turkeys who are trying to convince people to "Save a Turkey!  Eat more ________!"  The ones pictured chose beef jerky, Cheetos, and chocolate chip cookies.  

 

  

They had to come up with the "Top 3 Reasons why you should eat ______ for Thanksgiving instead of turkey".  We had brainstormed describing words before completing this activity and we focused on writing complete sentences.

The kids and I had a great time with these.  If you'd like to grab the signs and writing paper, click HERE!  I am still working on getting the patterns on the computer, but I don't think that will happen before Thanksgiving this year :(  There's always next year!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Election Day and Veteran's Day

Thank You Veterans - Past and Present!!!



I couldn't let these two important days go by without spending some time with my little firsties talking about why we should be Proud to Be Americans!

I posted some of the pictures from Election Day below.  Check out these activities HERE --














This says "I would say I am me, great to be me, and with my turtle in the deep blue sea."  Not sure where he got that from, but I love his creativity!   :)

I read them this cute picture book and we did a circle map about what characteristics a president should have.  This was where some of their ideas came from for the If I Were President writing.   Then they got to vote for president --- their choices are shown below. 


 And the winner is ...........................Drumroll please............................


MRS. MACHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Not by much, but I'll take it!!!!!

We had lots of fun on Election Day!  Hope you did too!



The Day After Halloween

The day after Halloween is always a tough day - for both teachers and students.  I tried to make the most of it this year with my first graders by allowing time to talk about Halloween and providing hands-on activities to take us through the day.   Although we were all a little sleepy - it turned out to be a fun day!



 If you are interested in using these activities for Halloween next year, you can get them HERE.