Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ready for a Penguin Party!

Well... our break is just about over and I am getting ready to go back in a couple of days!  I so love being home and enjoy not being on a schedule but I am getting ready to go back with my new... "Pick a Penguin Centers and Activities" packet!  Each year I go back after the holidays and spend a couple of weeks teaching the life cycle of penguins!  I love my penguin unit and wanted to share some of my ideas with you!  One thing I always do is a penguin "flip book" project.  I also have my students create a penguin lapbook!  I hope you will look at this loaded teaching unit/pack!  I am giving you a sample center to help you see the types of activities included.  Here is my Pick a Penguin Word Wall ABC Order!  I hope your students enjoy it!  Thanks so much!-Yvonne

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Counting them down!

We have TWO more days this week before we get out of school for Christmas break!  UGH!  I have been overwhelmed with getting ready for the holidays, end of quarter assessments for my students and Christmas fun at school!  I do love this time of the year but for some reason it seems a little crazier this year than usual!  I am proud that my shopping is finished(woo-hoo!) but...usually by now I have several batches of cookies and candy ready for teacher gifts, neighbors, and friends.  I am getting a late start...but I LOVE the baking of Christmas!  Making goodies and giving them away is what it is all about to me!  As I was making my list of what to make this year...I thought about making a teaching packet around the "baking" theme.  I didn't have time to make a center packet but here is a math tub I made this weekend.  It really could be used in your classroom anytime you do sweet treat activities (Valentines, Christmas, Easter, etc...)  Anyway...I haven't been on here in a week or so because of shopping each night and all!  I hope each of you have a wonderful holiday with your families and will get lots of rest over the break!  Count your blessings for the loved ones you have here on this Earth and enjoy your time with your little ones!  Merry Christmas!-Yvonne

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Let It Snow...Math and Literacy Centers!

Here it "Let It Snow!" Math and Literacy Center Packet with Tic-Tac-Toe Rubric!   Christmas is all around us and winter fun is everywhere!  I hope you will all check out these new centers for you to use with your second and third graders.  I've had several of you ask for more center packs with my tic-tac-toe rubric.  I've also had a few requests for individual centers so I will try to make a couple on individuals as well real soon.  Here is a preview of what is included with..."Let It Snow!" Hope you enjoy it!   Thanks!-Yvonne

I plan to make a freebie this week to go with this center packet!  It will be...Snow Play Addition Problems!  This will be a modified version of ...Snow Play Partial Sums-for K and 1st grades!  Keep Posted!  Thanks!-Yvonne :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Elf Measure Me Cards" use with your Elf on the Shelf!

Hi friends!  Today I spent my day planning my measurement unit that I will begin to teach on Monday!  I LOVE to teach measurement especially at the holidays!  I want to share with you all a cute little activity that will kick it off!  I love my "Elf on the Shelf" and try to incorporate our little guy into as many lessons as possible.  This year our class elf will have several "Elf Buddies" come with him from the North Pole!  I have made some "Elf Measure Me Cards" to use for my Measurement Monday activity.  After introducing our Elf on the Shelf with a letter on the board (explained with this freebie) the students will look around the room for his North Pole buddies (Elf Measure Me Cards) to estimate and measure nonstandard and standard units of measure.  We will begin with the nonstandard units of measure recording sheet and work our way into standard.
I have so many students who are already writing and talking about their own elves at home...I know this will get them excited!!!  I hope you will be able to use this with your own kiddos!  Happy Measuring!-Yvonne