Thursday, February 21, 2013

Grab Your Game Boards!

Small Group Instruction Made Easy
Review and Practice 
Ready for Fun Friday!
Just add your own math flashcards, word cards, and/or review questions.

Meet the Needs of Your Students

Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

V is for Vase and Valentine's Day

 V is for Vase 
Valentine's Day Fun

 Coffee Filter Art

Start with a coffee filter and washable markers. 
(Cover the table with newsprint and/or paper towels to make clean up quick and simple.)
Use the washable markers to draw and color on the coffee filter.  

Use an eyedropper to drip water onto the coffee filter.  
Since coffee filters are porous, the ink will spread and blend with the colors next to it.
 (If you do not have an eyedropper, use a water bottle and lightly spray the filter.) 
Allow the colorful filters to dry.
While the coffee filters dry, assemble the vase.  We used a cut-out letter v for the vase, added the green flower stems and leaves, and the (blended coffee filter) flowers.

Add heart stickers throughout the design for extra Valentine's Day fun! 
 Extra heart stickers make great books too!

My Heart Counting Book

Here's a counting book made by my preschoolers.

It was quick and easy to make these cute napkin covered books.

  I used a holiday napkin, stapled blank paper inside, and added the counting phrases 
The Pre-Ker's added the stickers and practiced their counting skills.
 K-2 students could easily write math word problems and use heart stickers to illustrate their math thinking!

Happy Teaching!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Biggest Kiss

What a fun read for Valentine's Week!

Find the penguin on each double page spread!
You'll have to read the book more than once just because it is fun!

Be sure to add your own kisses to the letter K!
My Preschoolers Loved This Book and Letter Project.

Better yet, smear on some lipstick and 
kiss the letter K!

 For K-2 Kiddos, have fun with narrative writing!

(click on the image above the download the pdf.)

Have a sweet week!

Monday, February 11, 2013

International Book Giving Day

Give a book to a child on February 14, 2013!

Here are a few books that I will be surprising children with on Book Giving Day!

Take a few minutes to share the love of reading this Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Reading Warms Our Hearts Classroom Book Swap

A Great Way To Share The Love Of Reading

Click here to read this archived post to download everything you need to host a classroom book swap this Valentine's Day!