April 27, 2012

Friday Fun Finds

Sorry this is so late on Friday, but this week has been SUPER BUSY!!!
Tuesday - PTA meeting and small group for church
Wednesday - well, really nothing, but I did have to go to the grocery store and cook dinner and chase around my 10 month old, so I was exhausted by the time I put him to bed at 8:30
Thursday - Dinner with some new friends in Statesboro (which is about an 45 minutes from where we live) and we didn't get home until 11:00 last night
Friday - oooooh it's finally Friday!!! WOOHOO! This has been ONE. LONG. WEEK!

So on with our fun finds for this week...

I decided to do multiplication since we will be starting next week (click on pictures to go to site):

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this is a cute little worksheet for multiplication!

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great book to teach multiplication

I've added this one before, but thought it was so great you would like to see it again!

Multiplication Lap Book

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from Mrs. Lemons' WONDERFUL BLOG!!!

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And another wonderful idea from Mrs. Lemons' blog!!! Gosh she's such a GREAT teacher!!!

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Multiplication games

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Math Facts game (like KABOOM!)

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What a great idea!!! I would say, if you get the match you get to eat them!!!
Well, that's all for today! I hope you enjoyed our Multiplication "FUN FINDS" and that you've found some new ideas to use. Let me know if you have any GREAT fun finds for us this week!!!


April 22, 2012

Fairy Tale Freebie and Wild Things Unit!

Hey everyone! Well, my computer has been acting CRAZY, which is why I'm just now posting again and why we didn't have any "Fun Finds" this past Friday. SOOOO SORRY!!!

But I do have a Fairy Tale Freebie for you! Click on the link below to download it for FREE at my Tpt store :)

It's winding down to the end of the school year and we only have 7 weeks left!!!! YAY!
In our Reading Series we only have 3 weeks left, so the last 4 weeks of school we are choosing fun books to do. One week we will be doing "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs", then the next week "Where the Wild Things Are" and then we will be doing another book that we haven't decided on yet.
I've posted a unit on the book "Where the Wild Things Are" and it's SUPER cute!!! We will be using this the 3rd to last week of school. It includes a week of Lesson plans for the unit, fun printables, gift tags for the kids, banner printable, centers, a vocabulary quiz, and comprehension test. I can't wait to do this unit!!!

You can grab your copy of this unit over at my little Tpt store :)

Hoping to see you guys this week for Friday's "Fun Finds". Let me know if you have any suggestions for a topic for this Friday :)

Love y'all,

April 16, 2012


Hey everyone! I know I’ve been MIA and it’s because I was on Spring Break last week!!! It went by WAY.TOO.FAST!!!!!
Today was my first day back at work and Baby C decided he wanted to wake up at 4:30 this morning… YUCK!!!! So I had to have a big one of these:
Well… I’m back and counting down the last 38 DAYS!!!! But it sounds better to say 8 WEEKS :)
Love y’all,

April 6, 2012

Friday Fun Finds

This weeks Fun Finds focus on FAIRY TALES!
We just finished up our Fairy Tale unit and I wanted to give you all of the fun finds I can to help you have a Fairy Tale of a Fairy Tale unit ;)
Here are some great ideas that I’ve found:
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Fairy Tale Castle book report… I LOVE this!
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cute little fairy tale anchor chart
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not sure where this came from, but I thought this would be a great way for students to get interactive with the story map of any fairy tale. PLUS my students LOVE to write on post-its :)
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Cute idea to go with the 3 pigs :)
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how cute are these?
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I’m sure there could be some cute writing activity with this!
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We did the rub slippers, but didn’t think about this for the Fairy Godmother (we made wands), but this is SUPER cute!!! I also like the anchor chart for Cinderella.
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have students create a little set and do a puppet show
and course some of my own stuff for you…
a castle display for all of your hard work!
my fairy tale unit
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wall displays to take pictures with… :)
That’s all for today, but if you have anymore ideas for Fairy Tales, send them our way!!!
Hope you enjoyed my Friday Fun Finds on Fairy Tales!

April 5, 2012

Fairy Tale Unit

So here is my post on our Fairy Tale Unit:
I have been waiting to post about this, because this is probably the most fun unit we’ve done all year and the kids have enjoyed ever single minute of it.
We started off our unit with Abby’s Wizard of Oz activities, which is AWESOME!!!!
I can’t really go into detail about the unit because it’s Abby’s stuff, but let me just say, my kids had SOOO MUCH FUN with this stuff! Abby is definitely a genius!
We introduced fairy tales, read the Wizard of Oz, had a viewing party, then did tons of crafts from her unit.
We did this little snazzy snack to conclude the Wizard of Oz.
Beautiful rainbow cupcakes!
Next, we used my Fairy Tale unit to do tons of activities as well, which included Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Rapunzel, and tons of other books that we read.
Here is our castle in the hallway with all of our hard work on them!
To end our study we took a little Fairy Tale test and had a Fairy Tale Ball! The kids got to come dressed as a King, Queen, Prince, Princess, or a Knight. The parents were all invited. We had the ball in the gym, since it was the biggest room in the school, and all 7 of our 2nd grade classes were in there together. We partnered them up and they walked in together between a row of balloons. It was SO. STINKIN. CUTE! The kids danced for a little while, then we had them get with their partners and did the waltz for the parents (we practiced this for a few days before the ball). Some parents were in tears, the kids were so precious.
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Fairy Tale Ball 2012 022SAM_2242After the waltz, the kids got to dance their booties off and go around to the different stations to have their pictures taken. Our art teacher and some of the older students did all of our displays for pictures and they turned out AMAZING!
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this last one is actually me and my friend Becki that I teach with :)
I have to say that our FAIRY TALE UNIT was a SUCCESS!!!!

Friday’s Fun Finds will be all about Fairy Tales :)

Hope you can get some great ideas from this post and let me know if you have any wonderful ideas that I can add in next year!

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