Meet ‘N Greet
Our first grade team. :-)
First day of school homework assignment to build community.
DIY Carpet Stenciling
Choose Ellison die & dab neg. space w/ fabric paint.
Hawaiin Door Entrance
Hung hula skirt from Dollar Tree.
Comfy Reading Cubes!
Soft w/ storage space.
I call groups by jellyfish color.
Sight Word Wall
Color coded by differentiated lists w/ content vocab.
Today’s Hint Board
Generates curiosity/excitement every morning.
Decorate w/ pictures, stickers, etc. to personalize writing time.
Leaves change/fall and pumpkins grow.
Adjective share-out before measurement explorations.
Tennis Ball Chair Slippers
Recruited my nephew to muscle them on! Reduces noise!
Introduction to scales.
Measuring with unifix cubes.
Measurement w/ yarn and yardstick.
Black paper, gauze strips, and googly eyes.
Walking Water Experiment
Practice w/ observing.
Rain Cloud Cup
Demonstration of cloud saturation.
Glue layers of tissue paper squares to half of a paper plate.
Thankful Letters to Fire Station
Authentic writing opportunity. Paired with ‘The FIrefighters Thanksgiving’ book.
Holiday Traditions Show ‘N Tell
Holidays Around the World
Temperatures freeze…let it snow!
Penguin on Ice
Cute follow-up craft after a NF read-aloud.
Polish Caroling Stick
‘Holidays Around the World’ craft.
1 cutter, 1 gluer, 1 drawer.
Tacky the Penguin
Reading Month Door!
Paper Bag Princess
Bulletin board dress w/ sentence strip straps.
100th Day Collection
Donated to local food pantry.
100th Day Hat
Ten Frame Champ…building number sense & complements of 10.
100 Acts of Friendship
Perfect for 100th Day/Valentine’s Day.
100th Day Cheerio Necklaces
Love Monster Bag
For Valentine’s card exchange…
Everything turns green, flowers bloom, and insects buzz.
Spring Rainbow Cloud
Cup, googly eyes, pipe cleaner, cotton ball (tail), grass seed.
Yarn, straw, sunflower seeds, cupcake holder.
‘Reuse It’ Project
Students find ways to reuse household items.
Cinquain w/ Water Colors
Generate, paint, and write poetry about spring nouns.
Coffee Filter Earth
Scribble w/ washable markers then spray. Will dry like tie-dye!
Unwrap a Book!
Wrap books/use festive gift bags for holiday read-alouds.
Lucky Leprechaun Head
Paper plate, green hat cut-out, googly eyes, and orange strips.
Hidden Treasure Hunt
Have a leprechaun leave clues to reinforce map skills/inferring. :-)
Famous American Posters
Create collaborative group posters and display all year!
‘What Stuck?’ Poster
Great way for kids to communicate learning.
Great for role-playing as noteworthy people or characters.
Fun with our new readers’ theater scripts from DonorsChoose.org!
Readers’ Theater Scenery
Using the Promethean board.
ABC Dr. Seuss Book
Assign a letter to each child and publish.
Students must determine their coin critter’s worth.
Generating excitement about books…I have the best husband!
PBL…donated funds to our local children’s hospital.
Buy our fun-doh! :-)
The Fun-doh Experts
Thanks Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Mills!
Life Cycle of a Frog
Observing Tadpole Growth!
Lesson from the expert.
Skyping w/ our collaborative buddies from Christopher Farms ES!
Observing Animals on Live Web Cams!
Love Monterey Bay, Houston Zoo, and National Zoo Web Cams.
Minions YMCA Performance!
Yep…I’m Gru and those are my Minions! :-)
Hubby shares family’s old dinosaur bones excavated in the 1950’s.
Keep all past scripts/poems in a folder for practice as a choice for early finishers.
‘Poem in my Pocket’ Day
Students bring in a fav. poem to share when prompted!
Sight Word Hopscotch
Fun with chalk!
Sight Word Practice
Chalk on black construction paper.
UPS Check for Problem-Solving
Cooperative activity. 1 writer, 1 Illustrator, 1 Mathematician, and 1 UPS Checker.
‘Math Games Galore’ Project
DonorsChoose.org materials arrived!
Got a kickball story published!
Nephew’s Science Project
Is it faster to run to the bag or slide?
Red Carpet EOY Event
Red bulletin board paper w/ blow horns!
Pen Pal Picnic
EOY Pen Pal Picnic w/ nearby school!
EOY Beach Pails
Filled w/ goodies and signed by each child.