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Online Shopping & Windsocks!

One of my favorite things is when I get home and I have a package waiting on my doorstep! My husband says I *might* be a little obsessed with online shopping... So, it's a good thing I have my own web boutique! You can follow it on Facebook! When I opened my web store  almost 3 years ago, I wanted to offer my customers some of my favorite things. One of my all-time favorite companies is PSA Essentials. I LOVE their products. If you've never heard of PSA, they sell THE.BEST. personalized stampers. One of my on-going projects this year is organizing my classroom library, so I ordered a stamp to personalize all of my books. I love how it turned out! I also ordered a few more goodies for my classroom... I got an alignment tool for changing out the stamp body, a black & lime ink … [Read more...]

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All About Groundhogs by Mary Elizabeth

Did you know that groundhogs are so interesting? Groundhogs weigh 5 to 10 pounds. Did you know the Babies are called kits? Groundhogs live 3 to 5 year. Groundhogs are interesting animals have you seen a groundhog? Thanks to Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade for the super cute groundhog template! … [Read more...]

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Franklin Facts & Wind Socks!

We loved learning about Benjamin Franklin! We read A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin and we charted facts about his life. We then created a kite of "Franklin Facts." The children loved this activity and enjoyed sharing their favorite facts with one another. On the last day of our Benjamin Franklin unit, someone knocked on the door and left us a note. The note was signed by "Ben Franklin" and it said to meet him in the Media Center! We also completed a unit on Weather. During this unit we learned all about the different types of weather and we kept a Weather Journal. One of our favorite activities was creating our own Wind Sock! After our Wind Socks were complete, we took them outside to see which way the wind was blowing! … [Read more...]

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Life Cycle Projects!

During the last few weeks of school, our class learned about Life Cycles in Science. Each student had to select an animal to research about at home. They then created a Life Cycle project to share with the class. All of the students did such a great job! We learned all about the life cycle of a ladybug, horse, and a cicada... just to name a few! One of the class favorites was Olivia's project. She chose to research a Sea Anemone! Isn't her project just fabulous? … [Read more...]

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A picture in the sky…

In Science, we have been learning all about the Sun, Moon, and Stars! We read an awesome book about Constellations and we learned that a constellation is a "picture in the sky." After reading our informational book and discussing constellations, the students had their chance to create their own! The students loved this activity and were able to create some very interesting constellations! Cameron created a dolphin, Charlotte created a flag, and Jose created a car. Nickolle created a house, Daniel created a heart, and Mariana created a book. JohnEisha created a pan, Tiona created a rose, and Madison created a heart. Sofia created a flower and Scotty created a T-Rex. … [Read more...]

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Making Connections!

During the first weeks of school, I shared my "All About Me" bag with our class. One of the things that I shared was that one of my favorite places is Hawaii. The students became very interested in Hawaii and throughout the school year I have shared many experiences with them. One of the experiences that I shared during Writer's Workshop was about hiking on Mount Kilauea - one of the world's most active volcanoes. This volcano is located on the Big Island of Hawaii and has been erupting continuously since 1983. This week during our D.E.A.R. time, one of the students was reading a new Science reader that had just been delivered from Scholastic. The student was eagerly reading the new book about Volcanoes and then excitedly said "I just made a text-to-world connection!" He excitedly … [Read more...]

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