Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons!

Pete the Cat is back with his four groovy buttons! This new book comes out on May 1st! I pre-ordered my copy and I can't wait for it to get here. I was telling my class that Pete would be visiting soon and I gave them a preview with this video from the publisher. They are super excited (and I have to admit I am too)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Robot Scramble

I found some super cute plastic robots (left over from Easter) at Walmart for $1.  I am slightly obsessed with word scrambles if you can't tell.  I also picked up a sea creature set and a spring animals set.  I will post these word scrambles as soon as I finish them :)

 Robot Scramble Robot Letters2

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Subtraction Story Problems

I wanted to share some subtraction story problems I created a few years ago.  You will have to excuse my "pond" drawing. Enjoy!
Story Problems 2

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Money, Money, Money

Although my school system doesn't have us teaching money until the last 3 weeks of the school year I get a bit of a jump start. We watch this video 3 or 4 times a weeks at the beginning of math.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

More Than, Less Than and Equal to 10

Our school system's curriculum has us reviewing more than, less than and equal to 5 and 10 before we begin addition.  I whipped this up real quick to put in the pocket chart center.

More Than Less Than Equal 10

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Study: Race relations through a child's eyes

Anderson Cooper details the results of a study commissioned by AC360° to explore children's perception of race. In Part I of the "Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture" series, an in-depth look at how young children interpret ambiguous drawings and understand interracial friendships.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture

I watched AC360 tonight. It was about a study they conducted with children about race. Here is Anderson Cooper talking about it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

More "easter eggs"

I was wonder through Walmart the other morning when I came across these cute little cupcakes with candy inside. They were so cute I just had to pick them up.  I removed the candy (but was good and didn't eat it).  I created this activity to go along with the cupcakes.  The students choose a cupcake.  Inside are letters cut apart that they then unscramble to make a sight word we have been learning.  If my sight word don't match your needs just make up your own letter titles.  Notice that I make each word a different color so that if a letter drops it is easy to figure out where it needs to put back.  I hope you can use it.
Cupcake Word Scramble