Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last weeks before Christmas break

Do you all feel as exhausted as I do? I need this Christmas break more than ever!
We have been working really hard. 
This week I kept adding more Santa buntings.



I already explained everything about this buntings in the previous post. But I wanted to give big shout out: IKEA has this great red hangers half price now that Christmas is almost here. I will be buying more as they saved me some time.
I also got more double side wrapping paper. I cannot pass a deal ;)

We also created beautiful Christmas trees. I love this cute idea. Here is the pinspiration: KROKOTAG TREES

The best part is that they can stick it into a flowerpot to decorate.

We were studying arctic animals and I could not pass the opportunity to create this cute penguins. The idea is from For the Love of Art. Thanks!


I am linking with the great Amy Lemons for this part:


We decorated the whole school this year. This is my classroom door.

But my favorite part are this First Grade Blue Skies Elfs. I purchased this craftivity long time ago and it is my favorite so far.
The kids wrote elf stories and the hanged them. They are so proud!

 Here is the link to the craft: ELF CRAFTIVITY.
SO WORTH IT!



Monday, December 8, 2014

Santa is everywhere!

We are getting our classroom ready for the holidays. This was Santa's week. The kids loved this directed drawing I found on pinterest:


It was super easy following the steps.
Then we cut all the drawings and glue them onto doublesided wrapping paper.


  
The kids did and amazing job!



There are many different crafts on krokotak.com

We will try more next week.

Visit the store if you like our newest Santa craftivity:






Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bye bye Fall


We have been working on Proper Nouns and Common nouns. If you have been following for a while you know that I would not miss the opportunity to create a craft. So we created these Fall trees and I asked the kids to classify the nouns (Proper Nouns on the left/Common Nouns on the right). We also added the definition in the little boxes.
Get the pattern here (English & Spanish). I added some blank leaves to write their own nouns.

On the other hand I finished my Fall crafts with the first grade classrooms. I love being the Art Teacher! We created cute Fall leaves in a very short session. 


First we glued a leave in the middle of a yellow paper. Then added some colorful strips of paper as borders. 
The kids added the eyes made of punched circles and drew the arms and legs. It worked great and they were really proud of them! :)



I did not invented this craft myself I just used a cheap version of this one leaf people from Mess for Less.



Friday, October 31, 2014

5 for Friday



We finally celebrated our first birthday! The kids loved getting their birthday pen. I created a small tag. Click on the picture to get it. The birthday candles are from Cara Taylor. And they are free!


We had fun creating silly pumpkins.

I had seen it in Doodle Bugs Teaching and I saved it for Friday.


We finished our bat unit. They kids love this unit year after year. We created an anchor chart with all the information researched.


Then we copied the information on bat patterns and I added a very long straw to make them fly! 



We also studied the parts of the bat. If you are interested in this unit check out the TPT store.






I finally found what I was looking for... I have been debating about buying some Ikea furniture for the classroom. So when I found this deal I bought it!



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween party!



We have been having fun all week! We started with a scary story on Monday. It is included in my Ordinals pack. It is a ghost story to review ordinals. The kids loved being able to change the little boy faces.


Today we earned a big celebration. 
I told my kids that my grandma was a witch and she left me a brew recipe. I have shared a blank pattern so you can create your own. :)
We filled ours and then we moved on with the brew.


We started our brew! If you are interested in the witch craftivity check out the previous post.

 

To set the table I used IKEA plates, glasses, napkins and confetti. It was quite cheap. With every step we added it to our recipe.

All the ingredients were pretty simple: milk, sugar, yogurt, cocoa, nutella, cream... 

Each kid got a small glass with brew. They loved it!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween fun!

We just reached 3000 followers!

I am so happy I just decided it is the time to have a giveaway!

To celebrate I am also working on some of my old best sellers. I just updated the pumpkins unit:





For more Halloween units check out the whole HALLOWEEN BUNDLE.

We are almost ready for Halloween in the classroom. This week we create our Halloween witches. It was super EASY! You have the pdf at the end of the blog post. 

I gave the students the pieces and they created all the details (hair, eyes...).
This year I have 26 kids. So I decided  to use Nicole's idea. Check it in Rowdy in Room 300. We used scrap boxes and we found there lots of missing pieces. :)







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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Place value week

This week has been all about place value! 


I have started to create my own classroom posters in A3. This makes them easier to see and to organize. I also added a small magnet at the back of poster to hang it on the wall. All my walls are great for magnets as I am in a portable. I saw this great idea in Teaching with Style. Thanks!!!
So going back to the Place Value stuff we introduced hundreds. First we created them with dough. We had fun creating numbers with Play Dough.
To work on this unit I have purchased some cool stuff from TPT. Check out:
 Number Knowledge {Place Value and Comparing/Ordering Numbers}Playing Around With Place ValueNumbers in Base Ten {5 Math Centers 0-700}

I specially love Amy Lemon's stuff when I teach second grade. We used some of the manipulatives in one of her packets with this worksheet. Check out her blog posts about place value.

She makes visual stuff that I don't need to translate to Spanish.

THANKS, AMY!

I also used some freebies. Blair Turner has this great Place Value activity with three different levels. My kids have already gone through level 1 and 2. We worked in pairs and I created the response sheet myself in Spanish. Thanks Blair! Check other free scoot games:
FREE Reading and Writing 3-Digit Numbers (Standard, ExpandPlace Value Rock Place Value Scoot - 3-digit numbers using base 10 (MAB) blocks
 

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