Monday, October 6, 2014

Scarecrow Fun




   
We had the best time during our scarecrow unit!!

   
   We made our own scarecrow book. They named
    their scarecrow and wrote about what he liked and
    what he/she didn't like!






After we finished with our unit- we ended it with a Scarecrow Day. I read the book Barn Dance to start it off. We invited our parents for snacks and songs. We even did a little Square dancing!!!  All the kids dressed up as scarecrows! They were so stinkin' cute!!









   We munched on crow cookies, haystacks, and
    Scarecrow crunch!!!


      
The parents loved it!!


    


     We displayed the books in the hall. I had color copies made at Staples, on regular paper, to add to the display!!  
Much cheaper than printing 5x7's!!!







You can click on the pic below to go to our TpT store
and purchase the patterns for this Scarecrow cutie!
Happy Fall!









Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Classroom. Kindergarten 2014


This year I moved schools and am going back to kindergarten. It has been fabulous!!
Here are some pictures of my new room-which is still a work in progress!!






































Saturday, August 16, 2014

Monkey Cupcake Love

We SURVIVED the first week of school!
That calls for a celebration, right???
Well, if you are in Mrs. Smith's Safari Class 
then you celebrate with...
MONKEY CUPCAKES!


It's a great time to practice following directions. 
I baked and iced the cupcakes the night before, 
and then each first grader assembled the 
monkey decorations themselves.

Here's all you'll need for these cute little guys:
Cake Mix (I used yellow)
Chocolate Icing
Vanilla Wafers (for face)
Mini Vanilla Wafers (for ears)
Eye Candy Decorations
Red Gel Icing (for mouth)
Black Gel Icing (for nose)






They were a HUGE hit with the students and 
fit perfectly with our Safari theme!



I also found these adorable monkey paper plates to serve 
them on at Dollar Tree 
(only a $1 for a dozen).










Have you seen our Lion Glyph?
Click on the pic below
to take a look.



Painted accent fruniture

       Adding painted pieces of furniture to your classroom and gives it a special touch!
        I found this bench at TJ Max!  Just added the black and red!! (And bows)



      I painted the tops of the cubbies!!




     I got this bench from Hobby Lobby and added swirls and polk-a-dots!!!





                                          This is the top of another set of cubbies!!




                             I had a black desk just begging to be painted!!!


     I found this old trunk and had to have it! I painted it black and added the alphabet and 
      Numbers. This is where we keep our rest mats!!!


                                               Classroom pictures coming soon!!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Stay Out of the Water!

Da Dum, Da Dum, Da Dum...
It's SHARK WEEK people!!!
We've teamed up with our pal, Jennifer, at First Grade Blue Skies, to offer you a fabulous little giveaway in honor of Shark Week and Back to School.  Enter to win First Grade Blue Skies' Shark Close Read and our very own Shark Glyph below.




Math, Writing, and Art all wrapped into one cool glyph! You'll be able to display all the cool facts your kids learn about sharks with their unique artwork. No two sharks ever turn out the same!
You can find the Shark Glyph with Writing Options {here}


We can't wait to pair our Shark Glyph activities up with this Close Read by First Grade Blue Skies this year!

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Close reads are all the rage with the new common core standards, and this one is highly engaging! And just look at all she's included!



You can find First Grade Blue Skies' Shark Close Read {here}


Enter to win!!