Since starting our blog and posting pics of our classrooms, we have had tons of requests for instructions on how we made our hand-cut Alphabet cards that hang on the wall. You know how hard it is to find something cute that matches your classroom theme and doesn't look just like everyone else's! Well, Angela, being the super-talented-amazing-creative-artist that she is, just picks up a pair of scissors and starts cutting. Sometimes she sketches first, but she can really do it with just scissors. She created the Alphabet display for her own classroom several years ago and we were all in absolute awe. Several teachers in my school begged and pleaded her help in making one but there is only so much of her to go around. Soooo, I'm very pleased to announce that we have finally finished the Original Alphabet Patterns for you to be able to create your own alphabet display! You can customize the colors and accents to fit your decorating color scheme. We've included all of the patterns, detailed instructions and lots and lots of photos.
If laminated well, these will last for years in your classroom. Or at least until you're ready to redecorate again!!! It does take a little time to make, but we think you and your students will love it as much as we have. Click on any of the photos to go to our Teacher's Pay Teacher's store to purchase the patterns.
September is the perfect time to do Snow White and learn all about apples!!
Each student has a fairy tale journal. We write to different characters and try to give them some Seven Habit help if needed or we praise them for the habits they used... of course the character writes each student back giving feedback and answering questions.
Students couldn't wait to write the Queen in Snow White....
They were a little hard on her... she wrote them back and sent them an apple.... mostly red, but with a little green!! :)
They love coming in to see their letters!!
OH, NOOOOOOOOOO .... remember that apple was from the Queen....
Apples were never the same!! :)
When we wrote Snow White she sent us a bucket full of apples to bob!!!
We just love Fun-tastic Friday afternoons!!!!
Couldn't do September and apples without a little Johnny!!
One of our fist fairy tales was The Princess and the Pea...
Here are some of the things we did with it!!! First we went on a secret mission to find out if our mothers were REAL princesses.... They were soooo excited!
They had to come up with a plan to hide the pea under their mother's mattress..... of course I sent a secret emails to be ready to "whine" about how horrible they slept!! The kids were thrilled that it worked!!!
Since they were Real Princesses we had to make them a crown!!! We used green peas to decorate!!
Then the mom's were presented with a certificate to prove they were a REAL princess...
To tie in non-fiction... we learned all about peas and howthey grew... then we HAD to have a pea tasting party!!!
It was hard squeezing all those peas the night before
to get pea juice... :)
We made a book telling how each type of pea tasted!
It was sooooo much fun!!! What a way to start the year.
I teach kindergarten and I love it! I have taught
1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, and have been an instructional coach, too! This year my class theme
is Fairy Tales and Folk Tales! I love it when they say "What are we doing next?"
I'm currently teaching some sweet first graders at Union Hill School in Alabama. I've been a school counselor, reading coach, and 3rd grade teacher. I'm proud to be the daughter of two amazing teachers!!