Thursday, December 22, 2016

Grinch Day 2016

This has to be one of my very favorite days to celebrate!!! My kids love this day!

First of course, sending home a letter written in grinch lettering on green paper of course! 

I asked for the kids to either dress like a grinch, wear grinch clothing or just wear green. Here's what we got! 

We read the Grinch and did some activities! We made an ornament out of a green spoon and red felt.

 They made giant grinches to take home!

Of course, the kids got grinched by the grinch and couldn't get into their lockers all day because he covered them with green paper and he also captured our Olaf!

 We made directed drawing Grinchmas plates for the parents but I can't show those yet because I don't want any of my parents to see their gift early!

The kids loved seeing the grinch door and decorations! 

 The Grinch even took all of their pencils away and left them nothing but green pencils to write with!

There is an awesome app on the IPhone that turns your kids into the Grinch! It's called the Grinch Cam!

Every year I try to add something new! This year I added an awesome Grinch pot! 

 I also added a new light box design!

I also painted a new canvas which the kids loved!

The kids loved Grinch juice and their Grinch glasses!

 And at the end of the day, my kids went home with green candy canes licked by the Grinch, Grinch pills and Grinch dust!

 It was an amazing day and one loved by all! I can't wait until next year!!!

Merry Grinchmas everyone!!!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Skyping with Australia

We have been learning about holidays around the world and one of the countries was Australia! So, Tuesday December 13 was a day to remember for the entire first grade! We Skyped with Dan Colquhoun and it was amazing! 

We sang songs, heard an Australian Christmas Story and they got to ask him questions! The kids loved it!

They loved it so much that they begged me to buy the book he read to us! Thank goodness for Amazon! One Golden Kangaroo is on the way!

Thank you Mr. Dan!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Very Oriental Trading Christmas!!

I just love Charlie Brown! I love Charlie Brown's Christmas!!! Thanks to Oriental Trading, I was able to bring the Peanuts Gang to my classroom! Boy, did my kids just love it!!!!

First, I got the Peanuts Gang back drop! The backdrop is of the Peanuts Gang around their Christmas Tree! I just love this scene. Then I added the giant cardboard Snoopy Snow globe and voila an amazing photo opportunity and an awesome sight to see!!! I decorated my hallway with this. I love how Oriental Trading has such a huge variety for a Charlie Brown Christmas Extravaganza!!!! They also have an amazing collection of holiday backdrops!!!

Isn't this awesome!!!!

I took a picture of each of my kids individually!!!

Not only does Oriental Trading have awesome back drops but they have an amazing collection of games to play for the holidays! I love the Snoopy bean bag toss and Plinko game!!! My kids had a ball playing them. We not only played them for fun but they also used them for Math!

To add to your Holiday fun, Oriental Trading has amazing Photo Booth Props! I love the Peanuts Christmas Photo Props and so did my kids!!! What an amazing addition to our celebration!!!!

Of course, you can't forget goody bag items for your holiday celebration! Oriental Trading has an awesome selection of pencils, stickers and bracelets as well as other fun items to make your holiday bags for your kiddos!!! I absolutely love the Peanuts items!!!!

So when you are planning your holiday celebration, Oriental Trading is the way to go! They have everything you need and then some!!! Click on the Peanuts picture below to check out all that Oriental Trading has to offer to help plan your Holiday celebration!!!

Happy Birthday Walt Disney

Walt Disney's birthday was on December 5. To celebrate this in the classroom, we read a nonfictionbook about Walt Disney. We discussed the facts and talked about what a biography was. They kids made a Mickey Mouse head and wrote three facts about Walt Disney. Then for math, they made another Mickey head and represented a number three different ways.

We also got our picture taken with mouse ears and a famous Disney saying. We enjoyed this day!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Dover Air Force Base

Dover Air Force Base is an amazing place to visit! This has to be one of my all time favorite field trips!

I think that it is so important for my first graders to be able to visit a place that is so important such as this. Many of the students in our school are affected by this place due to many of theirnfamiliy members are deployed!

The boys love this trip because of the opportunity to walk into and explore the huge aircraft! The girls also love this part of the trip!

What I love is the guides are veterans and this is so important for my kids to be able to aw and interact with veterans! We just completed our unit on veterans and  they were so excited when they saw that our guide was a veteran from nktnjust one war but two!

Here are some pictures from our trip! Check out these huge planes!!!

My kids loved the airplanes! They also loved touring the museum! What really amazed them was the number of ping pong balls that would fit on their largest plane! 

We saw a rocket and got our picture in front of it!

We got our picture taken by an air plane!

We took a selfie!

 We got to sit in seats like passengers!

We loved it! It was an awesome day!!!