Friday, April 6, 2012

A little Bit of Everything

Today is a furlough Friday :( ... but at least it is giving me a chance to finish up my Zoo unit and share what we did this week.

We are still reviewing homophones and the kiddos went on a homophone hunt around the room. Since we can't do language arts centers at our school, the kids don't get to "read the room" very often, so this activity was a real treat for them! I posted homophone pairs around the room and sent them off to look for them :) You can find this activity in my Homophone Mini Unit on TPT!

I love seeing firsties at work! Please advert your eyes from the disaster called my document camera cart... yikes!
We are also going  full throttle in money right now! The kiddos are actually doing really well! SO PROUD! We played a Stamp It! Game to practice making amounts with coins. Each kiddo got a Stamp It! board and a tub of coins, then they went to work. I gave out mini stickers for three in a row (vertical), small stickers for five in a row (horizontal) and a large sticker for a completed board... (p.s. my kids will do just about anything for a As they made their amounts I quickly zoomed around the room to stamp their boards. It was crazy and noisy, but completely on task, on standard and SO MUCH FUN!

You can pick up the Money Stamp It! page HERE :) There are two versions, one at grade level and one below/for kinders.

And, since today is a non school day we squeezed in a tiny bit of bunny/Easter stuff yesterday. We did this cute addition and subtraction egg hunt from Miss Kindergarten. My kids loved using the magnifying glasses. We also made bunny ear hats. This is not a new idea by any means, but honestly, the kids think it is the greatest thing ever. They are so precious!

and... want a peek at my zoo unit?? Look at this cutie!

This craftivity will be included in my giant Zoo unit... to be released soon :)

Have a great weekend!


FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love the lion!
First Grade Blue Skies

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Love that lion!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

The Hands-On Teacher said...

Very cute lion!!! If you don't mind me asking, why can't you guys do "language arts centers" at your school? Just curious! :)

Mrs. Hodson said...

Hi Marie-
Well... maybe can't is a strong word... but it was not the "preference" when I arrived at the school. It was "preferred" that we do a seated independent work- workshop- it is thought that the kids are benefiting more because the are not being interrupted by the changing of centers and it prepares them for workshop in 2nd grade which is also seated... it's not my fave, but I'm on a temp contract so I try not to ruffle to many feathers and go with the flow :) So I squeeze my group activities in elsewhere so that my kiddos still have the opportunity to work with their peers :)

Tamera said...

I am so happy to have found your cute blog and to be your newest follower.
I have also tagged you. Stop by my blog to see the details.
:) Tamera

Mrs. Wheeler said...

So there's probably a "duh" answer to this question but how do they play "Stamp It?" Is it like BINGO, or do they just work on showing the amounts with coins?