Fractional Parts and Journeys Unit 6 Sight Words

Saturday, March 30, 2013 4 comments
We worked on fractional parts of a set this week and did a few fun activities with it.  I bought a bag of spring foam stickers and gave each child two colors of the same shape and had them write the fractional parts.

We also used our Do-A-Dots for fractional parts of a caterpillar.

We had our first grade Easter Egg hunt on Thursday at the park. My coworkers and I couldn't resist getting in on the fun and we had our picture made with the Easter bunny.
If you teach Journeys, here is a copy of the sight word RAN boards that go with Unit 6.  Click on the picture to grab yourself a copy.
Totally random, but I think my brother kind of looks like Matt Damon.  I think its the nose.  He would probably kill me if he knew I posted this.  What do you think?
Happy Easter everyone!



First Grade Writing and Illustrations

Sunday, March 17, 2013 1 comment
Have I mentioned how I ♥ first grade illustrations?  First grade pictures drawn by my firsties make my heart happy, happy, happy! (For you Duck Dynasty fans, picture me saying that in my best Phil Robertson voice.)
For example, one of my firsties gave me this picture after we learned about George Washington:

While learning about Texas, we worked on writing "Did you know . . .?" sentences.  I've blogged about this before and you can check it out Here if you want to grab a copy of the writing form these were written on.  Anyhoo, I couldn't resist showcasing a few of these just because of the illustrations.
In the picture below, if you look closely, you can see the mockingbird sitting in the pecan tree, the Texas flag, the armadillo, the bluebonnet and the longhorn.  She tried to include as many state symbols that she could.   *LOVE*
I love how this next picture includes a blue ribbon beside the chili.
We've also been working on writing.  I gave my firsties the topic, "Texas is a nice state to visit"  and I got this little gem.
(you might have to click on it to be able to read it)
Then I gave them the topic, "Texas has many state symbols"
and I got another little gem.

And then, I just had to share this one because the dog is so cute.  Even when I provide my students with an example, they always manage to make it uniquely theirs.  The topic for this writing was, "Owning a dog is a big responsibility."
It's back to work on Monday after a nice Spring Break.  Only 11 more weeks of school.   Geez, how am I ever going to get in everything I want to teach in 11 weeks?