Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Awards and Awesome Blogs:)

I just received the Liebster Blog Award from Jen at Hooked on Teaching. The Liebster Blog Award is for up and coming bloggers. Thanks Jen for honoring my blog with this awesome award. I LOVE the support!
Here are the rules:

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers!! 

Here are my top five picks for up and coming bloggers. I am sending them the Liebster Blog award. Be sure to check them out because they have FABULOUS ideas!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Great finds from fellow Bloggers:)

A BIG "Shout Out" goes out to First Grade Blue Skies for this WONDERFUL craft that my Firsties made this week!!! They worked so very hard on them!! I even incorporated it into a practice for their Word Wall Words by having them write their words in each whisker of Santa's beard!! It started to become a competition on how many words/whisker's their Santa would have. They LOVED it!!! Thanks to First Grade Blue Skies for the inspiration:) 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas "Word Work" Freebie

Here is a great word work center activity that my students are loving!!!! I thought I would share this fun little Freebie!!!! I'm also loving that the theme is MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Feel free to download and use with your students....just please leave me a comment so I know what you thought of it!! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fun Friday "Fotos"

We have had another great week with Nicey, our classroom Elf on the Shelf!!! Here are just a few of the places that we found Nicey in our classroom. He's so silly!!!

One more week with Nicey to go!!! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The BUSY Classroom Elf!

UPDATE on our classroom elf, Nicey!!! He has been very busy in our classroom taking good notes for Santa!  Take a look at all of the places he's found to watch my Firsties so far:)
High on the bookshelf....

Way up high on the windowsill....

Uh, Oh, Nicey got caught in our classroom snacks!!!
This was too kiddo's could not believe that Nicey did this!!!
Some of the comments were...
  • "He must have been HUNGRY!!!"
  • "I can't believe he stole our snack!"
  • "He's gonna get in trouble by Santa!"
  • " we can't go to writing center because if we accidentally touch him or knock him over, he'll lose his magic!"
We have also had a great time with Nicey this week during Writer's Workshop!!!  We've written about what reports that he has given to Santa so far, where we will find him watching the next day, etc.  He's been a great incentive for the kiddos to work hard and get along in class!!!
I have lots of ideas of how I will use our classroom Elf On The Shelf next week....can't wait to get creative:) We will be doing lots of interactive activities at the Elf On The Shelf site!!! Check it fun:)  Can't wait to show my Firsties Monday the email that we got from Santa from that site. Merry Christmas...and be looking for updates to my classroom elf, Nicey:)


S.U.M.M.E.R.!!!!!!!!!!! :)