Saturday, May 25, 2019

End of the year activities

Are you ready for the end of the school year? I know it is a time where the students are ready to go and so are you.  It is a hard time of the year to get the kids attention and keep it. My students
were very restless this year.  We tried to go outside but, the rain seemed determined to destroy our plans.  On the last full day of school we made an end of the year book.  It was themed around ice cream.  It was a great end of the year activity for the students.  They wrote about something they learned,  friends, and what advice they had for next year. The page that was a big hit was the autograph page. They ran around getting everyones autograph. Once they filled each page out, they had to color each one.  Then I stapled the books together and we had ice cream sundaes.  I do not buy the big bucket of ice cream. That becomes a real mess. Instead, I buy the little cups from Walmart. Then I buy cans of whip cream and spray it on top. Then we put sprinkles on the top and everyone is happy and this teacher is not teacher tired from the activity. Click here to go to the book.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Synonyms Games

How many days of school do you have left? I have 14 and half days left. These last three weeks are the hardest of the year.  It is difficult holding the students attention. All my students want to do is talk. I decided that the best way to get them to still do work is to have them engaged in center time that focuses on games.  They seem to enjoy this and they can also talk with their friends.  I still have to remind them to lower their voices. One of the games they enjoy is called Crabby Crab. It is a synonyms game. The students play this game like concentration. They match synonyms pairs. The winner is the students who has the most cards. If they get a crabby crab they loose their cards. This game could also be like a go fish game. 
Your students can also complete a synonym worksheet. I hope this will help your students stay engaged at the end of the year. Click  here to view the product.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Three Dimensional Shapes

Do you need some activities for your students to learn three dimensional shapes? I have made a great practice packet for your students to use. I use this packet through out the year. I use it when I introduce three dimensional shapes. Later I use it to review the skill. I teach three dimensional shapes at the beginning of the year. We take the NWEA during the year. I want my student to remember  their shapes. They really enjoy playing the games.  Click on the picture to go to activities.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Suffix and Prefix Center

Do you need some winter activities? Here is another great activity from the Winter Bundle. If you would like to check it out click on the picture. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Winter Activity Bundle for Teachers

Are you looking for resources for the winter months? Here is a great resource to buy.  It is loaded with lots of different activities to keep your students engaged. One of the resources I am planning to use is Winter Idioms and Vocabulary.  I haven't introduced idioms to my students yet.  This fits in great right now because we are having all kinds of winter weather. I will use the cards and then have the students illustrate what that card really means.  Click on the picture to go to the resources.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Substitute Plans for Teachers

I hate making substitute plans.  I usually just leave a big pile of papers for the sub. At the beginning of the year we are required to turn in a sub folder.  I just put lots of copies in the folder.  Most of the time I end up with more students and their isn't enough papers in the folder.  I would like to find a better plan.  I am taking a free workshop for making substitute plans. I am very excited to take it! If you would like to sign up click on the picture to take you to the link.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Classroom Theme

I have been neglecting my blog.  It seems when school starts it becomes hard to keep up with my blog. This year I did a patriotic theme. It turned out to be very cute! One of my favorite finds were fold up patriotic chairs. They really add to the theme and the kids enjoy sitting in them.  Here is a look at my classroom this year.