Friday, January 13, 2012

Mystery Box, MLK, & Math!

Hey friends, it has been WAY to long since posting about my sweet kiddos this year! Lemme just say that this week has quite possibly been the L-O-N-G-E-S-T week of my life! I don't know what it was, but I thought Tuesday was a Thursday and I woke up Thursday morning thinking it was Saturday. What. A. Sad. Feeling.

On a brighter note, my firsties did some really fun things today which was just what they needed to finish the week off right! We started the day with a little Mystery Box. I mean, who doesn't love a little mystery box?!?! (and it fit perfectly in with our 'making inferences' unit!) Here are my kids getting ready for the big mystery!

Any guesses?!? IT'S A MICROPHONE! Wonder why? It was my way of introducing the important speaker: Martin Luther King, JR. I then read "Martin's Big Words" and the kids made the CUTEST handprint wreath (I'll show pictures on Tuesday!) They completed the MLK Weekly Reader with a partner and watched a GREAT MLK video from Discovery Streaming!

After lunch I COULD NOT find my math activities for today and began to freak out...then I remembered that I am teacher. I am flexible. I quickly made these cards that had questions like "My number is more than 58 and less than 80" and placed them all around the room. I partnered kids up and had them rotate to each station. Of course, I made sure they showed their work and gave me the right answer. The atmosphere in the room was great with lots of discussion about...numbers! Love it!

Anyway, that's all I got for today and SO happy for my 3 day weekend. *Sigh*

Monday, January 9, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

"The Rules"

1) Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
I just wanted to give a HUGE thank you to Annie over at Awesome in 1st Grade for awarding me this Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you! She has a great blog with LOTS of awesome freebies!

2)Tell 7 things about yourself:

-I've been teaching 1st grade for 4 years and LOVE it

-My principal and I share the same anniversary

-I'm a wife of 4 years and 'mom' to our chocolate lab Abby of 2 years

-I'm currently listening to the new Florence & the Machines CD (thanks to Sophie!)

-I'm currently reading the 2nd Hunger Games book "Catching Fire" along with the book "One Thousand Gifts"

-I graduated from ACU (go Wildcats!) and loved it. Seriously couldn't have been a better college for me!
-I was the Pledge Mom for my sorority (and I'm sure this is no surprise at all for those of you who know me well!)

3) Pass this on to newly discovered blogs and let them know they received the award!

Check out these new blogs and be sure to follow them!