Monday, February 20, 2012

Dental Health Month

Ok well I finally got around to posting our Dental Health pictures! One of the many activities we did was an idea I saw on the blog "The First Grade Parade". We read the story "What Does the Tooth Fairy Do With All Those Teeth" and created little tooth fairies to go along with our writing prompt. They turned out so cute!!

 "I think he turns them into golden teeth for people" I LOVE that this one was a male tooth fairy- too cute!
"I think that she turns your teeth into dust"
 This one is a little blurry but it says "I think she finds out what kind of teeth they are"
I had cut out the major parts of this craft for them and then let them decorate their own faces and make their own hair. I loved how creative some of them were!

President's Day

Last week we celebrated President's Day and made some adorable Abe Lincoln hats with facts to hang up in the hall! My kiddos LOVED learning about Abraham Lincoln this week, they loved finding out that he kept important letters in his hat :) George Washington was equally as exciting as they are now spotting his face all over the quarters and one dollar bills they bring in for lunch money!
These were the "Abraham Lincoln Fact Books" they made. The outside covers are stovepipe hats.

Then inside they wrote down some of their favorite Abraham Lincoln facts :)

These were super easy to make and my little ones loved making them :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The 100th Day of School

The 100th Day of school flew by. I like to consider it a school holiday, a day all about celebrating being 100 days smarter. We had so much fun completing many activities. First, all my little sweeties came in dressed as if they were 100 years old. They were hilarious! I wish I could post pictures of them for you with their gray hair, glasses, canes, boys with clip on ties, and the girls with their white gloves and pearls! They were precious, but my school is very strict about posting pictures online and my job is more important to me than sharing pictures- sorry!
 We started the day with all of the students walking in under our big door decoration that said "You are 100 Days Smarter!" This began the day with some excitement about the 100th day. We also started off our day with this: from The Kinder Polka Dot Patch
 Later, in circle time, we all crowded around our giant "cheese pizza" and began to put on our 100 toppings to make it a 100th Day Supreme Pizza! The students loved getting to pick out their favorite toppings and put them on our pizza.
 We also got some extra practice on fine motor skills by cutting out 100 gumballs for our giant gumball machine. The, table by table, the students got to glue their colorful gumballs onto our machine. Both the pizza idea and the gumball idea (and quotes) are from Julie Lee at

We got to write about what we would buy if we had $100 dollars and we got to write about one big thing we have learned how to do in the past 100 days.

Can't wait until next year!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

End of January/Beginning of February Fun

Here are a few of our activities we have done the past few weeks. There will be plenty more to come before Valentine's Day

This is our snowman glyph. I saw the idea on Pinterest and then changed it a little.

Our Valentine's Day Glyph

Finished product of Valentine's Day Glyph!