Here are our Handprint penguins I forgot to take a picture of last week:
Precious right? Thanks Pinterest!
And here are the last few pages of our Penguin books and the covers:
And here is some of our Tacky fun:
|From Jessica Williamson at Welcome to room 36!|
During Math we made our Penguin Glyphs from Deanna Jump's Unit:
Here's our Penguin Wall:
Our Math & Literacy centers this week are the same Penguin centers from last week so I'm not going to repost them, but next week we will start using the Valentine centers from my Valentine's Unit and Pocket Chart Activity.
We spent the second half of our week learning about Groundhogs and celebrating our 100th day of school!
We made predictions about what Punxsutawney Phil would see. Each child made a groundhog:
And then did this cute art project:
This was the perfect time for us to learn all about groundhogs, burrows and hibernation!
Friday was our 100th Day! I forgot we told the kids to dress like they were 100 until they all showed up! Aren't these the cutest 100 year olds you've ever seen?
We had our 100 year old selfs all hung up to decorate our room....
|from Deanna Jump|
I bought these bowls at the dollar tree and they were the perfect size. I'll definitely be saving them for years to come. Each teacher brought in a snack and I put them into the ten different bowls. Here they are all lined up.
We used candy hearts, fruit loops, cheerios, cheese puffs, marshmallows, pretzels, cocoa puffs, popcorn, goldfish, and raisins. We have some allergies so we opted not to use m&ms or nuts.
Then I placed the bowls all around my room at different centers. As each class came to me they were assigned to a bowl. We counted out ten together into our hands and they took them back to their mats:
Then they went back to the same bowl and we rotated around the room until they had all ten snacks on their mat.
We also made Superbowl Predictions this week. First We talked about what the superbowl is ( a lot of my kids had no idea!) Then the kids made their predictions about who would win. Then we made these adorable football players from A Cupcake for the Teacher, and the kids wrote about who they thought would win. I have to say I am really impressed with my students segmenting and sounding out, they have come so far since the beginning of the year!
Next week we are on to Valentine's Day and Presidents!
As a side note - I've uploaded some new stuff to TPT.
also included but available seperately: Zoo Pocket Chart
also included but available seperately: On The Farm Pocket Chart
Next Up I'm working on my Pirate Centers.....
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Here are the books we read this week!