Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere!

Wow! These few weeks have been very hectic. We have been working on apples, plants, Columbus's day, pumpkins, and we had to get ready for open house on top of that. It has been really hectic and I feel like I have neglected our poor little blog.

Well I wanted to share these really cute pumpkins my students did for open house. One of my teamates found a cute unit online where the students chose a favorite character and they transform their pumpkin into it. I am not going to lie I was a little worried at first because it was our first year doing it and I didn't know how many families would really get creative. I guess I was worried because all the first grade team was doing it and I was worried that my class would be looking like a hot mess. HA!

Well let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised. The students and parents did an awesome job. The pumpkins came out super cute and the students were able to write about their character so it was perfect for Open House. The whole first grade team had the pumpkins lining the hallway for Open House. It was a big hit with everyone. I do not know how many compliments we received from different families and teachers.

Here are a few pictures so that you can judge for yourself.

Chicken Little
Fancy Nancy and Penguin (something? I forgot the title)
Thomas the Train, Oscar the Grouch and David

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Hello Friends!

Well my class is studying germs next week. So as I was researching (or blogstalking) to see all the fabulous ideas my fellow bloggers have come up with I ran into Saylor's Log.
She has the cutest blog. She also did a really cute unit on Germs. I got some wonderful ideas from her site so if you haven't checked her out it is a must.

Well as I continued my research I found some more cute ideas all over the place so I decided to put them all together for you in a quick Germ Mini-Unit. So just click on the link and head on over to our Teachers Notebook for your freebie.

Hope you enjoy and I always appreciate comments!