Friday, January 27, 2012

Penguins, Punxsutawney, and Printables for my Peeps!

Hi Friends! Kerri here...
I'm gonna keep it short and sweet, cause man, I am T to the I to the R to the get the picture! 

We had a busy week this week. We made our Jan Brett project on Golidilocks and the Three Bears-sorry, no pics this time. :(  , learned about penguin habitats, and made our Dragon art (love!). 

My student teacher taught the kidlets to draw and label an Emperor Penguin's habitat, and man oh man, they were CUTE!! I decided to live on the edge and have them draw ONLY in sharpie (I know, playing with fire, right??) because we didn't have time for pencil AND sharpie, and they really rose to the occasion!! 

Of course I had to preface the lesson with, "YOU NEED TO LOOK, LISTEN, AND LEARN. DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS, DO NOT MAKE COMMENTS, AND DO NOT ASK IF YOU CAN ADD DETAILS UNTIL THE END, GOT IT??? (Imagine my most serious face ever)... 
Maybe sharpie only be our new "strategy", they like it when I make things our "new strategy"...we sound so sophisticated when we use the word "strategy" instead of "we were in a hurry."

I just heart first grade art so darn much!! It is so authentic and real!! And my kids LOVE to label! They would label the whole everything if I let them!

Up next week, good ole Punxsutawney Phil! Here he is...
If you want the dimensions, let me know and I will post them this weekend. Too tired now.

This year we are going to add a little bit of writing and glue it on the grass. We will probably write about whether or not he saw his shadow. Click on the groundhog for your own copy of the's cute, I promise!

Sooo....last year, when I started blog stalking, I came across this post from Cara Carroll, and OF COURSE, I ran out immediately to the Dollar Tree to get my own heart boxes. Unfortunately, I got there the day after Valentine's day and ALL the heart boxes were put away. Wah, wah, wah, wah! 

Well, this year, I happened upon a Dollar Tree on the way to have lunch have some samples at Costco with my hubs (I joke, half the stuff we can't eat cause we're veggie heads, but I could eat their pizza ALL the live long day!!) and I dragged him in there so fast!! Drum roll please!!

I GOT MY HEART BOXES!!! I was GIDDY with glee when I saw them (my husband thought I was a NUTTER!!) but I got my durn heart boxes, BABY!! Whoot whoot!! 
So, of course I will be doing her super cute spelling scramble AND I made this little heart addition and subtraction diddy to use with them as well. I will put 2 numbers in each box and my little darlings will either have to add or subtract the numbers, depending on the number on the worksheet. 
Done and Done! Click on the heart for your copy, and for goodness sakes, girls, don't wait until the day after V-Day to try and buy them!!

Note to self...Sharpie paint pens MAY look pretty when you first write the numbers on the boxes, but the ink rubs off after about 30 minutes!! Dagnabit!! I rue the day I bought THAT paint pen!

And, thanks for buying my little February words writing packet! You guys are so sweet! I am excited to introduce it next week!

I know I said it would be short, but obviously I have a blogging problem. I'm off to watch Gold Rush Alaska, snuggle under my blankie, and PROBABLY fall asleep on the couch until all hours of the morning. I CAN'T WAIT!!
XOXO Kerri


Andi said...

I missed out on the heart boxes last year, too! This year, I went to the dollar store a bit after Christmas looking for pirate stuff and low and behold I saw them!!! I was so excited, too. It's the little things!
I'd love the dimensions on your groundhog art. It is so cute (as always)

Erin said...

I will be stopping by Dollar Tree today! Thanks for the recording sheet!

Projects & Polkadots

Meredith Gilbert said...

Looks like I am going to Dollar Tree today! What a super Math Station!

Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love that Phil!! =)
First Grade Blue SKies

Mrs. McHaffie said...

These are all kinds of adorable...all of it... the groundhog craftivity and paper, the hearts {which I totally saw on Cara's post last year and waited till after V-day and they were all gone, SHOCKER}, and the recording sheets!
Heading to the Dollar Tree today and, of course, Target Dollar Spot too!

Thanks for all the wonderful goodies!
Beg, Borrow, Steal

Kristin said...

Love the art!!! And the "Look, Listen and Learn"!!!! :) :) :)
Now I'm off to check out what to do with those heart boxes for a spelling scramble! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kate said...

I love the heart boxes! I need to go check my dollar tree!
To The Square Inch

Kim said...

So excited! I got my heart boxes!!! I had just been to Cara's blog and seen her post using them. Then I get to yours and see your idea. A quick dash to my delightful Dollar Tree and I snagged enough for both activities!

Melanie Morgan said...

I'm dying to know how you made the groundhog. I'd love to do it with my firsties! I'd love the dimensions (since you so generously offered). :)

Tanya Solano said...

I just found your blog from the TBA link up! SO SO SO SO glad I did! I just picked up my heart boxes from Albertson's $1 a bag, and now I have some great ideas of how I can use them!
PS I'm your newest follower :)
Ms. Solano's Kindergarten

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