Thursday, February 2, 2012

Black and White, Baby! and a freebie or 2-TYPO FIXED!

Is this door not the cutest thing EVER?? I just had to share. An adorable mom, and fellow teacher in my district did it for me. I think I may just need to marry it, I love it so much! (Remember saying that when we were kids??)
Happy Thursday, Peeps! Kerri here...

Here is what we've been up to... Arctic Life Learning Centers!!
Arctic Life add 3

Arctic Life! Noun and Verb Sort

More Adding 3!

Arctic Life! Place Value

More Place Value!
This Unit is only $4 in my TPT store, and includes 3 Lit Centers and 3 Math Centers. Perfect for a week of learning with our friends at the Arctic and Antarctic!

**Please re-download the Black and White Letter to parents. I fixed the typo! :) see below...

Here come the freebies...How many of you like that song "Black and White" by Michael Jackson? I know I do, but then again I love all things Michael Jackson, well, the MJ before he made his face all freaky. Sorry, MJ. You were so darn cute before that! Well, these freebies have NOTHING to do with MJ or his songs, but they do have to do with all things black and white!

I am so excited because we will be having our firsties do an oral report on a black and white object the week of Valentine's Day and our 100th day. Crazy, you say?? WAY too much in one week? You may be right, but I say, LIVE LARGE and suffer the consequences later. As in, I will probably be comatose on the couch for the entire weekend after, but it will be WELL worth it!! 

Back to the Black and Whites...You can do this great activity in your class too!! Print up the freebies and send them home. Your kiddos will research a black and white object: dice, oreos, zebras, black and white movies, what have catch my drift, right?? and fill out the report form. Then, on a designated day, they present their report to the class. Here is the best part! Ask them to all wear black and white on Report Day, and your ENTIRE class will be ADORABLE!!! The first grade teachers at my old school did this every year, and I was always in awe of their CUTENESS on the day of their reports! 
While each child reports, the rest of the class fills out a paper with their classmates' names and a picture or word showing what they are reporting on. This keeps the others engaged while they listen to their friends giving their reports! Then, they can take the paper home and IMPRESS their parents!! Pretty neato, huh?? (This is NOT my invention. I got it from my dear teacher friend, Kim, who I love and miss so much. I just re-wrote the report forms! You go, Mrs. Mac!!) You can click on the pictures below to get your own report forms. I hope you find time to this FABULOUS project with your kidlets!!

Letter to parents and classmate recording form

Black and White report paper
Well, I'm off!! Lindsay and I have a DATE NIGHT tonight!! (Well, plus my hubs too. He's the third wheel!) We both got grants from our District's Foundation and tonight there is a celebration dinner! I can't wait for some quality time with my girl, Linds!! 

Thanks to those of you who have already purchased my newest unit, We Heart America!! I am excited to use this with my kids this month!!


laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love that door!
First Grade Blue Skies

Klinger Cafe' said...

Love the door and the black and white idea is too cool.
Thanks for sharing.

Emily Brown said...

You've been tagged! Come over to my blog to see what it's all about. If you want to!

leketiad said...

Your black and white research is sooo cute, just wanted to let u know u have a typo on the parent letter, u have back instead of black.

Kristin said...

Black and White Research Project sounds so fun! What a great idea!
Congratulations on the grants!!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Tanya Solano said...

What a fantastic research project. For sure planning that one for next year!
Thanks for sharing.
Ms. Solano's Kindergarten

Kate said...

Totally adorable sign! I am jealous!
To The Square Inch

Mrs. Carr said...

Help! I saw your adorable black and white report as I was surfing around over the weekend and loved it. But today when I went to click on the penguin to get the classroom sheets the link didn't work. The whale did and it downloaded fine. Help!

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