Hiya Peeps! Kerri here...
Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like you're in the TWILIGHT ZONE?? Like today, for example, my kids lost their minds. Plain and simple. Lost their ever loving minds! Rules that they have been following since Day 1 (well, maybe Day 5) went totally out the window. I felt like I just kept repeating "When is that EVER okay??" all day long!
I declare, combine an upcoming holiday, plus the upcoming 100th day of school, plus a whole week's vacation after that, and first graders LOSE IT!
I have to admit, I might have had to become Viola Swamp today. Just a little bit. As I was guiding them through how to write about all of the people they love in their lives with a furrowed brow and "angry eyes"-yeesh!! This is definitely going to cause me to eat chocolate tonight, I guarantee you. Probably chocolate chip cookies, with double the chips...
We DID manage to make our Love Monster Art today, which was inspired by Miss Rachelle over at What the Teacher Wants (Did you know she's one of my favoritos??) Click here for her post.
Last year, when I was a newbie to the whole blogging scene, I saw her post and about died right there from the cuteness of it all. Our Love Monsters came our pretty cute too!!
OMG-HOW embarassing! My bony foot made it into this shot-how gross!!
Our Love Monster writing...
At least none of my kids wrote "I love my teacher even though she is so strict today!" HAHA!!
Here are the dimensions for our Love Monsters:
black background-9 by 12
pink body-9 by 9
antennae- 2 turquoise 1 inch by 5 inches
red feet-4 by 3 folded in half so they can cut once and get 2 identical feet
blue mouth-2 by 3
white teeth- 1 by 2
black eyeballs-1 by 2 folded in half for the same reason as the feet
Heart eyes and tops of antennae are foamy hearts from Michaels. I have a bunch out and they can choose. I especially love the cut out hearts because they look like glasses!! :)
Click here for the paper, courtesy of DJ Inkers clip art...
We also worked on this little center this week. Check it out... Heartbreaker Long Vowel Word Family Sort!
My kiddos were VERY successful completing this center, and had a BALL thinking of ways to use the words to write rhyming sentences of the back of their recording paper. I was shocked at their creativity!!
You can snag a copy of this little Valentiney Center just in time for V-Week, for only $2-HOLLA!!
Click below to head on over to TPT!
Happy Thursday, friends! TGIalmostF, for real!!
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