Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs . . .and More!

Hey friends!  Lindsay here . . .

Well, first of all, can I just tell you how fun Friday was with the leprechaun hunt I took my little kidlets on?!  We came back from Flag Deck to our classroom . . . which had been destroyed by a very naughty leprechaun!  (Sample picture below - more pictures to come later!)

Our little leprechaun friend led us all around the school . . . from the cafeteria, to the playground, to our Big Buddie's 4th grade class, to the computer lab, to the library, and finally to . . .(cue ominous music) THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE!!  Our little leprechaun left my kidlets brand new boxes of crayons (instead of gold - boohoo!) under the principal's desk.  The rest of the day my kiddos were SO funny.  Every little thing that seemed a bit out of place they blamed on the leprechaun . . . "My pencil's not in my box!  It was the leprechaun!"  "Look at this piece of trash I found on the floor!  It was the leprechaun!"  "I saw something orange move outside!  It was the leprechaun!"  Needless to say, it took awhile before we were able to regain focus and actually learn anything on Friday morning, but in the afternoon we did sequence our leprechaun hunt using this printable from my Lucky the Leprechaun TPT Unit (click the image below to view item in my TPT store):

It was a great day.  I had many more picture to share, but I left the CD at school on Friday.  Oh barnacles!!  More pictures to come, I promise!

Now on to this weekend.  This wet, sopping, I'm-so-glad-I-stayed-in-my-PJs-all-day-on-Saturday weather.  We had crazy weather all weekend, with some sun, hurricane force winds, some hail, and rain. Lots of rain.  So . . . being the Southern California girl that I am . . . I stayed inside. 

This weekend I spent lots of time on the computer (when Jack was asleep and I couldn't cuddle him) working on my newest TPT unit . . . Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs!!! 

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (hereafter referred to as CWACOM) is one of my favorite books to read throughout the year.  Every year I read it with my kidlets and we create a class book of our very own kinds of wacky food weather.  It is a story that the kids love year after year - it really gets their imaginations going!!  So this year I decided to take the story BEYOND writing, and to create some really great literacy and math centers as well.  Take a peek!

If you are interested, check out this meat-a-licious unit over in my TPT store HERE.  (That was for you Kerri . . . my dear vegetarian friend!)

Speaking of Kerri . . . she wanted me to pass the word on that she is working furiously on her Rainforest Art and Writing Unit and is 95% done.  So keep your eyes peeled folks.  It's on its way! 

That's it for me tonight!  Hope you all have a wonderful Monday tomorrow!



Miss Squirrels said...

I love that book too!
The unit is now in my cart! Staci

Going Nutty!

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

SUper cute!! Meat-a-licious! Too funny!
First Grade Blue SKies

Stacy Johnson said...

The Meatball unit looks cute! We are on Spring Break, and of course, after 80 degree weather all last week we are getting rain and snow in Arizona...blah! PJ's for the next couple for sure!

Mrs Johnson’s First Grade

applesandabcs said...

Cute meat ball unit!!!!!


Apples and ABC's

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Love that printable from your leprechaun unit!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

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