Thursday, May 17, 2012

Some Random FREEBIES, and an Olympics FLASH SALE!!

Happy Thursday, Friends! Kerri here...
First of all, I CANNOT believe that some of you are already out for the summer! WHAT THE WHAT?? I am NECK DEEP in Open House madness, while some of y'all are wrapping up the school year. It is SOOO WEIRD! Not that I'm bitter or anything. Nope, not me!  :)

Every year for Open House I have my kids write autobiographies about themselves, and we do the WHOLE process (they feel sooo fancy working on their rough draft, and then writing their final draft!) We also step draw ourselves, and then trace with sharpie (of course!) and color in. Here are some final projects. They're cutey McCuteness!

If you are interested in doing this project with your kiddos, here is a the All About Me writing paper! Click the cutey girl to download...

We also made the covers for our GIANT art Memory book. Last year I made this crazy cover with snow-capped mountains (Why did I do this? I live in So Cal! I have no clue...), a road, trees, it was MADNESS! I am pretty sure there was crying from at least one of my students and the sweet friend that I suckered into helping me that day (Thanks, Miss Amy!).  This year, I wised up BIG TIME! I used the adorable backpacks from Abby's Fun With Firsties pack that I had saved since September (these were fabulous!), added the kids pictures, and made a cute little title. DONE and DONE!! 

If you would like the title thingy I made, for your memory books or whatever else you may be doing with your chitlins, here it is...

We also made Rainbow Fish Piranhas for our Rainforest this week from my Rainforest Art and Writing Unit! Of course, my boys asked if they could add big giant teeth, but alas, the answer was HECK NO! I very kindly explained that piranhas teeth are very sharp, yes, but VERY tiny, so you would not be able to see them anyway. Waa waa waa waa. They were crushed...oh well!

We will also be learning about Acrostic Poems, and writing one together when we study monkeys next week. I made a little Monkey Acrostic Paper which you can get here...

After we write the monkey poem together, they will write their own "Rainforest" acrostic poem. Fingers crossed they do a good job! :)

Wow!! That was a bunch of RANDOMNESS, huh?? On another random note, I just had a craving for KFC Mashed potatoes and gravy, which is SUPER random since I am a vegetarian and NEVER set foot in that place! Weird! (No, I am most definitely NOT preggers, the baby factory is CLOSED!)

After Memorial Day, I will be starting my Summer Olympics Unit (cue Olympics theme song). Have any of you seen the new Olympics commercial with Morgan Freeman narrating?? Gives me chills every time and gets me all excited for my Michael Phelps! Did you know that Chobani Greek yogurt is an official sponsor of the Olympics? I read that on my yogurt this morning, and thought of Men's gymnastics! HEE HEE!

This little unit will be on sale for only $5 for the next 48 hours, or until I get around to changing the price, so get yours today!!


Jessica Stanford said...

Loving the rainbow fish!! Adorable <3!

Jessica Stanford

Sarah Paul said...

Everything here looks so great! Those portraits turned out so great!
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Lisa R. said...

I love your ideas! They are adorable!! I'm a big fan of those memory books :).

amy.lemons said...

So cute!!! I love those little guys!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

I love those self portraits, they are TOO CUTE!!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Mrs. M said...

Looks like loads of FUN!! I too am jealous of those already out of school. I still have 12 more days! :(

Color Me Kinder

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love those fish!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Mrs. Anderson said...

I love the All About Me writing activity. Having the kids trace their portraits with a Sharpie really makes the colors "POP!" I really like your blog!! Thanks for the freebies!

Barbara said...

LOve the fish!
Grade ONEderful

Cammie said...

What are your suggestions on the step drawing themselves... Love the way yours turned out!

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