Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love Monsters FREEBIE!!

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!!


Unknown said...

Your love monsters are adorable. I had one of those kids of days too. One of my kids decided to dump out all my glitter today and then blame it on someone else. Seriously! Who does that? Hope you have a better Friday.

Swimming into Second

Unknown said...

I have days like that (this year) all the time!! lol
Love the monsters!
First Grade Blue Skies

Miss Foote said...

Those monsters are so cute! Happy Friday!

Chickadee Jubilee

Lisa at Fourth and Ten said...

Those monsters are adorable! LOVE!
Stories From Second

Unknown said...

I LOVE those monsters! Thanks for sharing the paper! Adding it to my plans for next week! Although, it's pretty jammed back now!

The Bubbly Blonde

Unknown said...

I LOVE those monsters! And your kids' writing is really cute. Thanks for sharing!
also, my kids seem to be behaving worse now than they did at the beginning of the year! Yikes!

Jennifer said...

Your monsters are so cute!
Rowdy in First Grade

Rachelle said...

I heart you Kerri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Traci Clausen said...

OH those monsters are SOOOO cute!
{I think something is in the kid air lately. Hopefully they will be better for you tomorrow!
Dragonflies in First

Sherry said...

Your lovely foot in flipflops was the best part! That's because I will be lucky to wear flipflops by May, so I was jealous!
Thanks for the monsters!

Natalie said...

How appropriate that they made monsters while being monsters! I had this same conversation with my students today about lining up properly...I mean, we've only had 112 days of school!

Teachery Tidbits

Kristin said...

My kids were a little crazy today, too!!!! You get a week off? What? When?? Why? Is your district hiring?
Love those love monsters -- totally cute!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Michelle D. said...

My kids were wired yesterday! What's in the air this week? Geez! Your love monsters are adorable :)

Jenn Bates said...

OMG, I feel you! You have to go read my post about my day. Was there a full moon or something? LOVE the monsters! Thanks for sharing the dimensions and writing paper. I'm going to have to fit this in somehow!
Finally in First

Michelle Griffo said...

The love monsters are sooooo cute!

Apples and ABC's

Heather's Heart said...

The Love Monsters have to be some of my favorite clip art EVER! Cute, cute, cute!

My little monsters will need to do this next week! =) Thank you so much for sharing! =)

Rest up for Tuesday!


Lisa Howard said...

That is cuter than cute!

- Lisa
A Teachers Bag of Tricks
**I'm having a giveaway**

Dianne said...

I love the love monsters!!! Where did you get the writing paper? I went to what the teacher wants, but she didn't have the writing paper either. I would love to have the writing paper.


Unknown said...

Hahaha! I loved this: "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'." I can so relate to this!

pinetreelia said...

We had such a good time doing this!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

A Grade One Nut and Her Squirrelly Crew

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