Tuesday, November 15, 2011

turkeys, pilgrims and native americans...oh my!

This is week two for our Thanksgiving learning. I have to say that I am so glad I bought those two packs from teachers pay teachers. They are great and have been so helpful reviewing and reinforcing our learning.

These are the skills we have been working on -
math -
fact families
reading number words and writing the number
ordering numbers from least to greatest
ordinal numbers
language arts -
writing -
complete sentences
descriptive sentences
how to writing
ABC order
long a word families

Here is a quick peek at some of the things we have been working on...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

turkey fact families

Didn't these turkeys turn out so cute? The girls have fact families down pat now and I am so proud of them! They are such hard and smart little learners :) They make this Mommy proud! I saw these super cute turkeys on The First Grade Parade ~ surprise, surprise!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

recycled turkeys!

I found the cutest little turkey hiding in my yard today! Well, not really, but isn't he adorable? We made these darling turkeys a couple of years ago and this year we are going to use him as a writing prompt. If you would like the instructions on how to make these turkeys, you can find the tutorial at plum pudding. We decided to add feathers to ours just to give him some added pizzaz!

Monday, November 7, 2011

an update

I just wanted to give you all an update on us. Lastweek, we maintained our school routine {sorta} and I did lots of planning, printing and cutting for the next 2 weeks. Now I have to laminate and cut again :) After drooling over several cute thanksgiving packs at a few of my favorite 1st grade blogs, I decided to buy 2 packs from teachers pay teachers.

I bought this thanksgiving math and literacy pack from Doodle Bugs Teaching -

and this thanksgiving words writing pack from Teacher Bits and Bobs -

We were supposed to start using these adorable learning materails today, but my 4 year old son decided to turn cartwheels like his sisters. Only it didn't end so well... now he has a broken clavical and has to wear a sling for 2 weeks. Things are about to get interesting around here to say the least! AND to top it all off, Ella started running a fever tonight ~ she has a terrible head cold and is miserable. Here's to hoping for a better day tomorrow!