Sunday, September 1, 2013

First Weeks of School and some FREEBIES!! :)

Oh my goodness!! The past 13 school days have been a blur!!  I am so thankful for a three day weekend to take a moment and recharge!  Needless to say, this poor little blog has been badly neglected.  :(  I am excited to catch up on all of the blog posts that I have missed during the past few weeks.  Thank goodness for Instagram.  I have gleaned so much inspiration and fabulous ideas from all of you wonderful teachers out there!  Thank you for sharing!  If you have not joined in on all of the teacher fun on Instagram, type in will open a whole new world!! Haha!

This year my class is SO CREATIVE and so much FUN!  I just love them so much!! :)  Here are some of the fun activities that have been on the agenda for the past couple of weeks....

We started our year off with a "Happy New Year" party!! This party was complete with party hats and noise blowers....{ year I think we may forgo the noise makers for a quieter party favor option...WOW it was loud! HA!}

We also used this little freebie to write our "New Year Resolutions".  :)  Click below for your copy.
Freebie!! Happy New Year!!

Now on to Science...we are studying the Scientific Method by asking questions and then performing simple experiments to draw conclusions and record our results.  I absolutely LOVE Deanna Jump's Simple Science Volumes one and two!!! These products are FANTASTIC!!  I used these experiments when I taught first grade, but they are still relevant and so interesting to my 3rd graders!! 

This is experiment helps to answer...Why don't spiders stick to their webs?

And this experiment answers, "Is Black Really Just Black?"  

In Math, we started our Math Talks, by finding Math everywhere!!  We took Math walks outside to see how much math we could find.  :)

In Readers' Workshop, we are working on building our stamina during our Read to Self block!  The students are doing a great job and enjoying our cozy reading corner!  :)

Finally, I also "tweaked" my newsletter template for this year.  Click below to download this freebie!  :)

Woooohoo!!  What a long post!! I hope all of you are having a great start to your school year.  Happy Labor Day weekend!! :)

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