I have completely neglected the blog. Life happens…
I had a daughter 11 months ago. We are beyond happy and super tired, so creating new stuff and posting on the blog was not a priority. In fact I have started this post so many times I had to edit the age of the baby twice. 😉
After a whole year at home with the baby I feel (almost) ready to go back to school.
Before leaving the class I packed most of my personal stuff into 6 big boxes and took them home. I still left a ton of personal stuff because I was feeling tired (pregnant). I wish I didn’t take so much home, because I ended having a wonderful sub, and everything was in perfect conditions.
I loved being a teacher again. I have an awesome group this year. I loved decorating the classroom and organizing everything. And I am enjoying read aloud time more than ever. During these months I have bought many books and I can’t wait to show them to my students.
After a whole month teaching half-day I love my new situation. I have my day in the classroom but I go back early enough to enjoy the afternoons as a mom. I don’t know how this is going to work with TpT but as you can see she is already helping. 😉
Don’t forget to grab this awesome freebie.
We are getting our classroom ready for the holidays. This was Santa’s week. The kids loved this directed drawing I found on pinterest:
It was super easy following the steps.
Then we cut all the drawings and glue them onto doublesided wrapping paper.
The kids did and amazing job!
There are many different crafts on krokotak.com
We will try more next week.
Visit the store if you like our newest Santa craftivity:
This week we had lots of fun! End of the year is close so I am trying to make things as fun as possible as everyone is tired at this point of the year.
Then we could move on with the practice!
With the world cup so near it was very exciting practicing it with this game:
It is super simple. Have you heard about pares o nones? It is just a simple game:
One player chooses Odd and the other Even.
Then both say:
1, 2, 3…. PARES o NONES?
1, 2, 3…. ODD or EVEN?
And both students show a hand with the number that they choose.
In our case the referee determines the winner and he or she moves to the next ‘match’.
We have a Champion 1 and a Champion 2 so both final players take the crown home that day.
This game is very popular in my first grade classroom. They play on their own and the crowns go home almost every day.
We are studying transports at the same time so Odd and Even street were a must:
We did a number dictation and put them in order while talking about houses in real streets.
We did this little foldable streets and had fun playing with them creating our city with traffic signals and little cars.