I am literally teaching out of a wagon. It is hysterical as I watch my fellow teachers wheel in and out. It is defiantly made me realize one thing: I am more important than things. My kiddos are loving school not because of how cute my classroom is but because of the lessons I have created. Check out my new firsties below! We started with a camping theme.
We worked all week with their names. We started making them in playdough, then tracing with dry erase markers, and also bending pipe cleaners.
They loved their name cards! I used Hello Fonts in Hello Firstie Big to type their names. I also had them color their names and we dissected them focusing on tall and short letters, capitals, vowels and consonants.I was super excited about how much they loved the flashlight reading. Totally rocked the nonfiction.
It all made sense after watching them spot frogs and caterpillars at recess. Check out this cutie's finds on the playground.
We also practiced self control with bubbles. If you haven't done this it is a must. It is so simple to do. Just grab some bubbles. This is my favorite bubble machine! Just give it a click to check it out.
Have your kiddos sit on the floor and the rules are simple. You start the bubbles and they have to sit criss cross with their hands in their laps. No talking! Blow bubbles and have the students sit still. No one can talk or move until the last bubble has popped.
It is soooooo fun and a great way for them to understand self control.
I know this post is long but I have to share 2 more things! We went fishing and made fishing hats using a glyph! We played Fishing Swat with foam fish for math number sense.
And last! We measured with SMORES! The students each got a bag filled with 2 white pom poms (Marshmallows) 4 large tan foam squares (Graham Crackers), 8 small brown foam squares (Chocolate), and a straw. They blew their marshmallow with a straw and them measured the distance with their graham crackers and chocolates.
Since I love these 2 activities soooo much you can grab a 3 page freebie to help you get them going in your classroom! Just click below!