Monday, September 1, 2014

My Back to School Adventure

Friends~I am totally on a Back to School adventure! We are on location while our permanent classrooms are in limbo with the electric company.  A local church has allowed us to hold class at their facility until our classrooms are ready.  FINGER CROSSED for THIS WEEK! 
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. 
My Back to School Adventure from The Schroeder Page
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.
My Back to School Adventure from The Schroeder Page
It all made sense after watching them spot frogs and caterpillars at recess.  Check out this cutie's finds on the playground. 
My Back to School Adventure from The Schroeder PageMy Back to School Adventure from The Schroeder Page

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. 
My Back to School Adventure from The Schroeder Page
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. 
My Back to School Adventure from The Schroeder Page

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.  
My Back to School Adventure from The Schroeder Page
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.  
My Back to School Adventure from The Schroeder Page

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!
Back to School from The Schroeder Page



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