Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Main Idea and Supporting Details

This week we have been working on main idea and supporting details. I wrote a story (that is included in my Main Idea packet for tpt that I am working on). We read the story and then my little ones made these super cute monkeys and bananas. They wrote the main idea on the monkey's belly or tail and wrote 4 supporting details on the bunch of bananas. I cut out a tree from butcher paper and attached the monkeys and bananas to the branches.

 We also made main idea and supporting detail rain clouds. They wrote the main idea on the cloud and 4 supporting details on the raindrops and attached with blue yarn.

Don't forget to enter my cause and effect giveaway. Just leave me a comment that you follow my blog AND my tpt store to enter. Leave a post on your blog about my giveaway and comment to tell me along with a link to the post for double entry.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Very First Giveaway

I am hoping to get more followers for my blog and my tpt store, soooooo I am hosting my very first giveaway!! What will you win? The first product I made for my tpt store: My cause and effect packet. Here's how to enter:

1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me that you did or that you already are.


2. Become a follower of my tpt store and leave a comment saying you did or that you already are.

BUT that's not all. If you have a blog of your own and post about my giveaway leave me a comment with a link back to your post and you will be entered twice!

The giveaway will end on March 4th at midnight. Winner will be announced on Monday (March 5th).

Click the picture below to download a preview of the cause and effect packet up for grabs.

Happy Entering!

Friday, February 24, 2012

President's Day

Better late than never. I just got around to taking my camera to school to take pictures of these adorable things we did for President's Day. First, we wrote speeches and read them to the class. We voted on our class president. They used construction paper to make their faces and arms. I got this lovely idea from The First Grade Sweet Life. We also made George and Abraham Happy Hangers. Check out our pics.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Problem and Solution

We have been studying problem and solution this week. I got this idea from a workshop I went to this summer. We read the story 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch and discussed the problem and solution. We then made an anchor chart titled "What's the Problem." My kiddos made these cute little problem and solution pencils that I hung around the anchor chart. Get the templates for free below! Just click on the image.

I can't get the other picture to upload but here is the link:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just Getting Started

I am just starting out with the whole blogging thing. I wanted to offer a freebie to start off with so here is the mini poster from my cause and effect packet on teachers pay teachers. Just click on the picture to get it. Please visit my tpt store and become a follower. More freebies to come later!

Here is the cause and effect packet that the mini poster comes in.