Sunday, February 8, 2015

Week 2 Yahoo!

My first post with my new 'look'. What do you think? I'm in love with it! Gabby over at Gabby's Classroom did an AMAZING job at redecorating my blog. She was so quick, helpful and reasonably priced, too! Be sure to check out her work, if you're considering a blog makeover!
Now, onto some classroom chit chat.
Week 2!
I can't believe 2 weeks are down already! Only 8 weeks and we are on Easter break. Crazy!
This week was another busy one, with lots of writing and number work.
I forget how wonderfully innocent and young first graders are. It melts my heart to see the kids giggle at the tiniest things that we say or do. Makes my job that much more rewarding!
We revised short vowels in CVC words and made silly vowel posters to help us remember them all. This idea came from my amazing teaching buddy :)
We started talking more about partitioning and how numbers can be made up of many combinations. We looked at rainbow facts again, made a class poster and used blocks to represent the different rainbow facts.
One of the kids' favourite activities was one that my teaching buddy lead. Ten children stood as 'soldiers' and had to march forward to show the different friends of ten. They loved being involved and using their bodies so much that we did it nearly every day last week but changed it from soldiers to being crabs (and crab walking to the side to show parts) and ballerinas (and prancing to the side).
This week we also read 'Oh, the places you'll go' by Dr Seuss and did a little balloon collage to go with it. The craft idea was from @smartieeepants on Instagram. One of my very favourite Insta accounts to follow. I just found the ballon and basket templates online, cut up little square pieces of coloured paper, took pictures of the students and printed them teeny weeny.
We decided to print number lines to put at the top of our whiteboards, on display. THIS happened because silly sausage me put the pouch in wonky!! Only teachers would understand the pain of seeing this!!!
I hope everyone had a fabulous week, too!


  1. Wow! You have been busy, busy! Love your balloon craft and hope your hand feels better soon :)
    Love, love, love your new look!

    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  2. Do you have a template for the balloon?

    1. Hi Alison! I'm so sorry for the delayed reply. It would appear that my response didn't send properly. I don't have a template. I just Googled the images :)

  3. Hello,
    Quick question-how big is your balloon? Is it printed on regular copy paper or is it larger than that? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Angie! I printed two balloons to one page :)