Earth Day Game {Freebie}

Happy Saturday!

Earth Day is April 22, which is this coming Tuesday.

I created this game last year as an exclusive freebie for CGN blog readers and I thought I'd resurface it for any new readers who may have just joined us.

 

{Check out this blog post to snag it now!}

Use this game to get students to re-arrange several digits to fit specific requirements given on the game cards provided.  It's quick and easy and requires your kiddos to think!  Perfect for an Earth Day math center.

Need more?

Check out this Earth Day mini writing unit and this freebie Earth Day article to help teach your students about Earth Day.

That's all I've got for you today - I'm off to an Easter Egg Hunt at my parents house!  Enjoy your weekend!

For those of you who celebrate Easter, any family traditions that you do each year?

 

 

Earth Day Game {Freebie Game}

Happy Saturday!

Earth Day is April 22, which is this coming Tuesday.

I created this game last year as an exclusive freebie for CGN blog readers and I thought I'd resurface it for any new readers who may have just joined us.

 

{Check out this blog post to snag it now!}

Use this game to get students to re-arrange several digits to fit specific requirements given on the game cards provided.  It's quick and easy and requires your kiddos to think!  Perfect for an Earth Day math center.

Need more?

Check out this Earth Day mini writing unit and this freebie Earth Day article to help teach your students about Earth Day.

That's all I've got for you today - I'm off to an Easter Egg Hunt at my parents house!  Enjoy your weekend!

For those of you who celebrate Easter, any family traditions that you do each year?

 

 

4/18 :: Friday Favorites

A lot goes on in a week, right?

I read lots of different blog posts from my favorite bloggers (both teaching blogs and others), I create new products, I browse pinterest (for both teaching and personal stuff), I hang out with the hubby and more.

By the time we get to Friday, this girl has been all over the place.

Enter in:  Friday Favorites

 

Check out my favorites from this week:

These cartoons that pretty much sum up the weather as of late:

(Easter Sunday is supposed to be 67 - so I better not complain too much or I'll jinx it)

This super cute addition game that would make such a cute mini-lesson demonstration!

 

This awesome Make-and-Take center game idea using a paper plate - genius!

 

This hilarious version of "Let It Go" by some teachers in Minnesota

 

 

These free clip art sets from Krista Wallden on TpT (love her work!)

 

If you're looking for a fun Easter breakfast for your little ones at home these adorable bunny pancakes will be sure to brighten your morning:


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The wonderful crockpot freezer meals that I made before Clara was born that I am now reaping the benefits of when I am too tired to cook - which is every night :)

 

This DIY project that I would looove to make (aka - a project I want the hubby to make for me)

 

And - in honor of Easter - just when you thought Easter bunny costumes couldn't get more creepy...

 

Finally - My FAVORITE favorite - 

 

This little peanut is already 1 month old! 

I can't WAIT to show you her Easter dress that I bought for her!  Pictures to come!

Have a great Friday, everyone!

Any Favorites from the week?

 

Monday "Make-and-Take" {Magazine Poetry}

Annoying fact #546 about living in upstate NY:

On Monday the weather could be in the 80s.  By Tuesday?  38 degrees.

Ew.

Not cool, Rochester, Not cool.

I'll enjoy the 80 degree day today while it lasts and deal with the 38 degrees that they are forcasting for tomorrow.

At least there's a Monday Make-and-Take to life our spirits, right? :)

Anyone celebrating National Poetry Month?

I loved teaching poetry.  Even the kids that really didn't like writing could get into poetry.  Writing poetry is usually shorter than writing in other genres (an attractive quality for kiddos that hate writing), there are lots of different types of poetry that students can choose from - haiku, shape, sensory, acrostric...etc..., and it doesn't take a lot of time for students create a collection of their own poems.  Students can see their end-results quickly.

Here's a fun little poetry center that you can put together in a short amount of time.  It's not really a game-game, but let's pretend since it qualifies as a center..mmmmmk?

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Try finding several words that rhyme (students like their poem to rhyme) to cut out and silly phrases that students will get a kick out of.  To make this center more durable so that you can use it next year, laminate the words and phrases.

Option:  Use magnetic tape on the back of each word or phrase and provide students with a magnetic surface (such as a metal cookie sheet) and students can create their poems with the magnetic words and move their around more easily.

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Have students copy their poems onto a piece of paper or a poetry journal so that they can share their poems with the class.

    Looking for more poetry resources?  I've gotcha covered:

 

 

 

 

What activities do you do with your students for National Poetry Month?


Have a great Monday, friends!

 

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