Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring is in the Air

I wasn't sure if Spring would ever get here and I'm still not convinced that it is. Actually, we had snow  today, but thankfully it didn't last. I've joined up with some great bloggers for a Spring giveaway! I can't think of a better way to start the season.

Up to just a few days ago, my classroom was still decorated with snowman. I was starting to notice some funny looks from the other teachers suggesting it was maybe time to take the snowman down.



Thursday and Friday we started to transform our classroom into Spring. I LOVE Pinterest, don't you?? I started hunting for some Spring ideas that we could incorporate into what we have been learning. It was also our open house this weekend for new families to check out our school so it was time for some Spring cleaning. First, I found the cutest butterflies. We have been working on fact families in Math so I figured we could make fact family butterflies. 

They came out so cute! I love them! I decided to hang them on our door. These butterflies are a freebie by Teach it With Class and you can download them by CLICKING HERE

We needed to bring a little Spring into our classroom so I went back to Pinterest and did a little search. Sure enough, I found the cutest rainbow cloud craftivity. It was the perfect thing to brighten our room. I decided to get out the smelly markers and let them write Spring with them in "fancy" writing. They LOVE to dress up their writing a bit and when I showed them how to add dots to their letters you could here lots of oohs and aahs in the room.

It's hard to see their "fancy" writing in the pictures but they came out really well. Once everyone had time to write Spring we went to the rug and brainstormed adjectives of Spring. They came up with some great adjectives. Then I gave them strips of colored paper to write the adjectives on.

Are they adorable or what????

I hung them up on our line that goes across the classroom.

I found these great Spring Rainbow Clouds on Pinterest from Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons.
CLICK HERE   to hop on over to her blog to see what she did.

Now that Spring is in the Air it's time to get some learning done. Next week we will be reviewing long vowels and I'm excited to use my new Long Vowel Clip It Cards to play Scoot.

Do your kiddos love Scoot as much as mine do???? CLICK HERE to pick up your own copy.

Happy Spring!!!!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time for a Giveaway!

I am joining up with Heather over at My Life at the Pencil Sharpener for a giveaway! She is hosting 5 giveaways this week with lots of great prizes. Each giveaway is worth near (or over) $100!!! Hop on over and enter as many times as you like.