Sunday, April 29, 2012

Never, But Always

Have you read Never Take A Shark to the Dentist (and other things not to do)?  We highly recommend it!  This book of advice by the author of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is perfect for first graders!  They think it is a riot.  On each page you have the cautionary advice and then the illustration shows the consequence of going against the suggestion:
"Never go shoe shopping with a centipede!"

Our first graders LOVED reading this book and we enjoyed making our own class book of suggestions.  Each student writes their own page of "Never________" and the other side says "But always___________".  Here are some of my favorites:
"Never take a shark to the swimming pool"

"But always take a ghost to the graveyard."

"But always give a giraffe lots of neckties."

"Never go running with a cheetah."

"But always go running with Dad."
If you would like a copy to create with your class you can grab it from our TPT store!  We also created a cover with Scrappin' Doodles cute shark clipart.  We just love their clipart!  Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Baby, New Look, New Season!!!

We are super excited about all 3!!! Well, I'm sure I am a BIT more excited about my new baby girl! In honor of all the newness, here are two freebies for you to enjoy. Oh, and of course I have included  pictures of my sweet baby. Thanks for reading!

 Fonts for this freebie are from Kevin and Amanda- and the clip art is from Graphics from the Pond-  We love these sites!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

When We Learn We Grow

Don't worry, we're still alive.  It has been a crazy month. The countdown has begun (30 days) and boy are we feeling the end of the year (and so are the kids).  I've had a bare bulletin board for an embarrassingly long time, but I've finally filled it and with one that can last the rest of the year.  
We brainstormed a TON of things that we have learned in first grade.  I was amazed at what they remembered.  Turns out they've been listening all along:) Then the kids made these flowers with a few things they've learned on the petals.

They did such a good job and it was so fun to look back at everything we've learned this year.