Thursday, October 31, 2013


So it's been a while, I have found the blogging takes time, and I haven't had a lot of that lately.  Mainly because of the Cardinals doing so well.  I have been watching every game.  Tonight I'm going to catch up some... after a great night of trick-or-treating with an adorable firefighter and monkey:

I've been doing some fun pumpkin activities this week as well. 
I found this great free unit from Mrs. Ricca.  You can get it at the TPT store-- again it's free!
After we cut open t he pumpkin we did this project with our seeds:
It has some great pumpkin ideas.  We have done many of them:
This comes with sequencing cards that the students can put in order.  It also come with a small reader that goes through the lifecycle of the pumpkin.  We did both of them.

I added this to my dramatic play pocket chart center.  I did not include the recording worksheet, my students don't seem ready for that yet.  They just match up the color words to the right color of pumpkin.  It was a big hit for the students to play "school".

We are doing pumpkin colors for one of our centers.  We are also doing some centers from Mrs. Ricca's free pack.  I will include some more pictures of them soon.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


So I made these syllable sorts- 2 for fall.  Click below if you want them!

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Monday, October 14, 2013

New products at TPT store!

There are a bunch of other arctic centers.  Be sure to check out all my products- and freebies- in my store!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mrs. Wishy Washy

Continuing with the Farm:
We are reading the story of Mrs. Wishy Washy.  The class loves this story and the old tape that goes along with it.  So far we have done 2 Mrs. Wishy Washy projects.  This first project tells a lot about my class and students.  Some of them turned out so cute:
While others....  Well we are still working hard at following directions.

 There are some cute projects such as this Mrs. Wishy Washy cut and past at  You can click to get the pieces to make Mrs. Wishy Washy.  I printed them and traced around the pieces to help with the cutting problems we encounter.  She turned out cute and the kids could then act out the story at home.

My class loved this Mrs. Wishy Washy:

Here are the paper sizes and the directions:
background: 18" x 20" paper
Body: 1 blue rectangle 5"x9"
Head: 1 tan square 4"x4"
Arms: 1 Blue rectangle 1 1/2" x 8"
Hands: 1 tan rectangle 2"x4"
Feet: 1 red rectable 2"x4"
Precut apron shape
Precut Bandana Shape

Glue to blue body rectangle
Fold the Arms rectangle in half and cut on the line.
Glue on the two arems.
Fold the tan arms rectangle in half and cut on the line.  Cut off the corners of the squares to make arms.
Fold the red rectangle and cut on the line.  Cut off the corners of the squares to make red slippers.
Cut off the corners of the tan head square.  Glue on the head
Glue on the precut bandana
Glue on the precut Apron
Add details with crayons.

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Monday, October 7, 2013


Last week we continued farm and make this Rosie's Walk book to go along with the story:
Here is the cover.
We made a pocket on the barn door that we could put Rosie in.
I gave out Rosie on the last day-- It was the most exciting part.


If you would like the words for this book click here
I don't have the story pieces as of right now, but I'm looking into finding some like these.
I read the book but also have the pieces in sentence strips:
The kids loved the story.  They were acting it out.  Even with the pumpkin spice playdoh they were making the story pieces.  I was impressed:
On a side note, my nephew was sick- but he's home and better now.  Isn't he adorable?!
We also took James to the City Museum, a great place to take your kids if you are ever in STL.  This is my husband and James when we arrived, and when we were leaving.  Do Not skip a nap to go there!


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