Monday, February 20, 2012

Playin’ With A New Frame APP:

A new APP led me to this late night post! HA! I really should be sleeping seeing how I have to work in the mornin’…. but nooooo I can’t seem to put my laptop down so here goes my post:

This & a little of that: 

My friend Reagan over at Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits has an AWESOME activity for graphing SO I snagged it! You can get your copy here!

Bilingual partners' worked together in their math groups to gather their data and make their graphs… it was fun!

Each group had one of the 4 questions in the activity provided and was responsible for collecting the data needed for their graphs.

My homeroom worked on contractions. I used Cara’s caaauuteee Unit “Crazy For Contractions”... you can find this cute "Contraction Crocodile" activity here!

Miss. Schaefer teaching her first lesson on the Water Cycle…she did an AMAZING job… she’s a natural!

 She had students come up to the anchor chart and 
identify each part of the water cycle.

Her ROCKIN’ anchor chart was the brainspiration over at “The First Grade Parade”… that Cara is super creative! I am jealous of her mad artist skills! I have none! HA!

They made a super duper cute Water Cycle Bracelet…PINTEREST inspired!

Bilingual pairs’ filled in a premade Flow Map of the Water Cycle.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

 Valentine's Day Goodies!

We totally got “CHOCOLATE WASTED” to say the least!

My Firsties LOVED the Chocolate Fountain…we also had White Chocolate!

I LOOOOVEEE me some chocolate!
A couple of party day pictures to share!

I had to share our Kinder Dual Valentine’s Day writing!

My Firsties had fun with Cara's "Love, Splat Mini Unit {Math & Literacy Activities}”…you must add this unit to your lesson plans…GOOD stuff! 
Here’s a little of what we did:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Liebster Award:

 Thanks to Laura over at Peace, Love, and First Grade, Krista at The Second Grade Superkids, Trish at First Grade Frosting, and Sheri over at 1st Grade Rocks for passing along the Liebster Award to me! THANK YOU so much ladies! This award is for bloggers with fewer than 200 followers and has the following rules:
  Thank the award presenter and post a link back to their blog.
  Put the award on your blog.
  Pick 5 blogs with less than 200 followers, let them know about the award, and encourage them to pass it on.

Here's the blogs I'm passing it along to:
Lidia over at Kinder Latino 
Senora Allen over at Dual Kinder Teacher  
Candis over at I Teach Dual Language 
Amanda over at Frolicking Through First 
Kayla over at Primary Junction

Check these BLOGs OUT....LOVE them!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

RoCkIn’ Math...Dual Style!

MAC Center: Working on their “Math Chat PowerPoint” it goes over all the skills we are working on and learning for this 9 weeks. They LOVE to write on their desk with dry erase markers… SO hey what ever motivates them WORKS for me!

Math Games and Skills Centers:

We are working on Place Value this week so that would be an activity I would place in the “Skills Center”.

Math Games Center: Activities and games that focus just on 
Math FACTS! 

My Firsties LOVE to make Number Bonds and Fact Families on their desk with EXPOS! They are GOOD at it!

 Math Games Center:

Miss. Schaefer workin' on her "Skip Counting By 5's" project with bilingual pairs.

Final Product! 

Our bilingual pairs are workin' hard in Spanish...check out their "Word Problems".... using Number Bonds!

Bilingual Pairs worked together to create a Word Problem using number bonds.

Groundhog Day

Well folks it looks like 6 more weeks of winter like weather coming our way....Even in TEXAS!

We started out our Groundhog Day unit with some good ole’ graphing.
I borrowed this adorable picture graph from the Overall Success a really cute blog with lots of great ideas!

Our Groundhog Predictions:

We shared our predictions with the whole was really cool because we had different grade levels calling us and asking if Phil saw his shadow or not! My Firsties loved sharing with everyone that we will indeed have six more weeks of Winter!

How CAAAuuute are these! I found this adorable writing craftivity over at Miss Kindergarten's blog…love her stuff! You can get your copy of her template here. My homeroom class wrote facts about groundhogs for their writing craftivity. We read many books about Groundhog check it out!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dual Days!

This blogging gig is another full-time job! HA! I love it...just wish I had more time in the day to get my post done at a decent hour. Just wanted to share some works with y'all!

Mixed Group Writing Craftivity
I LOVE how into the lesson they are! Oral Language Development....Red Group

Our 100th Day Writing:

For the 100th day writing activity our homeroom classes wrote about what they would look like and what life would be like at 100 years old.

My class started out with a whole group Bubble Map activity:

 Deanna Jump has a RoCkIn’ 100th Day unit you need to check out!

You can buy it here

L1- English


What our Spanish Firsties are doing in homeroom:

Our Firsties learned how to plan a celebration!  It was the perfect activity for our oral language development block. Abby over at “The Inspired Apple” has a FANTASTIC Unit… A Snowman Celebration! Check it out here. 

I started out with a Circle Map as a whole group activity. I placed all the vocabulary words first in the outer circle and my bilingual pairs had to (turn & talk) decide what our topic was going to be. They totally got it!

Circle Map- What's Our Topic?

Bubble Map- Writing Craftivity

This unit has a really fun writing craftivity that I just LOVED! 

Check it out!

L1-Spanish writing in L2-English

Writing Craftivity

They turned out super CAAAUTE!

L1-English writing in L1
Sorry it's blurry!
L1-Spanish writing in L2-English