Monday, October 22, 2012

Tonya's Treats For Teachers

I love teaching blogs.  LOVE them.  And I've never been exposed to so many great teaching blogs as I have since becoming part of TpT and Pinterest.

A wonderful blog I've discovered recently is Tonya's Treats for Teachers.  Her blog is SO cute, and her products are really great.

She's currently having an amazing giveaway.  Make sure to check it out!

Good luck!

She's also having a storewide 20% off sale.  Make sure to check out these items:

And this following item looks great, and is even one of the prizes!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Back to School Bulletin Board

For our back to school bulletin board this year, I decided to go with a bird theme.  I came up with the title of "It's going to be a "tweet" year."  Each child made their own bird to decorate the board.

We did the craft like a directed art lesson.  I provided the students with the body shape, the head shape, and the legs.  They drew and cut out the belly, the wings, and the beaks.  They were also given the choice if they wanted their bird to be wide (by putting the oval side-ways) or tall by putting the oval standing tall (like a zero.)

I love how each bird is unique, and equally adorable!

Once the children were finished drawing, cutting, and gluing their bird together, I surprised them by saying that they could each choose some feathers to put on the head.  They were really excited about that!  I like to take any opportunity I can to make something into an event.  By not telling them at the beginning that there would be feathers, it really hyped them up (in a good way!) at the end.

~Mrs. D

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Freebie

Thanksgiving is such a fun occasion at home and at school.  I have made a little Thanksgiving turkey freebie activity for you to use in your classroom this Thanksgiving.  Just print out, and have your little ones color according to the sight words.

For early learners, I like to colour-code on top of the words so that there is no confusion as to which word should be which colour.  I hope that little tip helps you and your students.  Happy Thanksgiving!