Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Picture Overload (Magnet and Land Form Fun)


Since I've been MIA for a month, I've not been able to share some of the fun things we've been doing in my room.  We finished landforms two weeks ago and we are ending our magnet unit tomorrow.

This is the first year that my students have just "gotten" land forms.  In the past, they knew them but they couldn't really explain what the definition was.  So, we used the land form packet that I made last year.  We created our own land form book, we made tableaus, and played lots of games.  I can truly say my students know their land forms. 18/19 made a 100 on their quiz and 1 made an 80.  One happy teacher right here.  I just hope they remember them when they go to 3rd grade. ;-)

Here are some tabeleaus in action.  Can you guess the land form?




If you are interested in checking out my landform packet, click the picture below.  No pressure, just sharing. ;-)

We've also been busying studying magnets.  They LOVE learning about magnets. We've been completing lots of experiments. I purchased the magnet unit from Amanda Madden of Teachers Clubhouse.  I just love her and all of her units.  It's almost stalkerish how much I love her stuff. Click here to check it out.  

Here we are learning what attracts to a magnet.  So much fun!

Sorry for the picture overload, but I just had to share some of the fun things we've been up to the last couple of weeks.

I hope that y'all have had a GREAT day. 

Lots of love,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Did We Break Up?


I feel like we've broken up.  I've not had the energy or motivation to blog at all.  I promise we've been doing all sorts of fun and exciting things in my classroom, but I have not had the energy to sit and share.  I'm sorry, friends.  I hope this will be the end of our separation.  I truly have missed blogging and my blogger friends.  Please accept my apologies.  :-(

Here's my main reason for not blogging in a month.
I've been having some momma guilt and spending as much time as possible with my muchkin'.

I finally found the motivation to create a couple of things for Halloween.  Since I've been MIA for a month, I would like to give both of these away to 3 of my friends.  All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me that you want it.  

Now, how about a freebie?  We've been learning to build, scramble, and unscramble our spelling words. Click the picture below for the freebie. My students LOVE mixing their words all up. 
Frame: The Bubbly Blonde Teacher
Fonts: KG Font

Don't forget to leave me a comment if you would like BOTH of my newest Halloween themed packets.  I'll pick 3 winners sometime tomorrow afternoon.
The winners for Melanie, Karen, and Roxanne.  

Lots of love!  I've missed y'all so!