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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SuperHeroes

Every year during the month of February we hold a move-a-thon.  It's usually too cold to take the children outside.  This past week has hit -40 with the wind chill.  Brrrr.  There is no way I want to go outside.

The move-a-thon is a way to stay active and stay warm at the same time.

This year we decided to have a superhero theme and I got some awesome accents from Teacher Created Resources to go with it.  The children decided that they wanted to do 100 laps around the building.  Now our awards ceremony is this Friday so I don't think they are going to make it, but we made this chart to help us see our progress.  We are putting the children's names by each of the circles when they pass that number of laps.


We have been working on TALLIES and we also put this chart up in the hallway.  After each lap the children put another tally on the chart by their name.


In keeping with our superhero theme, we set two goals for ourselves.  To use our indoor voice (so as not to disturb others in the hallway when we are walking) and to put away our toys (we tend to get out more than one thing at a time).


When we are caught completing one of the goals, we will get a superhero sticker to put on our incentive chart.








The last thing I got to go with our superhero theme were these speech bubbles.  I think I'm going to keep them up long after our superhero theme is over.  I had the children write their names in the bubbles and I put them up on our art board.  These gumball machines were made on our 100th day.





If you love any of these superhero items, you can find them here, at Teacher Created Resources.

Oh, I nearly forgot our Welcome sign.  The parents are coming to our move-a-thon awards where we celebrate the moving we have done this year.  Our sign is the perfect way to welcome them to our room.












Monday, February 16, 2015

Easter Bunny Interactive Readers

Here in Ontario, it's Family Day.  It's been a cold snowy weekend with the wind chill reaching -41 yesterday.  Brrrrr.  So although it's a holiday, it's been too cold to enjoy any time outside.

While I've been house bound, I've updated my Easter Bunny Interactive Readers.

If you have already bought these off me, please go and download the new versions for free.



















I've also bundled the two readers in a package.  The bundle will be on sale for 1/2 price until Thursday.



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Penguin Book and Sale

Are you going to be watching the Superbowl today?  If you are one of my regular followers, you know I'm a hockey mum.  I can't say I've watched a ton of football in my life but I'm looking forward to watching the game today.

To celebrate, I'm going to have a Superbowl Sale.  My whole store will be 20% off for today and tomorrow.

I'm going to be having some giveaways throughout the day, so make sure you follow me on Instamgram and FB.

My new Build a Penguin Book is ready and I must say that this is one of my favourites.
I added an extra book to this package so there are 5 books all together.  The package is on for 1/2 until Wednesday.  










Saturday, January 31, 2015

Valentine's Blog Hop

Happy Valentine Day Month everyone.  I'm so excited to be teaming up with some of special education friends to bring you a free treat everyday.



Starting tomorrow, you can start visiting the blogs on the clickable calendar at the top of the page. Each day, a different blogger is offering a special treat for you.

My special day is February 8th.  I will have a special treat for you and an exciting announcement.  

Don't forget to check the calendar and come back everyday.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Freebie

I have two new FREEBIES for you today.

My February calendar numbers were sorely in need of an update.  I loved these these little love bugs and needed to make something with them.

You can grab these for free in my store.



I also updated my heart alphabet match FREEBIE.  Match the owl to the correct heart.
Aren't these owls the cutest thing?

Click on the picture below to grab it too.



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Interactive Frogs


My students love books.  They love books about songs and love books with movable parts.

5 Green and Speckled Frogs was one of my favourite songs as a kids.  I was a Girl Guide and our leader was very musical.  We sang every week and this song was a favourite of everyone.

Now, as an adult, it's still one of my favourites.

It's catchy, fun and also works on counting skills.

When I saw these cute graphics, I just knew I had to make a set of interactive readers to go with them.





When I start out introducing the song/book to the children, I start with the plain book.
We sing it several times until the children are familiar with the song.




When you turn each page, the number of frogs on the logs goes down by one.




Once the children are familiar with the song, and are ready to work on number recognition, I introduce the second book.


This book is perfect from my students working on the numbers 1 to 5.   The numbers are at the bottom of the page and children have to put the correct number in the right spot of the verse.  You can put the numbers in order at the bottom so that they show the remaining number of frogs, you can put them in order from 1 to 5, or you can mix them up.






The third book also has movable parts and is perfect for children who may not be ready for actual numbers and are working at a concrete level.



This book has a fold out page at the back.  The frogs are cut out and put on the log with Velcro.  I put Velcro on the bottom of the page as well. 


As we read the story, I have the children take one frog from the log and move it down to the bottom of the page.



The page turns up on the left hand side as the story progresses and the back stays out on the right.






The children love moving the frogs.  They want to do it over and over again.


If you are interested in these books, you can find them by clicking on the picture below.  They will be 1/2 price until Wednesday.



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