The craziness of February is starting to get to me already... I have so many ideas running through my head, I have no idea how I am going to fit it all in! Why does the shortest month have the most special days in it? Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Flag Day (Canada), 100th Day (for us anyways), and I Love to Read month. AHHHHHHH!!!! And then I have to actually teach somewhere in there too! ;) Well here's some stuff we did this week.
First of all, I have to share my I Love to Read month bulletin board. Our school is having a beach/luau theme to go with the Scholastic Book Fair. Each class had to come up with a "team name" and create a bulletin board that will keep track of how many books the class has read (for our home reading program) during the month of February. I was having a really hard time coming up with a creative team name.... Then one late night, when it was probably way past my bedtime, I though it would be *hilarious* if we were called "The Krabby Patties" (from SpongeBob, if you do not know... hehe). So here is my bulletin board:
For every 10 books my students read at home, they get to write their name on a Krabby Patty and choose where they want to stick it on the bulletin board. I also found these little gummy candies that I'll give out as little incentives too!
Continuing on with even/odd numbers this week, we created an "Even and Odd Street". I saw this cute idea on The Teacher Wife. First we made our even, "boring" houses that were all the same. Then I let them go CRAZY to make an odd house. Some houses are crooked, have 5 doors, or even no windows! It was a lot of fun, and will serve as a creative visual reminder!
I wish Groundhog Day was more like Groundhog Week. There were so many cute ideas out there, that I just couldn't fit them all in. I purchased Kim Adsit's Hooray for Groundhog's Day unit and it is FILLED with cute ideas. The only thing I had time for though, was her little compound word activity. Click the picture to see Kim's pack at TpT.
I was all ready to do these adorable groundhog burrows. We were going to draw their homes in the burrow, then write about them. We ran out of time though, so I will save these for next year! The idea is from Cara over at The First Grade Parade.
Friday was a divisional P.D., so it was a nice little break from the kiddies! But they will be back tomorrow, ready to go for another full week of activities! Have a lovely Monday, everybody!