Sunday, September 23, 2012

Watermelon and a Giveaway!

Congratulations to Wendy at Teacher's Toolkit!  She reached 100 followers and is having a giveaway!  Head over for a chance to win one of the prizes donated by 14 TpT sellers, including me:-)  I'm giving away my "Going Batty for Bats" unit.

Friday was the last day of summer and we had a big day with watermelon activities!  We read "Down By the Bay", sang "Down By the Bay", ate watermelon, and wrote about watermelon on a cutie watermelon writing craftivity!  Did you know that watermelon tastes better when it is eaten with your friends at school during a time when you would usually be working??  Just ask my kiddos:-)  I find the my firsties really need a lot of practice rhyming.  What ever happened to little kids learning nursery rhymes from their parents and grandparents???  Anyway, after reading "Down By the Bay", we came up with our own rhymes to make a class book.  I love class books!!  Here are a few samples that my cuties did.  Notice the underlining of "warin" and "chaseg"!  Thank you Daily 5 and Cafe!!

I love that they added detail like butterflies.  There is a reason for the added details:-)  One of my teammates was blog hoppin' one day and came across the suggestion to get your kiddos to use more colors.  If you are have to use at least 6 colors!  If you are have to use at least 7 colors!  How simple is that!!!  

We are heading into Johnny Appleseed week!  I LOVE IT!  We're making applesauce and Johnny hats on Wednesday.  I always ask my hubby if he celebrates Johnny Appleseed's birthday at work;-)  It must be a bummer working with adults all day!  

My daughter is coming over tonight!  HOORAY!  She is creative and can make some anchor charts for me!  Shhhhh!  I don't want her to know about this fun activity I have planned for her until she is here so she can't change her mind about coming over.  

Enough chatter for now.  Gotta get some art matted so a wonderful parent I had last year can hang it up for me tomorrow:-)  Have a super week!  Happy Bday Johnny A.!

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