Sunday, February 8, 2015

February Take A Closer Look! And SALE!

Hi everyone! 

I am teaming up with some great teacher bloggers again to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our favorite February products.  We want to give you a closer look at one of our products and give you a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.



I wanted to give you a look at my February Print N' Go Math 2nd Grade


Here's a closer look! 

OVER 50 PAGES OF MATH!




Here's a freebie from my unit!

Like it? Love it? Gotta have it?

We are throwing our stores on sale 15% for the next two days to celebrate!


And now, I am sending you off to another amazing freebie!
Check out my friend KAREN JONES' blog!


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Sale! And December Take a Closer Look!

Hi everyone! 

I am teaming up with some great teacher bloggers again to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our favorite December products.  We want to give you a closer look at one of our products and give you a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.



I wanted to give you a look at my All About Polar Bears Informational Writing

Here's a closer look! 





Here's a freebie from my unit!
Like it? Love it? Gotta have it?
We are throwing our stores on sale 20% for the next two days to celebrate!
And now, I am sending you off to another amazing freebie!
Check out my friend Alexandria's blog, Classroom Action with Mr. Jackson!


Sunday, November 9, 2014

November Take A Closer Look!! And a SALE!!


Hi everyone! 

I am teaming up with some great teacher bloggers to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our favorite November productsWe want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.


I wanted to give you a closer look at my 


Here is a freebie from my unit!






Like it? Love it?

Gotta have it? 

We are throwing our stores 15% for the next two days to celebrate! 



And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie! 

Hop on over to my blogging buddy's blog. 



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Free October Math Printables & Winner of Halloween BINGO Game

Congratulations to Joanne Mitchell!! She's the big winner of my Halloween Bingo Games and Activities!  
 

My students are enjoying my October Print N' Go Math!


You can check out a FREE sample HERE:


If you like this freebie, I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bright Idea: Scissor Skills with Cut Paper Art

                                          

Do your students lack scissor skills? Sadly, with the lack of art being taught these days, I have several  2nd graders who are severely lacking in how to hold and use scissors, let alone cut shapes with them. 

This past month we've focussed on scissor skills for this very reason! A great way to practice, is doing cut paper art and collage. I love art and I try to find time every Friday to do a little art project. I collect lots of cute and fun art projects on my Pinterest page. (You can find my Pinterest art ideas here.)

    

We started the year gathering all my  Eric Carle books! We read and read and study all the different and amazing illustrations in his books. Then, we paint entire pieces of paper, learning how to mix the primary colors to make secondary colors. We texturize the painted paper while it's still wet using different tools.  The next week we plan our pictures. I lay out the painted paper in stacks according to color and the students take what they need. Here are some of their final works:


This month we focussed on cutting paper to make Fall trees. I got the lesson from one of my favorite art blogs, Art Projects For Kids. This lesson is based on Kandisky's art.  I thought that it would be a fun, colorful project. Interestingly, though, cutting circles proved to be frustrating at best for many of my students.


For this lesson, I just projected the steps of the lessons from Art Projects For Kids up on the Promethean board. I demonstrate how to do each step by doing a sample in front of the students. I just start the project in front of them and then they go to their seats and I walk them through each step again as they do it at their seats. 


I can't tell you how difficult cutting out circles was for some of my students! I heard "I can't do this!" over and over. I kept responding by asking them to say "I can do this! I can do hard things!" (I love positive affirmations!!)





You'll see that a couple of my students gave up on circles and cut out triangles and squares. (I actually thing the triangles look really spooky for a great Halloween art project! Next year, I think I'll try that for Halloween!)


The best part of the art project was seeing how the students took the lesson and added their own touch to it! I love the doors, ladders, and pumpkins that were added!
                 
                                                        
I hope you can take time for a little art in your classroom! 
Happy Fall!
For more amazing Bright Ideas from my blogging buddies, check out the link below! 

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