THEN, to top it all off today----they decided to have a food fight! (Again, they are the kinders, not the teachers!) Seriously? A food fight? See how I relate to the picture above?
OHH, and it wasn't just the K's being all crazy---my kiddos in first were too. I asked several times on SEVERAL occasions to quiet down today. I finally said, alright, I'm moving clips. BOOM! Yeah, they heard me that time! OHHH...it just makes me cuckoo.
Since my day was so crazy, I thought.....hmm....I bet other people have crazy days too. I mean after all we are teachers......what better way to find a positive then a freebie and a giveaway?
Y'all know we are working on r blends this week with Treasures. I made another phonics sheet with word box shapes. Now, we also use Wilson's, so there are some chunks on the sheet that we have covered using that, but not Treasures. You can click the picture below to grab you a copy.
Since I'm on the topic of Treasures, I know that many of you liked the Treasures Cut up Sentences and they seem to be helping my kids. I went ahead and did the same format with the first Unit sight words of Treasures. Click below to head over to TpT to check it out.
Here is a sample from the packet above. Click it to grab it. :)
Now, on to the good stuff. I was asked by the wonderful people of Educational Insights to do a review on a product of my choice. I knew right away I wanted to give the Hot Dots a go! I've been wanting to try them for a while now, because they just looked PERFECT.
As soon as I unwrapped them, my whole family started playing with them. (We are in our 30's with a 10 year old and a 6 year old). As soon as one box and pen was unwrapped, my husband took it. Then another unwrapped, and my daughter took it. My poor 6 year old couldn't wait until he got one to try too. My daughter told him, but you will get to play with them in your classroom, we won't. SOOO---if we were all excited about them. Just imagine the fun my firsties were going to have.
Here you can see the pen in relation to the students hand. It's a very durable hard plastic. It is perfect size for my firsties to use. They enjoyed working on this as a center alone, and working as partners.
One would take a card out for the other to use. I think they were trying to be little teachers with each other. How cute is that? :)
The great thing about Hot Dots, is they are self checking because of the lights and sounds. Students are having fun, and learning. This has been by far their favorite center the past two weeks. What makes it better is they come in a variety of skill levels. If you've not had a chance to check them out, you should. Here's the website, or if you want to see what other Hot Dot products are available, click HERE.
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