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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

E-F-G-H-I-J-K!!! (elemeno p?)

What have we been doing for our countdown days?
Me--Surviving! ;)
The kids--having fun! 

I didn't take a lot of pictures the last few days.  There's something about spring--life gets so busy--and moves so fast, that before you know it----the day's over!!  

For the letter E, my first grade teamies and I took our students out for EXERCISE.  
We only get one scheduled recess a day in our building and it's after the lunch time, and the days we don't have specials cause for long days for the  teachers kiddos.  

One of my teammates decided we would roll big dice and add them together, and that's how many exercises our students would do.  So the dice were rolled, they were added up, and the students did a variety of exercise.  10 Jumping Jacks, 5 toe touches, 12 arm circles--you get the point.  Then we let them have a few minutes of EXTRA recess.  :)

For the letter F, we did frogs. 

Years ago, I came across this LINK and I loved the information in it.  The Venn Diagram is perfect for my students too.   My students had fun helping their FRIENDS with their FROG wordsearch.

We talked about the frog's life cycle--and I have these great resources from LMN Tree.
  You can click HERE to see her great blog post too.

And because sometimes, I just like a SIMPLE color craft...

 As you can see, me just going around snapping a few pictures here and there was NOT good enough. They decided that they had to line them up and I needed to get all of their frogs in the picture!  
I did as I was told! ;)

If you like that simple craft, you can click HERE for the link.  

They also enjoyed looking at various types of frogs on the internet, and 
we all enjoyed these two books.

My F day was originally supposed to be a Freeze-Ice, but can you believe that they don't freeze overnight? I really thought they would. 

The Freeze-Pops became a Good Treat for GREAT behavior for our letter G day! ;)  (Lazy?  Perhaps CREATIVE?? Yes, let's go with that one!)

For the letter H, we had some interruptions in our daily schedule.  We had fun doing Hidden Picture Puzzles the last few minutes of our day though.  You can find some from Highlight's website.
 Click HERE for the link.

I was our insect day.  We read some great Eric Carle Books,
and did a few activities from this pack that I'm still working on.

And one of the stations they are working on this week included bugs as well! :)

 But again, they want all of the stuff they are doing in my pictures.

*THEN, after I take a picture---they have to see it! ;) 
They are so cute and funny! ;)

Today was the letter J---I took the quick route out again and we JUST DANCE-d it up!
Here's a great link for Just Dance Kids--someone already set up a channel. ;)

Tomorrow, we will be doing something with Kites!!
Maybe I'll have a freebie to share with you! :)


  1. I am so tired right now I am having trouble thinking; I just don't know how you do it. Can't wait to see the kites.

  2. I love seeing all of the different things people do for their ABC countdown! :) I just posted about our last few days and I totally understand what you mean about the time flying by!! Enjoy your last couple weeks!!

    Kindergarten Stars

  3. You've inspired me to do an ABC countdown! Thanks.
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  4. I am so glad someone else noticed those freeze pop things don't freeze in a night! Last year I went to get ours out to enjoy and they were still liquid! Very cold liquid. Most of the kids opted to drink them anyway! Love that spirit!

  5. What a great idea- you are so creative. Thanks so much for the "Frog" shout out. You are a special friend.
    LMN Tree


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