Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ahh! Winter break!!!

Finally!  It’s winter break!!!  Time to recharge.

Here’s what I’ve been up to with my class this week:

In Science we have been learning about nutrition.  These are a few great resources which have saved my bacon this month!  The Sweet Life and The Bubbly blond have created some awesome resources.  Fizzy’s Lunch Lab has been a great hit and has some great teacher resources.  Little D has been awesome!  I have used this resources for 3 years and love the lessons!

The First Grade Sweet Life Nutrition book

The Bubbly Blonde
nutrition videos on pbs nutrition stuff

Fuel Up to Play 60


We have been working on place value in math.

The4se are 2 great games from Leaning Box: Manny Rumba and BT Bear



Harry Kindergarten on YouTube has AMAZING resources!  My kids love the videos and they make for great transition activities.  I have a 4 hour morning once a week and these clips give the kids a great movement break without derailing the day!


My kids have needed to review digraphs.  In general, they are just not hearing the sounds.

Cara Carroll’s Digraph Kids unit was a huge help!  Along with See N Spell from Primary Games, we had a nice review time!

Digraph Kids {Digraph Stories & Sorts}     

I didn’t do too much with Valentine’s this year.  I am having a hard time doing holiday things this year and creating a fair environment.  For our “party” we opened our valentine’s and watched Franklin’s Valentine.  This way, it was only a half hour of Valentiney stuff.


Well, that is about it for now.  Hopefully I will remember all the thing I thought of writing about during the week, but promptly forgot about when I left school!  Have a great weekend!


  1. I just love Harry Kindergarten! Except, sometimes I CANNOT get the song out of my head and my husband is ready to kill me. :)

  2. Awesome resources!! Thank you for sharing:)

  3. Great ideas! I'm so glad that I found you. I am a brand new blogger and love to share ideas and of course find new ones. Pop on over and visit me sometime. :o)
    ~ Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. Winter break sounds a lot longer than my four-day weekend! I wish I had that too!!