Well, we are settling back in the groove and it feels good. Report cards just went out, DRA testing is over for this 6 weeks, and TPRI testing is underway. I am feeling a little blue lately with all the big holidays being over, but looking forward to the growth I'm already seeing in my sweet kiddos at this point!
To brighten things up I have been researching a few winter activities and just wanted to share:
I think we are going to do most of these on Friday as a culmination to all we are learning about this week!
There's nothing like a little warm and toasty hot chocolate to get you in the winter spirit eh? My principal made this delicious hot chocolate and brought it to school for all of us one day - it is sooooo good - I thought it'd be fun to share it with my students - the recipe is on pinterest, just search crockpot hot chocolate, or click on the link above the pic to take you there - YUM!
Also from pinterest, if you search the wonderful Heather Price, you will find this free snowy contractions activity with contraction puzzle pieces. I introduced my kiddos to contractions this last week and they are rockin' it!!! Cara Carroll at www.thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.com also did a super cute activity with contractions - see her blog for details!
And finally, I've been searching for an activity to do with marshmallows!!! This one is a super fun dice game where students roll the dice, add that number to 10, and use marshmallows as their markers! Great for teaching addition by 10's! You can find it here www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Toasty-Tens-Mini-Marshmallow-Math, under Easy Peasy Primary Resources - for FREE!!!
Hope these help you get through the winter blahs this next week! Its always better when we make it fun, right?!