Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Madness

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow will be the first day of March.

We’ve got lots of fun activities coming up this month and we wanted to share a few things with you.

Thanks to so many great creators and sellers on TpT we are happy to announce that we are having our very first Dr. Seuss day . . . EVER . . . on Friday!!!  We know it’s probably hard for you to believe that we have NEVER done anything to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday until now . . . but it’s true.  We’ve got TONS of fun stuff planned for our kiddos on Friday.  We have even invited them to bring their favorite Dr. Seuss books from home. 

We wanted to start off the day the “Seuss” way so we made a little Word of the Day worksheet and poster to display.

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Today we made these cute little lion art projects to decorate our classroom bulletin board.  We began by reading the book In Like A Lion Out Like A Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer.  We talked about what it means when the weather comes in like a lion  during the month of March and goes out like a lamb.  Then we did a writing project to go with it.

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Here’s a folder cover that tells you exactly what you need for this art project along with tracers and writing paper. 

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For all of you who will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, here is a graphing center we always use.  Just laminate and cut out the shamrock cards and let your students sort them by color.  Then they can use their graph to record how many of each color they have and use them to solve some basic addition math problems.

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Here is a worksheet you can use with any book during the month of March.  We usually pair it up with one of our St. Patrick’s Day listening centers.  After reading (or listening) to a story let your kiddos go on a sound hunt through the book. 

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If you are a Houghton Mifflin user here is a sight word game our kids always LOVE.  Just laminate the cards and use it during your guided reading time or let students play in small groups.

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30 comments:

  1. muawh! That's me giving you two a big old kiss for these great activities! It's been a long week full of assessments for report cards and my brain's a little fried so THANK YOU!!!!
    Rachel
    Ed Link - First Grade

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful freebies! Everything you do is PERFECT for 1st Grade! We are so lucky to have you!

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  3. WOW, lots of terrific shares here, thanks!! I have been meaning to ask you where I can get handwriting lines with a dark bottom line like that? The font I have is OK but I LOVE yours.
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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    1. It's called Primary Lined...just do a google search and I'm sure you will find it. We have been using it for years and have NO idea where it came from.

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  4. Thank you so much Kelly & Diane! I LOVE your word of the days!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Wow, waking up to freebies! Thank you ladies for your great ideas and thanks so much for sharing! You two are the best!

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  6. Thank you for sharing all this! It all looks FAB!
    Jennifer

    First Grade Blue SKies

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  7. Happy March! The lions came out so cute! Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to put the "Gold Stealer" game to use!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

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  8. You are so generous. Thank you for all the wonderful freebies!

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  9. Thank you for all the freebies! You ladies rock!
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  10. Thank you so much for all the freebies. My students and I really appreciate it!
    Maria

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  11. I am going to do your March lion art tomorrow. Thank you! We've had 3 snow days this week and are kicking of Reading Month tomorrow, so it's kind of a wash as far as curriculum goes this week. A craft will round out the day nicely.

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  12. Love all of your materials!!!!



    Thanks so very much!
    Jennifer

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  13. I absolutely love you materials. THANK YOU!
    You are awesome women!

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  14. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  15. I love love love these thank you. We read Marion Dane Bauer's book this week too, but March was definitely a lamb today here in northern Oklahoma. Thank you for the freebies.
    Tammy
    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

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  16. Thank you so much for these wonderful FREE activities! I spent quite a bit at TPT during the sale so it was nice to come upon these freebies! My firsties will love these. Thanks again! Liz

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  17. Thank you so, so much for all these wonderful FREEBIES! I appreciated your TPT sale and THEN to come here and find freebies! You girls absolutely ROCK!

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  18. Thank you for sharing! LOVE your stuff! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  19. Thanks for these awesome freebies!! Y'all are amazing!

    -Ms. Thomas

    The First Grade Jungle

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  20. Y'all make the cutest stuff! Thanks for the freebies!

    ♥Samantha
    Learning with a Happy Heart

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  21. Thanks for all the freebies...can't wait to try them. You make the best stuff!!

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  22. I love the Lucky sound hunt! My 2nd grade friends that are still struggling with spelling and identifying the different sounds will benefit!

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  23. I follow your TpT store but haven't been by your blog until now! Boy, I have been missing out! Love it!

    Stacy
    Mrs Johnsons First Grade

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  24. Fabulous stuff as always. Thanks so much!

    Ashley

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  25. You guys are AMAZING! Thanks so much for the freebies! They are wonderful.

    Nicole
    First Grade OWLS

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  26. Thanks for sharing. Printed them off immediately! You are great to share.,

    /and your new blog design is fantastic!

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  27. Such cute ideas, as usual. Thanks for sharing!

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