Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Muffins for Moms Event

This year we had our 3rd annual "Muffins for Moms" event with our first graders.  It's always such a fun event!  I tried to snap some pictures, but it's always a mad dash to set up because we use our cafeteria and they serve breakfast in there every day.  We have about a 30 minute window to set up for this!  To prep, we order muffins and juice from our district's food services department.  In the past, we have brewed our own coffee but this year we got "Box of Joe" coffee from Dunkin.  Having the coffee already brewed saved us TONS of stress!!!  The Dunkin boxes come with cups, cream, sugar, stirrers, and napkins.

When the moms/aunts/grandmas (1 guest per child limit) arrive, we have them start with their food.  Then, students begin to work on a special art project with their family member.  The project is an interview page all about mom/aunt/grandma.  They glue it inside a large, folded piece of construction paper.  On the outside, they color and glue a muffin cutout.  The cutout is from Teaching in the Tongass.  The *FREE* interview pages are from Teaching With Love and Laughter.  Links to both are below.

As kids are finishing up their projects and everyone is finishing their food, they head over to the photo booth.  We use photo booth props from Amazon (affiliate link below). 

We had to remove this inappropriate prop from the photo booth!!!!!!  However, we thought it was appropriate for the teachers so we snapped a photo!!  LOL!

The event is always a hit!  We look forward to it each year!


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday 6 May 20

Happy Sunday and welcome to another "Sunday 6" blog post!  Feel free to link up your own post, sharing any 6 things from your week (personal or work related).  Just use my images and link up your blog post at the end of this post.  See you next week! 
We took a field trip to the pond last week!  It was great fun.  The kids each got their own nets and we were trudging through the pond catching all kinds of things!  This was my favorite field trip of all time...even with 14 years of field trips under my belt!  The best part of it all is that this field trip was free because it was at a MetroPark!

I had the opportunity to review BOB Books' new workbooks!  These are companions to the BOB Books learn-to-read boxed sets.   I love that there is now an extension to go along with the books.  The workbooks are full-color and come with two pages of stickers.  There are so many different skills included!  I have all of the BOB Books in my classroom, so these workbooks are going to be a great resource to have on hand.  I know my kids will love working through these during Guided Reading or free time!  You can check out the books below on Amazon.  *affiliate links*

We are out of school the Tuesday after Memorial Day...it's a half-day.  Prior to a Monday holiday, I like to teach my kids about why have the day off.  I'll be using my "Memorial Day" mini pack on Friday.  We will complete the ABC order activity as well as read through the mini-book.  You can snag this pack below if interested!  

I pulled out my "end of the year" read aloud books.  Below are some of my favorites!  I have linked them below for you as well, in case you wish to pick up a few for your own collection.
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I treated myself to a mani yesterday because my nails have been so dry...peeling and breaking.  Tons of hangnails, too!  I think it's from all the cleaning/organizing at school.

We went out to dinner with friends at a brewery last night.  I tried jack fruit tacos.  Have you ever had jack fruit?  They were ok.  I thought they had way too much bbq sauce on them.  I also had a pineapple beer, which was also just ok.  I am not sure we will go back to this place, but we had a great time catching up with my hubby's college roommate and his wife!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday 6 May 13

Good Morning and welcome back to another edition of "Sunday 6!"  Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, grandmas, and aunts out there!  I hope your day is fantastic!  If you're interested in linking up your own "Sunday 6" blog post, you can find the link-up tool at the bottom of my post.  Just please be sure to use my "Sunday 6" images and link back to my blog, Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade.  Enjoy your day!

We have 10 days left.  Everyone is spent.  I've been incorporating some "free play" time into our morning to help break up the day.  The kids have been doing so well with it!  Some of our favorites are Chutes and Ladders, Checkers, and Tenzi!  Tenzi is a face-paced dice game.  My first graders haev been loving it for many years now!  To get your own set of Tenzi or to simply check it out, click HERE.

We have been reviewing verbs!  This verb tense booklet was a perfect review.  I also incorporated verbs into our Morning Message.  Click the cover below to grab the booklets.

I picked up some new classroom labels from Polka Dots Please.  I printed two on a page to get them small like shown below.  I can't wait to laminate them and have them ready for the fall!  To check out the labels click HERE.

My team and I had our annual "Muffins for Moms" event on Thursday.  Blog post coming soon, but here is a photo of two of my teammates and I!  Love them so much!

National Pun Day is May 15!!!  I'll be celebrating with my "Punny Notes Home" pack!  Every student will get a pun note in their mailbox!  LOL!  Click the product cover below to grab these fun notes for your classroom!

We have been having a lot of fun with Kwik Stix lately!  I love these paint sticks because they dry super fast and are very simple for kids to use.  My kids love painting pictures for teachers and family members!  To check them out, click HERE.