Sunday, February 17, 2013

President's Weekend SALE, Presidential FREEBIE and The Winner Is...

Image courtesy of Melonheadz

Happy President's Day from Melanie Mowery at The Teaching Queen!!! 
This weekend I will be hosting a 15% off Sale at my TpT Store for you just in time for President's Day!  Congratulations to Kirra Lehmann...she is the winner of my newest pack! Yay!
A Presidential Mini Unit of Learning
Stop back by this week to see what fun my class of firsties will be having with this fun pack!
Enjoy this President's Day Freebie as my gift to you!
Get this FREEBIE {Here}
Enjoy the rest of your 3-Day Weekend!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Parent-Teacher Conference Time!!!

It is that time of year again...and we all have a love-hate relationship with it...Parent-Teacher Conferences!!!  I love, love getting reaquainted with my parents and sharing all the great learning we are doing in first grade, but I hate the long, long days and nights!  I hope my latest pack will help you all save a little bit of time and get organized too!  You can download it now from my TpT Store!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year and Share the Love {Valentine Giveaway}

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year in our class and we did a lot of studying about the history of Chinese New Year!!!  We started the day with a Chinese New Year word search for morning work.  The kids loved all the New Year's Words...

After lunch we read some fun books about Chinese New Year and made our Dragon Headbands.


The headbands turned out so cute! Check them out:

We had a great day learning all about the Chinese Traditions and the start of their new year!
You can view my whole mini unit at my TpT Store...

Don't forget to stop by and check out this 'SWEET' Giveaway!
I am linked up with Stephanie McMahon from First Grade Fingerprints to bring you a chance to win some 'LOVELY' Teaching Units!  Check it out and get yourself entered to win!!!

Check out our 'LOVELY' previews:

It's all about 'LOVE"

Well...It's Monday again and we are back at the grind in first grade!!!  Today we started my new Be Mine, Valentine Literacy Centers and they are a huge hit with my kiddos!  I was definitely feeling the love today!  Take a look at what all they are doing!

This litte guy is making his Puppy Love Crafitivity!!!

Sounds of 'ed' sorting!

Candy Heart Probability!

Sweet Treats Memory!

Valentine Compound Sentences!

Valentine Contraction Mini Book!
This super sweet little one is working in my Library Station so he has on "reading glasses" or cheap sunglasses with the lenses popped out!  I think I got 12 pair for $1.00 at Dollar Tree!

You can get my 'SWEET' new pack here!
It's on SALE until Valentine's Day!

Don't forget you can download my Valentine Mystery Picture {FREEBIE} at my TpT Store too!  I hope you enjoy!  Don't forget to leave me some feedback so I can grow and learn from you! 

Become a follower of my blog and my store to get recent updates on what's new in my classroom!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Share the Love {A Valentine's Day Giveaway}

Love is in the air and I am teaming up with my co-worker, fellow blogger and good friend Stephanie McMahon from First Grade Fingerprints to giveaway a 'LOVELY' set of goodies just in time for this 'SWEET' Day!!!  I am priviledged to teach first grade with Stephanie in Missouri and thoroughly enjoy using all of her Awesome Author Studies and I know you will too!  Check out what we have to offer and get signed up to win some great teaching resources!!! 

Check out our 'LOVELY' previews:

Don't forget to check out my new Be Mine Valentine {A 'SWEET' Math and Literacy Based Unit}
It's 10% off Monday, February 11th through midnight on Valentine's Day!!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Be Mine, Valentine and SALE!!!

It has been a busy weekend...and I have been doing lots, except what I probably need to get done!  My new Be Mine, Valentine Pack is finally finished!  This weekend I have started many tasks and have barely finished anything, although I did work on rebuilding my blog...I want it to be more user friendly and inviting and more like ME... and pink is my color of choice!  I love pink!

Don't forget to stop by my TpT store for more sales!  Everything in my store is 28% off today!!!  Thanks for all the support and remember to become a follower and see all my new goodies!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It's Sale Time!!!

Who is ready for some.....
SALES!!!  I am! 
I am not a huge football fan although the hubby is, shopping is more my style!  There are tons of great shops on sale!  Come on over and check out all the goods! 

Everything in my TpT store is 28% off the original price!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hooray for Groundhog's Day!!!

Well today super busy...we worked so hard making predictions about that little special groundhog Phil! This morning we listened to some fun Groundhog songs we found on YouTube. Then we read some good books and did our writing craftivity!  The kiddos wrote about what they thought the groundhog would do when he came out of his burrow! 
Check it out below!

You can download this fun craftivity in my Hooray, It's Groundhog's Day {Mini Learning Unit} at my TpT Store.  Just click on the link below!

Later, we spent some time making our predictions on the Mimio.  The vote stayed close the entire time.  As the students made their prediction on whether, Yes Phil will see his shadow or No Phil will not see his shadow, the class made tally marks on their Groundhog's Day Graph.  Check it out below!

They did an amazing job tallying as each student went up to make their prediction! 
What hard working first graders I have!


Here are the books we loved to read today!  Happy Groundhog's Day...

Don't forget if you would like to download by Hooray, It's Groundhog's Day {A Mini Learning Unit}
Click the link below:

Have a great night!