Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fun with Babies and Verbs!

Hurray for Baby Day!  I am happy to share this great news with you all!  Jenelle and her family have welcomed baby Bianca into the world this past week!  So excited for all of the pink ruffles and baby cuddles.  Hurray! Hurray!

Unfortunately, even though I am "over the moon" for her and her family...I realized quite quickly this morning that I AM ON MY OWN! Ahhhhh!  What will I ever do without my partner in crime/creative springboard/confidant/best friend!?! This should be an interesting eight weeks!

Since last week was so crazy with Valentine's Day, and 100th Day, and Ash Wednesday, and Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday, and a day off for President's Day yesterday, we decided to teach the same grammar, phonics, and comprehension skills for two weeks.  We are covering irregular verbs in grammar and I was desperately looking for some way to make that sound like the most fun thing my second graders were ever going to do...that's when I came across the "Phineas and Verb" game created by Sublime Speech.  My second graders love the Disney show Phineas and Ferb so what better way to get them pumped! 

Since we were going to spend some extra time on irregular verbs, and I really wanted something non-valentinish hanging in the hallway, I decided to whip up this adorable Ferb/Verb craftivity.  The students cut out the pieces and then wrote the present and past tense of an irregular verb on his shirt!
Swim/Swam  and Deal/Delt
Phineas and Verb Crafitivity

Aren't they so FUN!!! And the kiddos were singing the theme song to the show while they worked!  Priceless!

And one last thing...Here are some of the Valentine's Day art projects that the second graders made last week.  They used little colored magazine squares to make mosaic hearts.  This is one of my favorites because they always turn out so gorgeous!

I've scanned in my pattern for Ferb from our "Phineas and Verb" craftivity below.  Just click and save the .jpg to your desktop and enjoy!

Keep on Dancing in Your Teacher Shoes!
Deanna, Jenelle and Baby Bianca :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It has begun!

Oh my words....our kiddos are jumping from the ceiling!  
You would have thought that we gave them a extra large coffee and 100 giant Pixi Sticks!

But...100th Day is OVER...WE MADE IT.  

We made our 100 year old people....thank you Deanna Jump's Awesome Unit 100th Day Math and Literacy Fun!

We cleverly spent our $100 on things that we have ALWAYS wanted, again thanks to Deanna Jump's 

We have raced to 100, written 100 words we know, made some 100 trail mix and finished off our awesome day making pictures out of 100s!

Time for 100 hours of rest?!?!?!?!

Cheers to Wednesday!

Keep on Dancing in Your Teacher Shoes!

Deanna and Jenelle

Friday, February 8, 2013

Next Week Is CRAZY!

Next week is going to be crazy around here!!!!  Monday is Chinese New Year.  Tuesday is our 100th day of School and Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday).  Wednesday is Ash Wednesday (we teach in a private school).  Thursday is Valentine's Day and Friday is Jenelle's last day before she abandons Deanna for Maternity Leave!  What a whirl wind!!!!

We went crazy with Oriental Trading and picked up a bunch of fun things to help make it extra crazy and exciting!!!  We want to make sure that we need a large bottle of Tylenol by Friday.  :)

Hope that everyone has an awesome weekend....we are preparing for a blizzard around here.

We will let you know how the week goes and make sure to post some pics!

Keep on Dancing in You Teacher Shoes!

Deanna and Jenelle