We have had a BUSY week, y’all! I feel like I say that every week because it’s pretty much always true, but this week seems to be extra busy!
Today, I realized that these little hot air balloons would be perfect for place value. I had already printed this to use with my subtraction unit a few weeks ago, but we never got around to making them! So glad I had saved the copies and they were right at my fingertips! I might not have originally planned for these to go with place value, but so many things like this are super flexible!
My 2nd class made the place value cherries that I had prepped for today. Since I had initially planned to do both the hot air balloon and cherries in partners, I ended up having a class set of each craft. So, one got the hot air balloon, one got the cherries, and they both served the same purpose… showing me what they have learned! And, every student got to make their own individual model rather than share with their partner… that’s always a relief 🙂
I need your help! This summer our family is traveling to Kenya on vacation. ❤️ I am looking for picture books 1️⃣ With Settings in Africa 2️⃣ African Folktales 3️⃣ Biographies ❤️ Here are some of the ones I have. Let me know what else I need below! 👇. Before big trips I like to read lots of informational or cultural books to my two kiddos 📚 It helps get them excited and invested in the trip. #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less
I am so stinkin excited about how April turned out!! We’ve got all the topics covered... Earth Day, Butterflies, Frogs, Poetry, and seriously so much more. If you haven’t tried Rooted in Reading yet, we think now is a great time to start!!! Queen of the First Grade Jungle 💚 #rootedinreading #firstgrade #1stgrade bit.ly/1stRiRApril... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever read Fiona’s Luck? I had never seen it before this year. It’s not your typical St. Patrick’s Day/Leprechaun story. Which is one reason I LOVE it. It’s about a leprechaun king who takes all of the luck from the people in Ireland. A girl named Fiona uses her wits to get a little face-to-face with the king. You just have to read it!! #rootedinreading #specialedition bit.ly/FionasLuck ... See MoreSee Less
We’ve had a lot of hard discussions with our kids lately... especially about loving who you are and who God made you to be. Sometimes you just need a picture book to continue the discussion, so this is what we will be reading tonight: Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller ❤️ Thank you to @ramonarecommends for telling me about this precious book!! #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less