Sunday, March 24, 2013

Yummy Easter Treats!

Can you believe the weekend is almost over?!  We had an early Easter dinner today.... I made these cute little nests for dessert!

Don't they look super yummy?  I'm thinking I may make them for my kids as a special treat this week!!  You know they would love them!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spring Chicks

Spring is finally here!  I am so looking forward to our life cycle unit...and hatching chicks!  I created this fun little project for my kiddos!  I am so excited to get it started :)

You can get the patterns at my TpT shop.  It includes the patterns, thinking maps, cute writing paper, a spring word search, and a few draw & write activities.  Click here to get it!!!  I'd love to hear your feedback!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I'm Finished! What Can I Do?!

Looking for an idea to do for your kiddos who finish first?  I can't take credit for this of my awesome teammates thought of this one!  What a super idea!  Each child gets their own envelope.  Each of them has a different activity that they can work on when they are finished.  You can put things like flashcards, an index card with words they need to practice, sentences that need fixing, or even special cards like extra computer time! ~ always a hit :), practice tying your shoes, or choose a book to read from the "teacher's shelf."  I switch it up a lot so my kiddos are always surprised by what they find in their envelope.  They LOVE it!!!! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hoppity Hop!

Happy ALMOST spring!  Not so sure about all this snow today!  I'm SO ready for spring, so I decided to start spring crafts with my kiddos :)  Here's what we started yesterday!

How cute is that?!  The kids were super excited!!  We finished the bunnies yesterday, but ran out of time before we got to the writing.  Was planning on starting it today...but we have a snow day!  Hopefully we will get to it tomorrow.  You can visit my TpT shore to get the thinking maps, writing paper, and bunny patterns!  It's a FREEBIE!  Click here to download!  Enjoy! :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Little Green Visitor!

We had a little green visitor sneak into our classroom on Friday! He left tiny green footprints across the desks....and of course, a pot o' gold chocolates! The most important question was how did he get into the paint?! Sneaky little leprechauns! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! :)

A Sunny Start!

Welcome to A Sunny Day in First Grade!! I'm so excited to have this blog up and running!  This is my fourth year teaching first grade...I absolutely love it!  I love looking for and planning new and exciting activities to make learning FUN for my kids!  I'm looking forward to sharing my ideas! :)