Wednesday, January 30, 2013
One of the things I always like to do with my February unit on America is to teach money at the same time. We learn about the presidents on the coins while we are learning about the coin names and their worth. Kids can earn pennies for good behavior and citizenship during the month. They save their coins in a baggie and get to spend them in a class store at the end of the month. We have parents send in small party favors and other items to place in our store. We price all the items and separate them by price. The kids can shop until their pennies are gone. It is so funny to see their spending personalities come to life. Some of therm will buy a whole bunch of items for one or two cents. Others will choose to buy one more expensive item. It is a great learning experience, with lots of coin counting, budgeting and learning about the presidents, too!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Here are a couple of more penguin creations from friends who had trouble with the linky. Simon from Oddball Science created Penguin Number Fun and Linda Nelson from Primary Inspiration is Composing and Decomposing Numbers with my penguins. Please stop by their TpT stores and check out these great resources and also drop by and visit Linda at her Primary Inspiration blog.
Snowmen All Year.
The kiddoes can graph their favorite month together and then make their own copies of the collective graph for more graphing practice.
Here is another opportunity to match month to number. It would be great for students who need more support, because they can match the pictures.
Here are most of the components of this unit all together. Everything, that is, except for the glyph craftivity.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Fun Factory have created this cute resource using my silly penguins. They are so talented and I love their finished product. Those crazy bowtied boys look like they are having so much fun on that icy slide! I think you will find this to be a great addition to your winter activities. They have created cards that cover number, shape, size, upper/lowercase letters and initial sounds. So waddle on over to their store and check out this and all their other great teaching resources.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I have decided to host my first Linky party and I'm so nervous...mainly because I have no idea what I am doing!! If you would like to link up, it is very simple. See my instructions HERE on how to get the cute penguin graphics... then link up here with your resource creation. You can right click and copy the blog button above if you would like to add it to your own blog post (Or drag and drop to your desktop if you are using a Mac computer!)
If you are blog hopping, I hope you will come back and check out the Penguin Party resources. I'm hoping we will have many resources for you to check out from lots of wonderfully creative teachers. You will be able find them all at TeacherspayTeachers and , hopefully, you will be able to find ones that will work together for a coordinating series of lessons or unit of work! Penguin resources will be added right up to March 31th, so keep checking!
I have just listed these little cuties in my TpT store. You can find them HERE at TpT for $2.00
I would like to host a fun linky party to celebrate the New Year.
If you would like to join the fun, here is how it will work.
1. Email me and request the Pretty Penguins Clipart for Free (email@example.com)
Please be patient, this is my first linky and I'm not quite sure what to expect, so it may take a while for me to email them back to you, but you will receive them within 48 hours. If not, email me again!
2. Use these graphics to create a teaching resource that you will list at your TeacherspayTeachers store (either priced or free)
3. Blog about your own resource and link back to my linky party (I will host it from Tuesday, January 1st...today!)
It will be fun for our followers to be able to find lots of wonderful and different resources that have the same 'Pretty Little Penguin"' theme!
Several fabulous clipartists and bloggers have come together for an amazing Clipart Challenge hosted by Primary Possibilities! Each blogger is featuring a clipartist and a product they made using that artist's images! This is a great way to discover new clipart creators for your summer creations. So follow the linky above to head on to the next post! You may even pick up some freebies along the way!