Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Indoor Recess - Bad Weather Activity #3

This activity is very inexpensive. All you need is a bag of balloons!

Have each child blow up their individual balloon and tie off.

Have children stand in a circle facing clockwise. In other words, have them facing the back of the student in front of them. With the music going, have them bend over and pass the balloons to the person behind them between their legs, then accept the balloon being handed to them by the person in front of them. Then you can switch and have them pass the balloons forward between their legs.

Keep passing the balloons and see how fast you can go!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter N

1. Name something your nose can do besides smell.
2. How would you describe your own nose?
3. What is your favorite smell?

1. Name something you can do with a nickel besides buy something with it.
2. Why do you think a nickel, which is worth 5 cents, is bigger than a dime, which is worth 10 cents.

1. What is your favorite nut?
2. Name something that contains nuts.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Why Not Have a Christmas Sweater/T-Shirt Contest?

Here's an idea for your classroom Christmas party. Why not have a contest who has the cutest holiday sweater or t-shirt? 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter M

1. What are these?
2. Is a gorilla a monkey?
3. What would you do if you could be a monkey for one day?
4. What can monkeys do that you can't do?
5. What can you do that monkeys can't do?

1. What flavor milk do you get at lunch?
2. What can you do with milk beside drink it?
3. Name something made with milk.

1. What would you do if you could be a monster?
2. Would you like to have a monster for a best friend?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter L

1. Who would you like to write a letter to?
2. Do you write a letter to Santa?
3. Why is writing a letter to someone better than calling them on the phone?

1. Why do you think lions are called "kings of the jungle"?
2. If you could be a lion, what would you do?

1. Name something you can do with your lips.
2. How many of the 5 senses can you use with your lips?

Friday, November 27, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter K

1. Why do we need keys?
2. What would you do if you lost a key?
3. What are things that need keys?

1. What's one thing you would do if you were a king?

1. What is the hardest thing about flying a kite?
2. Who taught you how to fly a kite?
3. What's another shape kites can be besides a diamond?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter J

1. What is your favorite flavor of jelly beans?
2. What does the black jelly bean taste like?
3. Which flavor of jelly bean do you not like?

1. Which is your favorite flavor of juice?
2. Is there a flavor of juice you like that you don't see in the picture?
3. Which flavor of juice do you NOT like?

1. How many jumps can you do with a jump rope before you make a mistake?
2. Who taught you how to jump rope?
3. What do you like best about jumping rope?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter I

1.  Do you like your ice cream in a cone, on a stick, or in a bowl?
2.  Have you ever had an ice cream shake?
3.  When is the best time to enjoy ice cream?
1.  What is the best thing about living in an igloo?
2.  Why would you not want to live in an igloo?
3.  How many people do you think can fit in an igloo?

1.  When you hear the word "Indian", what do you think of?
2.  Pretend Santa Claus is an Indian. What would he leave you in your stocking?

Friday, November 6, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter H

1. How do you like your hamburger? 
2. What do you like better - hamburgers or hot dogs?
3. Where is your favorite place to get a hamburger?

1. Have you ever ridden a horse?
2. If you had a horse, where would you keep it?
3. Why are horses cool?

1. Which hat would you like to wear?
2. Which hat is good to wear on a cold day? A sunny day?
3. Which hat would be fun to wear? Why?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Moving X-Ray Gifs

Save these gifs to your computer, or on Pinterest, to show your class. Also great when studying the letter X!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Weekly Graphing Idea - Letter G

1. Do you believe in ghosts?
2. What do you think you would do if you saw a real ghost?

1. Name something that's green.
2. Name something that's green that you don't like.

1. Do you know someone who plays a guitar?
2. Would you like to learn to play a guitar? Why/why not?
3. What is the best thing about a guitar?
4. What is your favorite kind of guitar, electric or acoustical?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Free Printable Kindness Cards


These printable cards can be given out to friends and family that may need a little smile or can be used as a fun random act of kindness project, which is the way that we used them.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Weekly Graphing - Letter F

1. Given the choice between a goldfish, a shark, and a piranha, what type of fish would you like to be?
2. Do you like to eat fish?
3. What is the best thing about fish?

1. What do you like most about flowers?
2. Can you eat flowers? Would you eat a flower? Why/why not?

1. Why do countries have flags?
2. Do you know your state's flag?
3. Why are flags important?