Thursday, March 17, 2011

Potato Race Results

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 

Hope everyone is having a great day!!  Here are a few pictures from the RACE today!

the hill

the results

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Great POTATO Race

I’m so excited for St. Patty’s day tomorrow.  J 
Ms. Lochridge’s from First Grade Factory just shared this idea with me.  I quickly created this sheet to use tomorrow.  You create a ramp in your classroom and race several potatoes.  Record the results and discuss.  Thought you might want a copy. 
Hope you all have a Lucky day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Diggin' Up Some Soil

We are preparing for a Unit on Soil.   I’m trying to come up with some ideas . . .  I want to create a soil layer jar. 
I am also having each child bring in a Soil Sample from their back yard.  Once everyone brings there sample to school I’m going to have the student’s use magnifying glasses to exam the soil.  I created this sheet for the students to record their results.

I’m still deciding what else I want to do.
Does anyone else have any great ways they teach soil in their classroom? 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Little Explorers Addition

We are getting ready to start a Unit on Explorers.  We are going to be reading stories about Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed.
Our math focus is Addition; some of my students are still struggling with Counting On.  I created this math sheet to help the students practice. 
I also created an Addition Match-Up game to go with the unit!!

St. Patty's Day Potato Person

This week to celebrate St. Patty's day a little early we read this book:
My students loved this book!! 
Jamie O'Rourke is the laziest man in all of Ireland.  But will his luck change when he finds a Leprechaun?  The Leprechaun gives him a magic potato seed.  His wife is not too impressed that he got a seed instead of the pot of gold . . . but will the seed actually be BETTER than a pot of gold?
After reading the book we created these adorable Potato People!!  The students loved it!!  Hope you can use this in your classroom this week!