Monday, November 29, 2010

Past, Present, and Future...

In this blog, I would like to post things that I have done since I started teaching 3 years ago.  I have had some great mentors and have had the chance to work with some great people.  Over the next week or so I will be posting projects from years past (a whole 2 years of them :)  )  Stay tuned for some excitement!

Finishing up the Thanksgiving Project review...

                                                                                                                                                                         I was taking down our KWL chart for Thanksgiving, I decided to take a photo and share with the world!
To get 'real' responses from my students we used talking tokens.  Once you shared your thought with the group you put your token in.  This gave everyone a chance to share.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Turkey Hats, a three year tradition!

Since I started teaching three years ago, we have made turkey leg hats to wear to our Thanksgiving feast at lunch time.  We all had a GREAT time creating our head bands and turkey legs, and then showing them off at lunch!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkeys Turkeys EVERYWHERE but NOT a One to Eat!

While checking out the posts on I came across a SUPER cool project called "The Naked Turkey".  For this project, my first graders took home a turkey and a talk bubble and disguised them and wrote why the turkey shouldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving.

Here are a few of their creations.
My name is Herky.  I have to go to the Iowa Football Game.  Please don't eat me!

I am a gymnast.  I am too flexible to be eaten.

My name is Sweetheart.  I am not a turkey, I'm a present!

Hi, my name is General Collins.  Please don't shoot me so I can fight for the Americans.
My name is Elizabeth.  I do not want to be eaten by no kids because I am nice.

Greetings folks!  My name is Magic Christmas Tree.  If you hug me, presents will pop out.  So come here kids and hug me!  See what you will get!  Merry Christmas!

I am a sheep.  You do not want to eat me.  I taste BAAAAAAAD!

My name is Batman, I am too tough to be eaten.

Hi, my name is Tom Cat.  I don't want to be eaten because the oven is TOO HOT.

Hi, my name is Chiren.  I am a superhero.  Please don't eat me, I am here to fright crime. 

I am not a turkey.  I am a dog.  I wouldn't be a tasty treat to eat.  

I am a secret agent.  I am not a turkey.  I hunt criminals because they are bad.  I work hard at my job.

My name is Cookie and I don't want to be eaten.

Hi, my name is Darth Vader.  I don't want to be eaten because I am Luke's father.

My name is Daffy.  I have lots of feathers.  I have a family to take care of, please don't eat me.
My name is Tom, I have to watch the Hawkeye game this Thanksgiving

Welcome to our First Grade Fun and Frills!

Welcome to our first grade fun!  We are a small town Iowa first grade that is creative and excited about learning!  We would like to share our projects and learning with you!

Here is a peek at what our classroom looks like.