Monday, March 23, 2015

First Grade Measurement Fun with a Dash of Leprechaun!


Happy Monday Friends!
I am not sure how the weekend got away from me so quickly....
It seems like a blur!  I took a ton of pics from last week so I am excited to share our new learning with you!
In Math, I am supplementing our GO MATH series with some great measurement materials from Reagan Tunstall's units:
A Teacher's Math Resource Unit 9 Measurement 
 
 Mastering Measurement: Non-Standard and Standard Linear Me
 
The kiddos are having a blast using all types of Non-Standard units to measure objects around the room.  I followed Regan's recent post and made a "fish pond" out of butcher paper and Scholastic Clip Art images!
There was ALL kinds of great Math learning happening at the pond last week!  I loved listening to the "math talk" and hearing how kids were proving their point of measure!


Everything that wasn't nailed down was measured!!!

We also celebrated St.Patrick's Day and had a ton of fun!
Say CHEESE!!!!
These two won the  BEST DRESSED award!
And this cutie-pie brought in painting caddies for all of us!
How thoughtful!
And my gift was totally awesome!
How cute is this poem!!!
Then we got busy making some Leprechaun LOOT!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Leprechaun-Loot-Snack-Math-Writing-1742837
We started with a TON of supplies.....
We mixed, and stirred, and then POOF!
The Leprechaun Loot was ready!
Looks DELICIOUS doesn't it!
Of course we had to tie in some math so we sorted it, graphed it,
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Leprechaun-Loot-Snack-Math-Writing-1742837
recorded our data using tally marks......
And then we got to eat it!!!  YUM! YUM!
That sly little green guy left us a scavenger hunt around the room!
He left us this basket-
We opened it up and found new pencils and sticker sheets for everyone!  HOORAY!!!
Grab your freebie from the very generous Cupcake for the Teacher by clicking on the image below!
st. patrick's day treasure hunt {printable clues}
We were feeling pretty inspired at that point so we decided to put our good energies to work and create a cool tribute to our favorite little green guy!



How awesome are these guys???!!!
Picassos' in the making!








http://firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.com/2015/03/leprechaun-directed-drawing-freebie-and.html
The lovely Jennifer White over at First Grade Blue Skies has these incredibly easy and very FUN Directed Drawing activities available for free on TPT!  Click on the above image for more details! 
And just today I found a NEW Directed Drawing for Bunnies on Jen's Blog!  Boy, do I LOVE that girl!!!
http://firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.com/2015/03/bunny-and-bird-directed-drawing-video.html
That's all for now folks!
Have a wonderful week!
xoxo,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the glimpse! Loved every word and picture. :) Keep them coming (if you can) I need inspiration...
    XOXO,
    Alyce

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