Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Little Easter This and Spring That - 24 Hour Giveaway!

I have just let out a sigh of relief that this school day is finally over!  We had only 3 days to cram in almost a weeks worth of Spring fun!  Tomorrow we have an ELL exam to take most of the day.  Whoever in this district decided on an end of the year exam right before a holiday needs a pleasant reminder that the last thing on 6-7 year old minds is a test!  This week was so much fun, but tiring too!  And still more to come with out of town guests and housework to get done!  Thank goodness we have a 4 day weekend! 

I started the week with my daughter's Preschool Family Project!  We made her Easter Basket!  Like the wet hair?  It took a while to dry so I took her picture with it after her bath....who says you can't multi task, right?

We did a lot with Measurement and Time this week!  One of the great things about having a little one at home is the fact that there are gobs of choices for items to measure in her room!  I raided her toy box when she wasn't looking and took a few of those items to school for my students to use.
What's in the Egg?  I filled a few recycled gift bags with 6 toy items and slapped an egg on the outside.  I loved Deanna Jumps Dinosaur unit with the Paper Mache egg, but I figured this was a bit easier.

How Many Cubes Long?  The students measured and compared the items with cubes.

     How many straws long?
Measuring the Room with Straws!  This was the favorite for my students!  They even measured me!

 The students enjoyed the Math Centers with Time.  We even played a version of scoot with clocks.  I have a wonderful friend and co-worker who finished an awesome unit called Clever Chicks and it had this game in it!

I also learned of a new and super cute book from this unit called Chick-n-Pug by Jennifer Sattler.  This went great with our weekly story, Tippy -Toe Chick, Go by George Shannon.  My kids were laughing hard!  We compared and contrasted the two stories and documented the results on a Venn Diagram.  Then we made Chick and Super Pug Glyphs to go with that and our writing!
We did a little experimenting with Gummy Worms today!  This went perfectly with our measurement unit too!  The students predicted what would happen to the worm if they put it in water.  Some of their predictions were funny!

We measured the worms first, then let them sit in water for 2 hours.  When they came back, they were fat and slippery.  They even had trouble holding them so they had to just measure while they were still in the containers.

We ended our day today with following a recipe to make chick cookies and an Easter egg hunt!

My friend Jamie has a super cute blog called Oh First Grade Friends!  Hop over and check her out!  If you become a follower of her blog and leave a comment that you are following her and me, we will give both these units away to 3 lucky winners tomorrow!


Happy Easter!!


  1. Both of your blogs are super cute! These units look great!! :)

  2. I am now following both of you.

    First Grade Delight

  3. I follow both blogs!!


  4. Looks like your class is having a blast! Love the Easter basket and your little one is a cutie! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  5. I now follow both blogs! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  6. I follow both blogs