Johnny Appleseed {Freebies!}

We learned all about Johnny Appleseed this week!  The kids LOVED it! :)

We started by doing some activities on BrainPOP Jr.  If you've never used BrainPOP...it is AWESOME!  The Johnny Appleseed activities are FREE right now!

{There are some free activities, but most of them require a subscription.  I'm so so so lucky my school has a subscription, but you can also sign up for a one week free trail!}

We watched the video about Johnny Appleseed (only about 4 minutes) and then put pictures of his life in order.  There are a few other activities, too!

{Click either image to go to the activities on BrainPOP Jr.!}

There's also a great video on Discovery Education.  It's free to create an account. 

{Click the image to go to the website.  Just search Johnny Appleseed and click the first video in the results!}

We read Johnny Appleseed: a tall tale retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg.

We compared the book to the BrainPOP video and of course made an anchor chart, which I forgot to take a picture of!

They wrote facts about Johnny Appleseed on the lines and drew a picture in the apple. 

{Click the image to download for free!}

We also made hats!  They each cut out a name plate and glued it to the middle of a sentence strip.  Then they colored and cut out the apples to glue on each side.  They thought these were soooo funny!

{Click the image to download for free!}

{Click the image to download for free!}

Sorry I don't have a picture of the finished product. :(

We also counted, tallied, and graphed our favorite apple treats.

Click the image to go to my previous post to download for FREE!

Hope you can use some of these activities in your classroom next week!

Enjoy the weekend!


Spelling Choices!

Hey there!  Hope everyone is having a great week so far!   

We've had a fun few days learning about Johnny Appleseed.  :)  I am finally enjoying my class.  We were off to a rocky start with so many students {28!}, but we've learned the rules and routines {plus we're down to 22!}  ;)

I just finished my newsletter and homework for next week.  I've decided to try "Spelling Choices" for part of our homework.  I attempted this last year and the parents students had a hard time figuring it out.  So, I revamped my choice menu with pictures and directions.  

Click below to check it out!

Happy Wednesday!  Can't believe the weekend's almost here!


Tattle Poster - FREEBIE!

Hey everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  Mine has been spent cleaning, doing laundry, and of course, catching up on more school stuff. :)

I'm still exhausted each day...27 students will do that to you.  I feel for everyone out there with a big group of firsties (or any grade level!).  Even though we're getting better at following rules and routines...the amount of tattling has escalated!!  

We're going to have some lessons this week on tattling vs. reporting.

I made this poster to help my students remember what to tell and what not to tell.  :)

Click the image to download your copy!

A few explanations:  

I used a heart with a band-aid for "someone is hurt" to remind them that someone can be physically hurt or their feelings might be hurt. :(

The "just an accident" is for all those times someone accidentally bumps into someone or someone steps on someone's hand at the carpet or someone breathed on someone.....I could go on and on.  

Kelso's Choices are different ways to handle situations before going to the teacher.  I found it on Pinterest.  I just "Googled" it to find the wheel of choices.

Hope someone can use the poster!  Have a great weekend!


Currently September

Did you enjoy your long weekend?  I sure did!  

These past three weeks have kicked my boo-tay.  I have been exhausted after wrangling 26 first graders all day with little/no help!  This is the largest class I've ever had.  Luckily, there is the possibility of another class opening up...but not until after the first quarter.  

Anyway, here's what I'm currently up to...

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