Saturday, December 14, 2013

Meet Our Class Elf, Peppermint!

On December 2, our class Elf on the Shelf arrived. To say the children were really excited to see a new visitor in the class, is an understatement. The students voted and the top three choices were Peppermint, Icicle, and Stormy (Our school mascot is the Storms). Peppermint was the top vote! They were likely swayed when our class aide pointed out that the elf wears the same colors as a peppermint candy and the candy canes he brought for them were peppermint flavored. {Her and I thought the name was most fitting ;)} Peppermint has already brought us lots of joy this holiday season and extra good behavior! The reaction of the students each morning when hunting for the sneaky little guy, is priceless! 

Day 1 of our Elf on the Shelf
Coloring a picture of himself!

He must have been tired after all the good things he had shared with Santa the night before!
On top of our W.A.L.T pocket chart!
Working on sight-words!
In my "warm fuzzy" bucket~ Gave students an opportunity to solve how I could still give out warm fuzzies.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Math Stations

Happy Holidays! My class has been busy, busy, busy getting ready for our Christmas Pageant and sharing in other festivities such as shopping at our school Christmas boutique and finding "Peppermint", our Elf on the Shelf, each morning. In addition, the children are lovin' our holiday themed math stations this week, so I thought I would go ahead and post about them! We are working on number recognition, counting, and writing numbers 0-5. 

Students worked on counting numbers 1-5, with this adorable activity. 

Students counted snowflakes and recorded their answers on the recording sheet. This activity and the activity below have really helped my students with counting and number formation.

You can find the "How Many Ornaments?"  math station, by clicking on the picture above. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How "I is for Inspire" Came About

Being a teacher, is not only my profession but it is my passion and career, so naturally it is a joy and hobby of mine to create educational resources for my students, share my lesson ideas with others, connect with others and get inspiration from their ideas and experiences in the classroom. With this being said, I wanted to create a bigger outlet where I can share, inspire, and connect with others and that's how my blog "I is for Inspire" came about. I am currently working on a custom blog design with a talented designer and am looking foward to adding more personality to my blog before I really delve into connecting with others and sharing my experiences in the classroom, ideas and products. Although I am pretty tech savvy, I decided to have a designer help me create the blog design I envisioned, so that I can spend more time on my posts and products. The design will be here in mid January 2014!

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