We estimated and counted our pumpkins! The actual amount of
pumpkins was 84! I had 4 winners from my blog comments and 1 winner from my facebook page comments! Boy was that FUN! Each winner received my Stellaluna Book Study, October Math Centers, and Fall Literacy Unit. Thanks for
playing along with our class!
This week we have seen our ladybugs emerge from their pupae (spell check did not like the word pupas) so we have been enjoying both non-fiction and fiction stories about ladybugs. I made some easy reading response sheets to go along with our stories.
This week we are working on the short i sound. Today I made petunia and we will fill her with different short i word families like _ig, _it, _in etc. If you want to do this activity, I am sharing my pig recording sheet. Just click it below.
Can I just stop a second and thank the blog that taught me to buy black socks for dry erase markers? T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U! Drop a dry erase marker in a boys black sock and you have an instant eraser with a mystery color of dry erase marker hidden inside. Students simply grab a sock and that way they can’t try to get the color they want. They put the sock on the hand they are not writing with and it keeps them focused and ready to work… and clean! I love this idea! I started this last year and the socks are still going. Black hides the dirt so it’s perfect!!!
And before I go I just want to show you friends what torture awaits me on Tuesdays after school.
This was our workout today. I am not sure if you can tell but after running a lap (black asphalt parking lot and hill) I did 49 burpees in.a.row. These are SO hard. Here’s a visual: (the I heart burpees thing is a LIE!!!!)
The rest of the list was a blur of exasperated breathing and poor form but I survived and ate some cookie dough to cheer myself right up.
Now to cheer yourself up please head over to my friend Jen’s blog to enter her amazing giveaway! It’s FULL of amazing units. I already bought more than I can teach! Click the button below to check it out!
S. Simpson says
WOW I was really off with my estimation. Thanks for the reading response sheets and for the tip about the socks. I love the idea of putting the pens inside the sock. . .totally pinning that idea.
Burpees are horrible!!!!!!!!
Until now I didn't know what a burpee was, now I do I will never do one. All I can say go Reagan go!
I love following you! You are amazing! I love your ideas and thanks for the freebies. One question about the estimation station container you send home – when do you send it home and how often? Maybe you could do a packet of ideas for this "station'?
[email protected] (I love your classroom bin labels!!!!)
Reagan Tunstall says
Denise at sunny days in second grade has a freebie packet on her blog! It has a parent letter etc. hope that helps!
Hi Reagan – I see you on the forum sometimes but don't visit here enough. Back in the day when we used mini chalkboards instead of whiteboards we called them chalks and socks. Love doing that! BTW I may be the only person in the whole entire world who truly means this —– but I really do love burpees! Call me crazy but I like doing them. I'm nuts I'm sure. LOL Good for you though for getting them in — have a great rest of your week. :o)
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After
You are a girl after my heart…cookie dough and burpies !!! Love the sock idea too 🙂
Mrs. Nunley says
We always do monarch butterfly life cycles…what a neat idea to do ladybugs! I'll have to keep that in mind for next year. Thanks for the freebies! We've been working on real and make believe too.
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P.S. Your workout makes me tired just reading about it!
A Tale of 2 First Grades says
Love your pig but I don't love Burpees!!!!! Hey if you haven't been by our blog lately you should check out the Elephant and Piggie we put together last week.
I saw that the guess of 84 won the pumpkin estimation! I guessed that in my comment but haven't gotten an email from you. Did you already send them?
Reagan Tunstall says
Yes!!! I will double check and resend! Thanks for letting me know!
Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron says
i HaAAATTTTEEEE burpees!! we just did them yesterday at bootcamp too!! lol
Lisa R. says
I am totally borrowing your pumpkin anchor chart!! Sooo cute!! Thanks for the great reading responses. It will go along with common core perfectly!! 🙂
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Miss Squirrels says
ok- this squirrels is SUPER outta shape-
I thought BUrpees were something you sat your baby in- like a chair.
I will obviously not be doing any of those.
Love the real/make believe:)
The teacher that I am covering for had a basket full of dry erase markers inside black socks. I thought that was such a genius idea! Socks are pretty cheap too! 🙂
Happy 2nd day of October!
First Grade Garden
Annie Moffatt says
Oh my gosh Reagan! You did 49 Burpees? First of all, I never even knew it was called a burpee:) I did the Insanity videos and we had these:( I HATED them! I maybe dif 4.9, but NOT 49!! You are one in shape MOMMY/TEACHER! Whoo-Hoo! Another reason you are my hero;)
The Moffatt Girls
Oh my gosh, I have to echo Annie!! I can't even imagine! How do you have the energy after work?? Or does the energy come from the workout which, in that case, I have to get myself in gear!
As always, I adore seeing every single creative thing you do with your class 🙂
Adventures of Afterschool says
I love using the make believe and real story descriptions!
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What a fun estimation activity! Thanks for the fiction/non-fiction freebies too.
First Grade Found Me
Great post! I love the freebies. And the black sock is an amazing idea. Now why didn't I think of that?
BTW, I HATE burpees :))
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