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We are linking up with Doodle Bugs this Friday to bring you a recap of the week in FIVE
FOR FRIDAY!!!  This week we have been "Young at heart!"

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Valentine's Day Freebie!   Need a cute Valentine's Day printable for kids? This could be the perfect gift for Daddy or Mommy!  Click on the image above to grab this freebie!



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I "Heart" Painting! To add some pizazz to our Valentine's Day freebie we sponge-painted a cover page.  We started off by sponging red and pink hearts onto a sheet of white cardstock paper.  We used our heart- shaped sponges that we found from the dollar bins at Target.  


Once the paint was dry, we hole punched the sides of our booklet and cover page, then, tied them together with twine.  I really loved how this turned out!  How do you plan on celebrating Valentine's Day with your little ones? 
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Sweet Science! Who says don't play with your food?  Conversation hearts are so much fun to play with!  With just a few simple ingredients, and only a few minutes to prep, try out this Valentine's Day science experiment.  

All you need for this easy science experiment is:

 -6 conversation hearts
 -baking soda
 -water
 -vinegar  

In a glass, combine 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and divide evenly into 6 separate cups.  Then add the candy hearts, and observe!



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Mail the Valentine Game! Need ad fun and easy way to practice those tricky letters, like b and d? We played "Mail the Valentine."  A simple game that can be adapted to suit your little ones needs.
We started out by taking an empty box and cutting out a slit at the top.  Then we had a blast decorating our "mail box." Before we got started,  we wrote down all of those tricky letters onto a set of foam hearts.  First, I asked for the letter, then, we found the valentine and  "mailed" it.

Here's a video that can also help with b and d. How do you teach those confusing letter reversals?





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Be sure to check out our Valentine's Day Literacy and Math Pack!

Since this week is Valentine's Day, we are featuring our Valentine's Day Math & Literacy Pack.





Valentine's Day Vocabulary!  To help us get ready for Valentine's Day, I created these vocabulary cards!  They will definitely help us get the ball rolling.




Valentine's Day Booklet

 

Valentine's Day Math!










Valentine's Day Literacy and Math! Last week we posted our latest literacy and math pack. Next week, we will be reading and filling out the pages of our Veterans Day booklet and playing our Veterans Day 10 Frame Game! Click on the image above to check out this Veterans Literacy and Math Pack!






Valentine's Day Books! We have chosen The Night Before Valentine's Day by Natasha Wing as our read-aloud this week.  The story is adorable, perfect for sharing with your little ones on Valentine's Day! 



Make Valentine's Cards!  We will be sitting down to write all of our Valentine's Day cards this week! 



{one pretty pin} Strawberry shortcakes party food idea
photo source:http://blog.chickabug.com/2014/04/one-pretty-pin-strawberry-shortcakes.html

Strawberry Shortcake!  How delicious do these strawberry shortcakes look?  This is the photo that inspired our "tried it" this week! 
Angel food cake + strawberries + cool whip 
Ours did not come out this pretty, but they were still tasty!



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Hip Hip Hooray for the 100th day!

We are linking up with Doodle Bugs this Friday to bring you a recap of the week in FIVE FOR FRIDAY!!!  We celebrated our 100th Day of School this week!  Here's a few easy engaging activities to help your little ones have fun with the number 100!

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Happy 100th Day of School!  We are one hundred days smarter! To grab the little one's attention, I started out by showing him a jar filled with 100 skittles.  Once we finished guessing the amount, we counted the skittles using our 100s chart. This activity is really an easy way to celebrate the 100th day!



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100th Day Worries ~ book to read


100th Day Worries!  What will Jessica take to class for the 100th day of school?  In this adorable little story, "100th Day Worries," by Margery Cuyler, a little girl worries about the object she will bring to celebrate the 100th day of school.  What will you bring in for the 100th day of school?



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Finger painting ten frames! Ten frames are great for showing order and organization. Students can really see the quantity and its relation to ten when you use the ten-frames. To make our ten-frame counting colorful and even more meaningful, we used our fingers! Combining art and math is so much fun!


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100th Day Crowns!  To help us celebrate our 100 days of learning, after we colored our crowns and glasses(you can grab the template here) we took 100 steps! 

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100th Day of School Booklet


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100th Day of School Literacy! Over the past week we had a BLAST reading and filling out the pages of our 100th Day of School booklet, reading from our 100th day read aloud,  counting up to 100 using our 100s chart, and finger painting ten frames! Click on the image above to check all of the above activities included in our 100th Day of School Literacy and Math Pack! 




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Beginning Sounds!

What have you tried at home or school?

Welcome back to Tried It Tuesday! We are linking up again with the amazing Fourth Grade Flipper's Tried It Tuesday to share a few ideas of what works in our classroom!







We have been having a BLAST, learning to recognize the beginning sounds of words! 


 What better way to practice writing the beginning letter sounds than by having fun!


You can find this beginning sounds activity in our latest Alphabet Adventures packet! 




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Martin Luther King Day!





We are linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching this Friday to bring you a MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY sneak peak of the upcoming week in FIVE FOR FRIDAY!!! 


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Since next week is Martin Luther King Day, here's a few ideas on how we are planning to celebrate this special holiday!  



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Martin Luther King Day Vocabulary!  To help us get ready for Martin Luther King Day, I created these vocabulary cards!  They will definitely help us get things started.





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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Day Books!  We will be incorporating several books about Martin Luther King, Jr. into our  daily reading routine.  Included in our Martin Luther King Day book collection: Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, by Jean Marzollo, a wonderful book that pays tribute to such an important leader.





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 Martin Luther King Day Booklet




Martin Luther King, Jr. 10 Frame Game












Martin Luther King Day Literacy and Math! Last week we posted our latest literacy and math pack. Next week, we will be reading and filling out the pages of our Martin Luther King Day booklet and playing our Martin Luther King Day 10 Frame Game! Click on the image above to check out this Martin Luther King Literacy and Math Pack!





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I have a dream...  We will be writing down our dreams for ourselves, for our family, and for the world




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#Rainbow #partysnacks: Fruity Pebble Krispy Treats  #birthdayparty
Photo Source: http://projectnursery.com/projects/rainbow-1st-birthday-party/#

Make Rainbow Rice Krispy Treats!  Use Fruity Pebbles cereal instead of Rice Krispies, yum!







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