Big Ideas for Little Hands: September 2015

Peek at Week: More Fire Safety

I cannot believe that I only have 3 days of teaching this week and then I am on Fall Break!!!! Ok, well not exactly. I have a teacher workday and then parent teacher conferences then I'm on Fall Break. But hey, it's only a 3 day teaching week. I can do this guys! Then it will be time for a well deserved break!

This past week we dove into everything about Fire Safety. We even had a visit from our local fire department! The kids were so excited to see real firefighters and a real fire truck!

They even brought a smoke house trailer so that we could practice crawling really low on the ground under the smoke and then we all met at our safe meeting place.

During Guided Reading, we've been digging into our interactive notebooks to practice letters and sounds. You can click on each picture to take you to the product!
We also started working on our new Fire Safety Flippy Flaps. You can check them out below.

Since this week will be a short week, we are going to continue our Fire Safety Unit and keep most things the same. It is also that time again to assess for report cards so keeping things the same means less distractions for me during assessments. Click on the plans below to download a copy.
Now head on over DeeDee's blog to see what others are doing this week!

Peek at Week: Fire Safety

I am totally loving everything about this weather! Cool breeze, evening walks, snuggling on the couch under a blanket. I totally love fall weather! Fall also means everything apples and pumpkins!

I am going to keep this short and sweet because I have a 10 page (YIKES!!!) paper due on Tuesday that I have not even started! Gotta love procrastination :)

This week at school was all things apple. Perfect for fall time! We had so much fun learning about apples. They also fell in love with our new Flippy Flaps. We put all of our learning from the week into the flippy flap so they could refer back to it when needed. Every day they were asking what new thing was going to be in their flippy flap that day. These were definitely a hit.

You can take a closer look at the Apples Flippy Flaps here.

Next week we will be learning about Fire Safety. Come take a peek at what we will be up to. Click the picture to download the plans.
We will also be using our newest Flippy Flap! Fire Safety!!! Click below to get a closer peek!

Head on over to DeeDee's blog to see what others are up to this week!

Peek at Week: Fall

Sometimes the short weeks seem like the longest but this week seemed like the busiest and most tiring week ever! We tried to cram as much as we could into the four days that we had. I thought I was going to collapse Friday after work but I couldn't. I had big plans for my Friday night. Look who I met!!!

Yup, I went to the Go Noodle Meetup here in Nashville!!! It was a blast and I had such a great time meeting new friends and hanging out with the Go Noodle crew. Perfect way to end my crazy busy week.

This week was all about apples! We tasted, we graphed, we crafted, we read, we did everything apples! Come take a peek.

From me!

We have been working on our first edition of Flippy Flaps Interactive Notebooks!! They are loving them!!! We will finish them up next week. Click here to check them out!

Apples Flippy Flaps Interactive Notebook Lapbook

Friday was our official end to our 26 days of ABC Bootcamp so we celebrated Chicka Chicka Boom Boom style! We invited our buddy 3rd grade class for our celebration and they had a blast. They will definitely be talking about this for the next few weeks at least.

Now take a peek at what we will be up to next week. We will be finishing up Apples and talking about Fall too!!! This cooler weather is making me so excited for fall time to come!

Now head on over to DeeDee's blog to see what others are up to this week!

Peek at Week: Apples

I am so excited for a 3-day weekend!!! I mean who doesn't love going to bed on Sunday night and not having to set your alarm!!! Best. Feeling. Ever!!! So I am going to drop by super quick because hubby is in town for only 3 days and I am soaking up every minute that I can with him before he has to leave tomorrow morning.

Next week we will start diving into our fall activities and we will be starting with apples. I think this is one of my favorite themes! I am so excited and cannot wait to do everything apples!

Click on the image to download a copy of my plans.
I also have a new product in the works that I am super excited about. I am planning on making one for all of our major themes we teach. Here's a sneak peek (still in the works). Hopefully it will be posted by tomorrow. Fingers crossed! 

Now head on over to DeeDee's blog to see what others are up to this week!