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Earth Day Fun!

Before I start... I am only 7 people away from the magic number of 100 followers!
I am of course going to be having a 100 follower giveaway!
If you would like to donate an item then please comment below with you e-mail address and I will contact you!
Thanks so much! I am oober excited!!

Last week students learned all about Earth Day and completed a fun booklet from Amy Lemon's earth day unit! Here is a bit of what we did!
Here is one of the little earth 'gals.' This little one made the heart into a hair bow. So cute! Inside of the booklet students wrote about how people can help the earth and then another earth topic of their choice. I forgot to take pictures of their actual writing.
Here is my little wall that I have to hang stuff up on. :)
I've got to get a better camera!
I have a bigger one too but my dinosaurs are still on there!
This is dirt pudding that I got from a little girl from a colleagues class. I ate the worm before I took the picture! ha ha... I just couldn't resist. But, I took the picture and posted it because next year I want to make this stuff with my class! I can't believe I didn't think of it this year!
Then here is a booklet that one of my little girls wrote. The whole book isn't on here but I wanted to share some of it with you! I just love it! It really shows that she 'got it.' Love, love, love it when they write books for me! I take the books they write and put them in my classroom library! You would be surprised how much the kids read the books that were written by classmates! Next year I want to incorporate a lot more book writing!

Last, but not least I just had to share this with you. According to the little guy (with the stuffed animal AKA Bunny Peep Peep)... There is a  meteor shower? I was curious and didn't know this so I looked it up... and there is.. its quite a big one! He was so excited that he spend his entire inside recess working with 'Bunny Peep Peep' (stuffed animal) and this other little guy making a picture of his animal watching the shower... When they finished drawing the stars they divided them into fractional parts! That made me so happy! (YAY we are even learning at recess!!)

Look outside tonight!
Rarest Meteor Shower April 22, 2013
Lastly... It has literally been forever since I have posted a product on Tpt and well it is about time!! I am ALMOST done with my "Sizzling Into Summer" literacy centers! It should be done by Wednesday! Whoop Whoop! Keep an eye out!!
 It'll be given away to one lucky person!!
Now... We are going to be combining this post with Latoya's Linky!
Topic: Three favorite parts of my room!
My room is oober tiny so there is not much to it so the stuff I share with you with my tiny as well. I am grateful for having a room to teach it BUT it is so small that I had to move furniture in front of closets so it would pass the Fire Marshall's test! Yah that small.. and I had to squish students tables together...very tiny room!
1. My Rug!!!!
It is the one spot I can do my small group lessons and where students can do activities with partners and spread out a bit! I wish I had a ton of floor room because I love station activities and teaching in a way where students get to DO stuff! It is very hard to do in a little room... but I do it!
2. The second thing that is my favorite about my room is my kids! That room is nothing without them in there! My day brightens each day they come in! I am the happiest person in the world when I get to shut my door and just teach! <3 them and <3 my room the most when they're in there!
Ugh.. Can I just say that this thing makes my lessons so much more exciting?!! I don't have a direct picture of it but it is to the left in this picture! Also, if you want to know just how little my room is.. here it is. There is a wall to the right. The room you see to the right of the red table is all the room I have. My room doesn't look quite like this any more. My desk is in the front corner of the room and the bookshelves are in a cubby in the back of the room!

Okie Dokie... All done! Have a great Monday!


  1. I love your classroom! I agree, more floor space is always ideal for working with the little ones. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Love, Live, and Teach

  2. Cute room! Gotta love a rug and a smartboard! They make a great combo!!
    I would love to donate to your giveaway. My email is Congrats on reaching 100 followers!

    The Phonics Phenomenon

  3. Love your room! You are so right ~ the kids are what makes it all worthwhile. You are now one follower closer to that magic 100:)
    First Grade Carousel

  4. Your your little Earth guys are so cute!

  5. Now you're only 5 away....I'm your 95th! I'd love to help out with your giveaway and give away a couple of items from my TN or TpT store. Just email me ( Your sizzling into summer pack looks great and I love love your tables!!!!

    The Bender Bunch

  6. I also put my SMART board down :) I'd love to help you with your 100 follower giveaway since you were so kind to donate to mine :)
    Polka Dot Kinders

  7. I love that cloud paper/fabric on your windows...your room is adorable! Congrats on {almost} hitting a 100. We are #96.

    I'd love to help with your 100 follower giveaway. We just opened an etsy shoppe with clip art for teachers and crafters...Feel free to email me at theclassroomcreative {at} gmail {dot} com.

    Hope you hit 100 by tomorrow,
    The Classroom Creative