Thursday, February 23, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Freebie/Giveaway ends Friday

Whew!  I know if I'm exhausted, my students must be doubly exhausted because they've been doing all the WORK!  We've been preparing for our upcoming state test in March, and let me tell you my kiddos deserve every bit of their time off for spring break that's coming soon as these tests are over. 

With our state testing coming up, I tried to create some activities my students can do in the afternoon that are a bit more creative and FUN.  One of the things I created was a "Lucky Puppy" craftivity.  I'm going to have my students complete a creative writing about the puppy they create, and then put the parts of their story "beginning", "middle", and "end" on a foldable.  Please download this freebie from my TPT store by clicking the link: 
I also made a St. Patrick's day themed "Making Words" activity for my students.  I am going to use this during the week of testing also.  My kiddos love this activity, and I like to use it with our literacy centers. You can get a free sample from my TPT store by clicking the link:

The Giveaway for a $25.00 Erin Condren e-card ends tomorrow at midnight.  If you haven't had a chance to check this out, please go to this link:
 This has been so much fun, and I have enjoyed the great ideas I have found at your blogs and becoming a follower of them.  Thanks so much!!! I can't wait to announce the winner via the random generator Saturday morning. Stay Tuned!!

One last little thing... take a peek at our Stellar Student desk.  I got this fabulous idea from   Vicky at Traditions, Laughter, and Happily Ever After.  Every hour I pick another student to sit at the Stellar Student desk.  Students are chosen by their great attitudes, manners, and behavior in the classroom.  They have been enjoying this so much!  It's been a great way for them to practice telling time because my students are reminding me when the hour is up and a new student should be chosen.  I simply cut the letters for Stellar and made some yellow stars to put on the desk.  On the name tag, I simply wrote "Stellar Student".  The students also get new supplies and a mechanical pencil to use ( which is a HUGE privilege for them). 

Thanks for stopping by!    I would love to hear about your activities during testing week!


Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

what a co-inky-dink! I was going to do a post about testing soon :)

KRISTA said...

Hi Jen,
I can't wait to read your post about testing! :) .... With all the hard work that my students put in today, I just had to post about testing. It's my least favorite time of the year!


Michelle Tsivgadellis said...

Thanks for sharing. I noticed that you started following and checked out your following you!!
I love the clover-pup...cute!


The 3AM Teacher

KRISTA said...

Thanks Michelle!


Shawna said...

Super cute Lucky Puppy. Thanks for coming to visit me and entering Just Teaching...Kinder's giveaway. I am your newest follower!

The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

KRISTA said...

Thanks Shawna!


jen said...

Hi Krista! Thanks for stopping by my blog and being my newest follower!

I can't wait for the tantrums to end...I know, I have a long way to go!

I love this stellar student idea!! I may have to try it :o) My students will probably love it because they share tables and personal space is always good, especially with new supplies!!

Molly said...

Hi Krista!!

Oh my gosh, I LOVE your shamrock Lucky Puppy activity and am definitely doing it with my kiddos because (no joke) my dog's name is Lucky and I always call him Lucky Puppy and that's what my kids now call him too! They even got to meet him one day when he came in for a surprise visit! :) What a fabulous idea and my kids are going to love it!!! Also, the stellar student desk is fabulous!! Especially the part about them getting to use new supplies and mechanical pencils!! I did to do this in my class!

Lessons with Laughter

Wolfelicious said...

Love your shamrock puppy idea! So cute. I am your newest follower. When you have time come check out my blog.


Molly said...

P.S. I've awarded your blog the Liebster Award! Come on over to my blog to get the award so you can proudly display it here! Love your blog! :)

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