Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Linky Party, Freebie, and a Giveaway

I have had so much fun blog stalking y'all these past couple of days. What awesome ideas I have found!  Krista at The Second Grade Superkids is having a spring linky party.  Link up with a spring activity you are doing in your classroom.  I can't wait to see all the great ideas.
Click HERE to link up.

Check out my spring linky activity.   Each spring my students participate in  "The Great Egg Hunt".  It's a fun way to review things we have learned throughout the year, and gives the older elementary students a fun way to celebrate spring.  I got this idea from a fabulous fourth grade teacher in my building.   For " The Great Egg Hunt", I stuff slips with review items we have had throughout the year in math, English, social studies, and science in plastic eggs.  I try to make sure that there are enough eggs for each student to find five.  Then I hide them outside, or if rainy in the classroom.  Students are given paper bags and told to only find 5.  When finished, students take the eggs back to their desk.  In each egg, is a review question from the year.  Students must glue these strips to a piece of paper and then answer the question. When finished, they bring them up to me to check and receive a special treat.   It's a lot of fun and a great way to celebrate spring.  Take a peek at this activity:

 You can find it for free at my TPT store by clicking HERE.  If you download this item, let me know what you think on my TPT feedback.  I appreciate all the comments!

Okay, okay.. I know I've said this before, but THANK YOU for participating in my 100 Followers Giveaway.  I'm having so much fun with this.  I am trying to respond to each person who has left a comment.  I so appreciate your sweet words.  I have also added your buttons to my blog roll for being so kind to add my new button to your blog.    If you haven't entered the Giveaway for either a $25 gift card to Amazon and 2 items from my TPT store ( your choice) or a $5 Scrappin Doodles gift card and 2 items from my TPT store (your choice) please check it out HERE to enter.  It ends Saturday, March 24 at midnight. Winners will be announced on Sunday.

I'm getting that huge "to do" list "ta done".  Spring break is going by way too fast.  The weather has been absolutely wonderful so we've had lots of time to play outside and have afternoon picnics... such fun.  Tomorrow the family is off to an indoor water park.  Our kiddos can't wait!  ( I wish it were the beach... but none to be found in  our part of Illinois).

I'm hoping to get my "Lil Ladybug" Math Centers completed before we leave.  It's a great way to review at the end of the year.   It is 40 pages right now, but I still need to add a money game and a time game.  So far the math centers include: multiplication mix up, ditto division matching, all about addition file folder game, and a subtraction game.  Take a peek:
Have a fabulous evening!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I would love to hear about your spring activities.  Don't forget to link up with Krista at The Second Grade SuperKids.


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

those are great ideas for the eggs! If I taught 3rd, I'd totally use them! :)

Andrea said...

Love your egg hunt idea! Can't wait to try it out!

Cheers to School

Krista Carlson said...

First- thanks for spreading the news about my linky!

Second- I absolutely love the "Egg Hunt" review game! How creative and educational at the same time. May have to use it as a way to review a unit of study we have recently finished that week of Easter!

The Second Grade Superkids

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