Friday, January 31, 2014

January's Snowmen

January's last day. The bulletin board will be changing to valentines, groundhogs, and presidents.

I just had to share these delightful snowmen, before they're taken down to make way for February.

Start with white paint and blue paper. Let the paint dry.

Cut around the snowmen and leave a border. Glue to a large colored piece of construction paper.

Cut out shapes. Glue to the snowman. {This is where the fun begins.}

I'm always amazed at how different they become. 

Happy snowmen, aren't they?

Some so simple and others fully adorned. 

I love walking into my classroom to see children's artwork on the walls. The children do, too.

I sometimes have students write in connection to an art activity or a craftivity. 

I created some snowman writing printables that can be used with snowman art or the winter season.

Now, on to February. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Whole Lotta Love Giveaway

It's the last week of January {already?!?!}. It's the time of year that marks the 100th day of school, and February is just around the corner.

Have you entered the Whole Lotta Love Giveaway?

If you haven't, you'll surely want to visit Deirdre at A Burst of First. Enter the giveaway to win some amazing products - from one hundredth day of school activities to President's Day to Valentine's Day (and more) - over 20 products in the giveaway. Click on the picture to enter - it ends on January 28th.

And how about a Valentine's Day freebie?

Your students will have fun with the assortment of valentine themed notes. Copy the notes on bright colored paper, and watch the writing begin. Your students can write notes to family, friends, and classmates. Perfect for a Valentine's Day thematic writing center!


Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow and Snowmen

Snow and snowmen are topics for January in the classroom. Even if it doesn't snow where they live, children still love learning about snow and snowmen.

Do your January plans include these topics?

If you're in the midst of planning, as I am, here are some snow and snowman books you may want to use.

Snowman books are a must if you're talking about snow.

We'll be talking about all the fun activities you can do in the snow. Of course, throwing snowballs is one of the first ones that the children mention.

The children love to tell and write about their adventures in the snow. Here's a "What Can You Do in the Snow? Booklet you can download for free.

Hope you've had some fun in the snow this winter. I'm still dreaming of a white winter.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope you have a GREAT 2014!

I wanted to let you know that I'm starting the new year with a sale in my store.

It's a one day sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers® store. All my products are 20% off today!

If you're looking for some new year activities, be sure to check out Happy New Year! Activities

Includes this New Year's resolutions activity that can be used as a bulletin board display.

It's filled with New Year posters, writing, graphing, and more. And because it's not specific to any year, you'll be able to use it each new year.

Enjoy your day!