Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sneak Peek and an Award!

Happy Sunday morning to you!

I've been so busy this week with baby room preps and house cleaning... and SLEEPING, of course! Hehehe! Isn't that what spring break is all about??

I've also been working hard on the second part of my Spring Unit. I wanted to make an Earth Day unit but then decided to put those activities with my plants and weather activities and make a unit out of it! Here is a sneak peek:

So far, I have made these activities:
  • word wall
  • scrambled words
  • sorting trash (recycling vs. garbage)
  • spring sentences
  • word web (using nouns and adjectives)
  • bean sprout project book (observation, recording, and findings)
  • plant needs 
  • April showers: prediction, observation, recording, findings
  • math word problems
  • word search
  • list of online resources for teaching about plants and recycling
I am working on 2 art activities that I would like to add to the list. I should be done this week and I can't wait to share it with all of you!

I was thinking of putting it on TPT separately from my first spring pack but then I realize that some people might want to get both. Would it be a good idea to post them both separately and together? If you get them together, there would be a discount! Does this make sense? I'd love to get some advice from you ;)

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I also wanted to share with you my latest blog award! Thank you to Lori at Teaching with Love and Laughter for this amazing surprise!

I feel so lucky to have followers who appreciate my blog. I love sharing all my ideas and adventures with you and I especially love getting all your sweet comments!

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you. **Lori**
2. Pass on the award to other lovely bloggers.
Here are my choices:

I had the pleasure of being on the same teacher feature post over at Teaching in High Heels. It was an honor to be featured with such an amazing blogger! She is super sweet and I love reading her blog!
 
Nicole, my good friend, is the author of Today in Second Grade. She is absolutely awesome! I would love to be a student in her class :o)

Teri at A Cupcake for the Teacher is an amazing blogger! She is very creative and her craftivities are so precious!

Scipi is a sweet blogger/TPT seller who has been such a great help to me! She is always ready to answer any of my questions or give feedback when I need some advice! If you hang in the TPT forum, I'm sure you have met her by now ;)
Go Figure

3. Follow the person who sent it to you. DONE!


Have a good one,
 

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Your Spring Unit looks so cute!! I can't wait to see it after it is finished!!

Jennifer
The First Grade Dream

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

When I do big units, I do exactly what you were saying...I list the big one at a discount and separate it into (let's say), literacy and math. And I actually have had people say thank you for doing that bc they only needed the math..or whatever

And thanks for the shout out!! You are super sweet!! I hope you don't go MIA when baby comes!! lol...But I kind of expect you to :)

♥ Jen
The Teacher's Cauldron

Valerie said...

Thanks for the tip Jen! I'm going to be posting it this way so people have more options ;)

Me too, I hope I don't go MIA! lol

Valerie

Lori Rosenberg said...

The unit looks great! I totally agree with Jen because I do not teach math and there are so many units I don't purchase because I would be wasting so much of it. I love when language units are posted separate from math. I look forward to seeing the finished products!

Lori
TeachingwithLoveandLaughter

Ms. Nicole said...

Thanks Dear Friend!!!
I can't wait to post about this and give YOU a little shout out! I'm also looking forward to to trying out some of the things you told me about!!! You're so good with this stuff! What takes me a week to figure out, you've got down in an hour!!!

Love you and hope we get together before baby is born!!!

Nicole

Today, in Second Grade

Michelle said...

You are invited to a linky party! When you think about your first year of teaching or when you switched grade levels, what do you wish you would have known before you began? Hop over to my blog and share your teaching tips!

Michelle
Teach123

Erica said...

HI Valerie! I have been looking for plants and earth day materials and your items soudn perfect! So excited to get the finished products. :)

Erica

Sprinkles to Kindergarten

Miss Foote said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Yours is so cute...glad I found you!

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee
The Best Endings

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