Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feelin’ A Bit Green

Top Of The Morning To You. I can’t believe it is February 29th already and we have not had one snow day. Trust me I am over winter since the pretty spring styles and strappy sandals have hit the department stores. I am ready for a pedicure and a “glow” effect to my skin.

I don’t know what the weather has been like in your neck of the woods,but this winter has been a complete let down. I think I jinxed myself  when I bought ski resort gift cards for the family this Christmas.

Many people have been sending me emails about my St. Patrick’s Day Unit. After having some issues uploading, I finally got this adorable Irish theme unit up!! (Yippee! Just in time for the Leap Day Sale!!)

Shamrock Math & Literacy Centers

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There are 20 different activities (10 math & 10 literacy) to keep your little leprechauns out of mischief during center time activities.

Math

  • Pot O’Gold Count: Counting Activity
  • A Kiss for Luck: Before/After Numbers
  • Top of the Morning: Time Analog to Digital
  • Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Time Digital to Analog
  • O’Malley Tally: Tally Activity
  • Feelin’ Green: Counting Money Activity
  • Lucky Charmer: Graphing-Analyzing Data
  • Leapin’ Leprechaun: Skip Counting
  • Luck ‘O The Irish To Ya: Counting-Odd/Even Recognition
  • Shamrock Shake-Up: Addition Activity

Literacy

  • Leprechaun Letters: Letter Sorting
  • Maguire’s Middles: Middle Sound Recognition
  • Shamrock Shimmy: Syllable Counting
  • Blarney Blast: Beginning Blends
  • Some Where Over The Rainbow: Ending Sound Recognition
  • Clever Clover Words: cvce words
  • Four-Leaf Clover Mystery: Sight word recognition
  • Clover Clusters: Beginning digraphs
  • Leprechaun Shenanigans: real vs. nonsense words
  • Lots of Luck: CVC word writing and sound discrimination

To jazz up your Shamrock centers, you could store materials in black pots

Black <em>Plastic Cauldron</em>

Adding Shamrock stampers and green stamp pads to Shamrock Shimmy

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Using Shamrock Theme Coins for Counters

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Spray Painted Lima Beans (1 side green-1 side gold) for Shamrock Shake-Up

Farm Equipment <em>Spray Paint</em>, JD <em>Green Spray Paint</em>Jack & The Beanstalk <em>Dried</em> Large <em>Lima Beans</em> 1 lb. Bag - 24 / CSPremium <em>Gold Metallic Spray Paint</em>

Hope this unit brings you “lots of luck

Melissa

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leapin' Lizards It's A Leap Year Sale

I am so excited to be teaming up with a great group of gals for the 2012 TPT Leap Year Sale!!!
Check out this awesome line-up of the 19 bloggers.



Click {HERE} or image to access a pdf with links to blogs and TpT stores!

Don't forget to add the TPT code
 L2P9Y
 for an additional 10% off .
Leapin' Lizards that's a total of 30% off.
 Hip Hip Hooray for Leap Year!!
Head on over and start filling your cart!! I know I am stocking up on some winter items I missed and some things for March and April!!!
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

How Do I Love Thee…

I just re-posted my Lots of Love C-V-C Activity this morning and had a request for a similar activity using numbers/number words. Let me introduce my newest freebie using those adorable heart containers from the Target Dollar Spot, Dollar Tree, or Dollar General.

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How Do I Love Thee?…Let Me Count The Ways

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It is quite simple to put together. Simply print letter tiles onto cardstock and laminate for durability. Label your heart containers A-J. Fill each heart container with one number word.

Place containers in a basket (I found the cutest heart shaped basket at the Dollar Tree.) Print recording sheets- I print mine front/back to save paper. There are enough letter tiles to create several center stations (1-20).

Directions includedhow I loveI

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Hugs and Kisses,

Melissa

A.K.A

Mrs_Freshwater

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

 

Congrats to

heart6Karyn of kideducator@comcast.net

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Karyn won my

 Sweet Surprise Giveaway

and will be receiving my three

February Theme Units.

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Thank you all for entering my giveaway

To give you aspecial sweet surprise”,

I have put my entire

 TPT store on Sale through Sunday.

Don’t delay, hurry over today.

I have had several people email me about my units in the works. I am currently working on a new Dr. Seuss unit (I know that has been a popular request!!) and have a few other in the works. Do you have an idea or request for a unit? Email me at mfresh2@aol.com 

I want to say thank you for all the support you have given me throughout the last year. What started out as a class assignment has grown into something quite spectacular!!!

Enjoy the SALE!!!

Always, Melissa

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