Sunday, February 28, 2016

Join Me for a Happy Leap Day Sale!

Happy Leap Day!  To celebrate this momentous occasion, everything in my TPT store will be discounted 20% off the normal price.  PLUS, I'm getting together with my SPED buddies to offer two products at an additional 29% off!  The products I chose are both spring related.  The first one is geared towards St. Patrick's Day.  Take a look at what's in this pack.
Here is a sampling of the activities...
Color matching, sorting and reading color words activities,
Lucky Leprechaun Shapes,

Green Gumball Counting,

Upper/lowercase Rainbow Matching,

Solid Gold Sounds with….

Lucky Letters, and much more!!!
I am also offering my Spring Themed Learning Pack at an additional 29% off the sale price.
Here is a sampling of the activities in this pack.
Vocabulary Words,
Rhyming Activities,

Color Words Emergent Reader,

Mama and Baby Bird Shape Match,

Counting Bears,

and Flower Power.  Plus, many more activities.

It's 155 pages long and on sale!  Be sure to check it out!

Use this code #SpedLeapDayDeals and find lots more great products offered by some of your favorite sellers for 29% off….just because it's Leap Year!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sensational Science Fun!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to showcase our week of sensational science fun.
 As any good scientist will tell you, you need googles while your conducting your experiments!
 After printing, cutting out the middle, laminating, and adding an elastic string, we were ready for action!
Our first experiment was 'sink or float'.  We gathered a variety of objects to conduct this experiment.
 After carefully choosing an object and hypothesizing whether it would sink or float...
The little scientist dropped it into the water…..
and then recorded the results.
 We learned about different tools scientists used.  Each little scientist took a magnifying glass and explored the room, including magnifying our own unique fingerprints.
 We also magnified pictures that we had to match to a larger photo.
This was done with a partner to encourage cooperative learning.
 Magnets are always an all time favorite scientific inquiry…{as you can easily see on these precious faces}
We recorded our results in this little book…
Another experiment conducted was color mixing….
We learned that two primary colors mixed together will make a secondary color.  These scientists took their jobs very seriously.
And then, as any good scientist does, they recorded the results.
LOVED this week of learning!
You can find my Sensational Science Pack HERE at my TPT store.
Tell us about your week!
Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)

Friday, February 19, 2016

The 5 Senses on a 5 for Friday!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to showcase our week at school.
 We are beginning our Science Unit of Study, beginning with the Five Senses.  Take a peek at some of our fun this week.
After reading many books and lots of discussion, we made these potato heads to reinforce the idea of what we use to experience the five senses.  While we were putting this together, we used an actual Mr. Potato Head as our guide.
I love how cute these turned out!
I purchased these flavorings from a grocery store and used them for a "what's that smell" activity.
I soaked cotton balls with the scents and placed them in these containers.
The little learners smelled the cotton balls, and then decided what the smell was.  They found the corresponding picture and marked it off the list.
They loved this activity so much they asked to do it again during free choice time.  L.O.V.E. that!
For our sense of touch, I hid different objects in this feely box.
Little ones reached inside and felt the objects, then they had to describe what they were feeling and then  name it before they pulled it from the box.
We also used this fun game during the week to heighten our sense of touch.
After reading 'It Looked Like Spilled Milk', we discussed how our sense of sight was the only way we could experience clouds.  We can't smell, taste, hear, or touch them.  This really hit home the sense of sight for them.  
Then, each little sweetie made their own special cloud picture.  We painted with a mixture of shaving cream and liquid glue.  I love how each one was unique and intentional.
For the sense of hearing, each little one had a plastic egg filled with a different object.  They had to go around and find a partner who had a matching sound.
To check to see if it matched they opened the eggs to see if they were correct.
It was a huge success!

You can find many of these activities by clicking HERE or on the picture below.

How was your week?  Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to let us know!

Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)