Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted and FREEBIES!

Hey, Y'all!  I'm linking up with Latoya from Flying Into First Grade for her Let's Get Acquainted Linky Party - she is too fun and creative!  I'm loving her ideas each week.
This Week's TOPIC - Skittles Game
Here is the code:
Red- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Orange- Favorite Memory from College
Yellow- Favorite Sports Team
Green- Favorite Fast Food Place
Purple- Wild Card(Tell anything about yourself)

Skittles?  Who has Skittles?  I've been on a diet for so long that Skittles sound gourmet!
Really, here goes:
Red - My favorite ice cream flavor?  I have two - a winter and a summer...I know, weird!  In winter, I LOVE, seriously LOVE pralines & cream, but in summer, it has to be peach.  And my grandma's is the best...hands down.  No one can beat Nonnie's ice cream!

Orange - Wow!  College is kind of a blur, and kind of a long time ago, but I think my favorite memory is probably living on the Alpha Chi Sorority hall, hangin' with my sistas.

- Clemson Tigers.  "nuff said.

- Five Guys Burgers - those dang fries are to die for, and who doesn't love free peanuts while you wait?

Purple - Remember that diet?  I can't remember the last time I ate ice cream, or Skittles, or Five Guys, or fries, or much of anything except Special K Bars, but I have 63 less pounds and 5 smaller sizes to show for it, and that is pure LOVE!
Before (last September)
Notice there's no after picture?  I'm NOT done!  Forty more to go, and I'll give y'all a new picture!  Maybe in a bathing suit.

This week, we've begun to study animals, which is a much-anticipated and highly popular topic for the little seconds!  We are reading almost all non-fiction, for the rest of the year, so I created a couple of foldables for my kiddies to remember non-fiction text features and non-fiction graphic features.  You can click on any of the pictures below to access your free copies.  The first page of each document is the foldable itself, and the second is what you'd find written on the backs of the tabs.  We just glue down the center strip, cutting along the horizontal lines between the features.  Then, on our paper, we look through magazines to find examples of each, and glue them under the correct tabs.  These foldables were inspired by Belinda's prefix and suffix foldables over at I Love to Teach.  She posted them just in time for us...we just started learning about prefixes and suffixes, and Belinda seems to be one step ahead of us!  Hope you can use these freebies - my kiddos seem to really like making them, and they seem to be helping with remembering information.

In our animal unit, we include insects, and do an insect project grade-wide.  The children really enjoy it, even though it kind of grosses me out...not a bug lover, here!  Anyway, here's another freebie you can grab - it's my copy of our insect project assignment with the grading rubric right on the assignment.  Be looking at my shop on Teachers Pay Teachers soon for a complete animal unit, but for now, enjoy the preview with the insect project file.  Just click the image to download your own.

Well, this bug-lovin' girl (NOT!) is headed to bed...before midnight tonight!  Wonders never cease...

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  1. I am your newest follower! I am hosting a linky. It all has to do with one dollar: anything that you buy, sell, find, love, or make for only a dollar. One reader just posted a diet coke—so anything goes!

    So come on over!


  2. I'm so impressed with how much weight you've lost! I can't wait to see the after picture! You go girl!!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  3. I love your ice cream choice and of course your choice in teams! Go Tigers! Can you email me at jhunter0724@yahoo.com. You look so familiar to me!

    The 2nd Grade Surprise


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