Friday, October 3, 2014

Red Ribbon Week


Recently I received a free copy of the book, Charlie and the Curious Club, by Erainna Winnett.  The book addresses an important issue DRUGS.  Now I know most of you are thinking my kindergarteners or first graders don’t need to worry about this, however that is not what the book is about.  It is about mistaking drugs for candy.  This could happen to anyone.

Now that is a situation that all children may find themselves in.  I read this book to my little first graders and they were very interested in the story.  I could see in their faces they were making connections.  After the story we had a wonderful discussion.  I was surprised with how many of my students said they saw medicine at their grandparents or babysitter’s house. 

We also discussed taking things that do not belong to us.  That was a really good discussion.  We also talked about only eating things that our grown ups say is ok.  We have several students with food allergies so it is really important that we always check with a grown up before we eat something. 

I even tied this book in with our Religion lesson.  We are learning about how much God loves us.  So we talked about how important it is to take care of ourselves. 
Free Copy

I had the children draw a picture and then we used our thumbs to make hearts.  However your students may be older or you make be looking for other ideas, you can look at the website:  CelebratingRedRibbonWeek.com.  There are other resources and lessons you might be interested in. 

I mounted the pictures on card stock and I plan on hanging them around the school to remind the other students in the building to make good choices.  



Friday, August 22, 2014

New Posts for 2014


I am sorry my pictures are not the best, I had to take them quickly on my i phone as the sun was setting.  So the light was not the best.  Anyways if you would like a tour of my first grade classroom for 2014 please stop by my FIRST GRADE BLOG.   

I also posted a picture of my little grand baby, and she is super cute.

My 2014 class schedule and year at a glance can be found here as well.

I hope you have a wonderful first week back to school.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thank You

Thank You

I would like to thank you for sending me the information to track down the print my daughter wants. I tried to get into the website where the print was however I was unable too, so I had to go to plan b. 
 
My Wonderful Walls
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And plan b worked perfectly, I contacted the people at My Wonderful Walls  and they were wonderful.  The zebras on their site were very tall and they were able to custom make the zebras so they would fit on the size canvas I wanted.  I was so happy!

When the zebras arrived I went to Michaels and purchased a large canvas and it was 40% off!  Then I went home and the decals just peeled off the paper and went right on the canvas.  Stephanie, the person I contacted at My Wonderful Walls, suggested I used a clear adhesive spray.  To be honest I did not need the spray.  The zebras turned out perfectly!

Original 
 
My Version


I cannot wait to surprise my daughter!



Monday, July 28, 2014

Can Anyone Help Me with this Surprise????

My baby girl is moving into her own apartment and I want to give her a surprise gift.  Like a good mother I stalked her Pinterest boards and found this Zebra Canvas that she wants.  I followed the links, I googled, I searched high and low for hours and I can not find where to buy these zebras.  Does anyone know where I can find these cute little guys???

Someone please help me!!!

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