Friday, April 29, 2011

Frog or Toad?

We're almost at the end of our Frog and Toad unit.  We talked about the different characteristics of Frog and Toad, the characters not the animals.

We charted our observations.  

We then looked them over and decided are we more like Frog or Toad. Next, we made  the one we are like.

Take a look at how cute, they turned out.

Click on the picture to grab your own pattern.  We painted paper plates for the body and added to it.

Next week we will writing our own Frog and Toad stories.  I can't wait!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Frog and Toad Math Prompts

Just thought I would share some of the math prompts we did in our math journals this week.

Click here to grab your own copy of my Frog and Toad math journal prompts.

I put 10 on a page, cut, and have the students glue them in their math journals.  You are good to go!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I'm sad to say...

... this is the last Frog and Toad game because I have run out of  books! I hope you have enjoyed this week of games as much as I had creating them!

Today's game goes with Days With Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel.

Just read the book, add a die, game markers, and friends. ENJOY!!

Click the picture below to grab your own copy of my Days With Frog and Toad game.

Check back tomorrow to see our frogs and toads!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friendship At It's Best

Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel has good lessons about friendship through the seasons.  

Here's a game to play after reading Frog and Toad All Year. All you need is game markers, a die, and a friend or two. You are good to go!

Click the picture below to grab your own copy of my Frog and Toad All Year game.

See you tomorrow for Days with Frog and Toad.

Monday, April 25, 2011

That Silly Toad!

Don't you just LOVE that silly Toad?  Frog and Toad are Friends is my personal favorite of all four of the books by Arnold Lobel.

Here's a NEW game to go with the book. Just read the book, print, add game markers, a die, some friends and you're are ready to play!

Click the picture below to grab your own copy of Frog and Toad are Friends game.

Meet me here tomorrow for another Frog and Toad game!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's Frog and Toad Week

I LOVE Frog and Toad! This week we are reading Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel.  The humor in these stories is just right for my First Graders.

Our first book is Frog and Toad Together.

Read the book aloud, in a small group, with a partner, or individually. Here'a new game to play after working with the book.  Just print, add game markers, a die, and friends!

Click the picture below to grab your own copy of the Frog and Toad Together game.

Check back tomorrow for Frog and Toad are Friends!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Shirts

Once upon a time I was looking for a teaching job and decided to go into the shirt painting business, so I did.  Every year since I got that first job, I have been painting shirts with my students.  For the past many years, we have painted these Earth Day shirts that are LOVED by all.  Now, you can do it too!

Just follow these easy step-by-step directions.

1.  Have students put paper bag inside of shirt.

2.  Put brown paint in student's hand.

3.  Paint student's arm (tree trunk) and fingers (branches).

4.  Have student spread fingers, place arm and hand on shirt.

5.  Pull student's arm off shirt. It will be stuck on!

6.  Put green paint on sponge.

7.  Have students use the sponge to stamp leaves on tree.

8.  Place sheet with words inside of shirt.

9.  Trace words with black paint.  WALLAH!!

Helpful Hints:

     Use Scribbles shirt paint--dries quick and washes off students easily, whatever doesn't come off with water will peel off like dried glue.

     Complete in stages--all tree trunks and branches, then leaves, and then words.

     Use simple shape for leaves (squares, rectangles)--easy to cut sponges and easy for students to handle.

     Use large simple font for words.  Print out on computer--makes aligning and spacing it super easy.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Last One is a Rotten Egg

Today we read Last One is a Rotten Egg by Diane deGroat and talked about the characters in the story.  In the end, we talked about how Gilbert was a GOOD egg because he shared his eggs with his sister and his winning prize basket with his friends and Wally (who wasn't exactly the nicest cousin).

We then wrote about why we are GOOD eggs.  Take a look...

Click the picture to grab your own copy of my  "Good Egg" writing page.

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