Thursday, September 21, 2017

Two Hoots and A Holler

Hoot # 1
Last week we got to use Julie Lee's troll unit!!  The students absolutely LOVED the activities!!  I didn't use the streamers for the hair, I let my students pick a color of construction paper to cut and glue. We still need practice with cutting and gluing. The students thought it was so funny to give their troll a haircut.  We highly recommend you trying this out in your room, we guarantee your students will LOVE it! 




Hoot #2
It is Homecoming Week!  Each day students were asked to dress up to help celebrate Homecoming.   Students were asked to dress in clothes from a previous decade, favorite sports team attire, animal prints, and Gator Gear!  It was also our picture day this week, so one of those days students were asked to dress their best for pictures.  We have enjoyed seeing students come to school dressed up and showing their school pride!
This girl was ready for Homecoming Week!!  She had her super cute outfits planned for each day!



Check out these Jitterbugs and Rockstars!



This Week's Holler...

This week's holler goes out to Dallas at Caffeine and Kindergarten. We don't know about you, but our littles sure have needed a lot of extra help with letter writing. Dallas has wonderful interactive letter books. We also loved her 5 Tips To Having The Best Parents Ever! It is full of great advice so hop over there and give her try!
https://caffeineandkindergarten.com/the-blog/

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Two Hoots and a A Holler

Hoot#1

This week we had a special guest come to our classroom to read. LITTLE MISS MISSISSIPPI!!!!!  We are always glad when someone wants to come read to us, but when royalty asks, we do not turn them down! We are very grateful that Emma Kate, Little Miss Mississippi, chose us! Emma Kate is a 4th grade student at our school. She brightens our halls everyday! Thank you again for coming!



Hoot #2
This week we have been doing what we love to do...giving back to our community. Our Community includes St. Jude. It is just 30 minutes from us.  St. Jude is having a benefit on September 23rd. The outpouring of support that our students have shown has touched my heart tremendously. Our goal was to raise $1000. We started with "Change for a Cure." Students were asked to bring any loose change to put in their grades bottle.










We also had "Cupcakes for a Cure." The students purchased cupcakes provided by our staff for $.50. We sold over 400 cupcakes! What a wonderful team effort from teachers and students.  We still have tomorrow to collect change and we will serve cupcakes again next week, but we are proud to say that we have raised over $1100 for St. Jude and their patients.
Walls Gators love St. Jude!!

This Week's Holler...
This week's holler goes out to Jennifer Hamilton at "A Dab of Glue Will Do." She has stuff for every theme that you can imagine. She also has her own TPT store. But, if science is what you are looking for, then Jennifer is your girl. We love her Blood Model Cell experiment! I think that we will be doing this with out house in October! Thanks for sharing Jennifer.


Click here to go to her blog! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Two Hoots and A Holler

Hoot #1
We had our first house meeting this past Friday!  The students LOVED the time they got to spend with their housemates!   The Welty House made slime, the King House made ice cream, the Presley House made silhouettes to hang around the school, and the Grisham House painted rocks for a rock garden.  We plan on rotating these activities through our house meetings so that every child gets the opportunity to participate in all of these fun ideas!  We absolutely love that the fifth graders are getting to be role models for the kinders...and what GREAT role models they are!!  After the activities, the Grisham House had a little extra time, so they got to have a dance party!  

















Hoot #2
Our second hoot is all about teacher morale!  We are striving to keep teacher moral high at our school!  We will have our first staff outing this Friday after school, and we have begun secret pals.  Another way to keep each other smiling and happy is to pass along monthly "happies" to various teachers.  Last month some teachers got penned!  If you got penned, then you paid it forward by sneaking a pack of pens onto another teacher's desk.  It gets fun when there is a lot of teachers who have already been penned because you have to sneak around to find one that doesn't have a sign hanging outside their door without getting caught.  This month we are "mugging" each other!  Can't wait to see who all "gets mugged" with a special cup filled with treats this month!  
These fun activities were freebies on TPT made by Smart Chick.  Go check her store out!

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This Week's Holler...
This week's holler goes out to Abigail over at Kindergarten Chaos.  She teaches kindergarten in Las Vegas.  Her blog is FULL of helpful information for teachers.  She has her blog very well organized, and it is easy to navigate to find exactly what you're looking for! There are links to her products and freebies.  Hop on over to Kindergarten Chaos to see what awesome things she is doing in her classroom! 

http://kindergartenchaos.com/