Saturday, October 20, 2012

Very busy week

This week has been BUSY!! I am studying the different boroughs of New York. My students found maps and color coated them. We also found an amazing powerpoint about the smells of New York City! 

When researching for these lessons I stumbled upon the best website called We Give Books!!! It puts a book on the smartboard! I am so excited to use it! This link will take you to all the books you can read for free on Halloween!

In science my class has been learning about how the earth changes. We decided on Friday afternoons to make science experiment centers. This week we used sand and water to show erosion. The students had to blow it, tilt it and pour water on it! They had so much fun!!!!

On Fridays for having a great week and doing all their homework I give prizes. I found that my students LOVE LOVE LOVE glow bracelets. They are inexpensive too! I get them for 1 dollar for 15 bracelets at target or micheals!! I spend about 5 dollars and make my life so much easier. The change I have seen in my students because they want the prize is unreal!!!

Here is my very cute prize box (from Ikea)

Any other great prize ideas?

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  1. I found your blog via a giveaway from O "fish" all a first grader. Love your name, can you ever have enough paperclips? I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. Love your blog name, It is so true! I am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime:)
    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  3. Awesome website, thanks for sharing! I am finally getting around to putting my I've been Boo'd post up, thanks for thinking of me!!
    Fun in First Grade

  4. Just found your adorable blog. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Chickadee Jubilee