Monkey Madness

This week was filled with a lot of Monkey business.  My first graders LOVED all of the stories we read and the activities. 

We started off the week with the original version of the 5 Monkeys.  We painted pajamas using water colors and did a tear project for the head, ears, and face.  I just love how different each of them look!

These activities were from Five Little Monkeys Wash a Car!  We had fun painting our cars and pretending we were Mama, telling those monkeys to stay away from the crocodile!


We Loved the "Hide and Seek" version.  We worked on informative writing with our "how to" play hide and seek!!

"Reading in Bed" is super fun to read to the kids.  Many different voice changes!  We made monkeys with our favorite book titles on them!!!


We ended the week with "Bake a Birthday Cake!"  We made two cakes today.  The children ALL helped measure, mix and pour the cake into pans.  Then we wrote another informative piece on how to make a cake.  Of course we had to eat them too!  They were delicious.  For fun we made paper birthday cakes and wrote about our own birthdays!!

We couldn't have asked for a more fun filled week!!!

Last but not least!  Here is a picture of my baby girl.  She was born with Down Syndrome.  Today is Down Syndrome Awareness Day because it is 3/21.  Children with Down Syndrome have 3- Chromosome 21.  She is the most amazing gift I have ever been given, along with my 10 year old triplets.  We all love and adore her and thank god every day for this beautiful blessing! 
Oatmeal face!!!!


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Dr. Seuss Fun!

We had a great week of Dr. Seuss fun! Who doesn't just love all of Dr. Seuss' stories!  The rhyming, silliness, and creativity makes everyone love them!



 We started the week with Green Eggs and Ham. Of course we had to try them to see if we liked them!  It was fun to read their opinion on foods they dislike!  There reasons made me smile.  This is the first year I have done prewriting with the children.  In my writing packets I offer it with all writing pieces.  It has really changed the way they write.  I am amazed at how they plan and create their stories with an introduction and conclusion.  The other day I gave them a writing page and they had a fit that there was no prewriting.  They asked if they could use the back of the page to make their own!  Truly made me smile!

In the middle of the week we read The Big Brag and Yertle the Turtle by Seuss.  Two stories that teach great lessons.  It was fun to share stories with them that they don't get to hear as often.  
On Friday our entire first grade did a huge celebration.  We did hat day!  Each child came to school with a homemade hat.  We took pictures and did a lot of fun activities with my freebie.  Check it out below.  Here are some of my cuties!



Here is the link to my freebie that we used on that day!  The children had a blast!  We also did a 1st grade parade around in our hallway!

Here is a picture of the packet I used during this week of fun!  It is filled with many word work, writing and literature links for Right to Read!
 March-Dr. Seuss Packet





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