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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Whew! What a Week: 100th Day, Penguin Writing, and Love

We celebrated the 100th day of school this week and got a glimpse into the future.  I hope I look as good as these sweeties when I'm 100 years old.  Are they not so cute? 

We counted out 100 items for snack by counting 10 of each snack item on the counting mat before putting it in the baggies.

Everyone brought in a collection of 100 items. They counted them out on the sorting mats by counting out 10 of the item in each circle and then counting each circle by 10s to 100.  I made my counting mats after seeing Erica Bohrer's here

Look at the counting mat with 1 in each circle.  She is a math smartie and I love to watch how she solves problems and get her to share her methods because they're almost always different but she always gets it and is a great example for showing that there's more than one way to solve a problem.

I snapped a couple of pics of students working on some things from Donna Glynn's 100th Day pack.

And I'd like to give credit where credit is due but I have seen so many versions of the 100th day portrait that I'm not sure who to give credit to. 

This week we finally finished up our penguin unit.  I thought I had pics of our penguin craftivity but can't find them anywhere.  I did find some pics of their penguin writings I had snapped the other day and have to show you a few.

"Penguins can swim far away."

This sweetie is beginning to get those conventions down. 

The lighting is terrible in these pics so I'm enlarging this one.  "Penguins can swim and slide on their bellies."  Look at that invented spelling and his illustration.  Love the blue icebergs with the penguin sliding down!

I love the voice this sweetie has!  "I love penguins.  Penguins are perfect.  Their mom throws up in baby penguins mouth."  And we all know no animal is more perfect than one that throws up in its baby's mouth.  LOL!

Don't forget about the big sale today at TPT!  You can save 28% by using the code SUPER at checkout to get an additional 10% off.  I just posted a new unit.  Love is in the Air! {Math and Literacy Activities}.

  Here are just a couple of the activities included that I have ready to use next week.

If you made it all the way down here, leave me a sweet something to read for a chance to win a copy of my Love is in the Air! unit.  I'll randomly choose 1 person who comments.  It'll probably be tomorrow because we have a gymnastics meet this afternoon/evening/won't be home until midnight for my oldest daughter so I probably won't be back on today.


  1. Love your ideas!

  2. looks good from here.
    would love to win.
    thanks for the opportunity to be a winner!

  3. I love your ideas! It would be so great to win you super packet!

  4. The 100 year old portraits look adorable! The pack looks fabulous too! Thanks for the opportunity!
    ~ Amy

  5. I love all your ideas! Would love to win!
    Thanks in advance!

  6. So many cute ideas....would love the chance to win!

  7. Please enter this and so would my kinders!