Sunday, February 19, 2012

February Activities

There's always so much going on in February!!! I love seeing all the activities everyone is doing with their students. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done! But here's what we've been doing so far this month.

We started off with Groundhog Day. We graphed whether our Pomona Phil would see his shadow. Then we made these headbands with our predictions. The headbands came from Mailbox Magazine.
Then we took Pomona Phil outdoors to see if our predictions were correct.
And yep, he saw his shadow! Six more weeks of winter for us! The kids got the biggest kick out Phil seeing his shadow and then realizing they could see their own shadows as well.

Next up, the 100th day of school. I wanted to make a t-shirt that I found on someone's blog. It looked like the easiest thing in the world. But it wasn't, at least not for me. It turned out to be a hot mess!!! Ruined a very good cheap t-shirt.
We made crowns
counted out 100 fruit loops to make necklaces
counted by 10's to sequence school busses on their way to school
We also made a hundred link paper chain, and brought in 100th day collections. I would have liked for them to make their 100 year old portraits but NO TIME!!!

Valentine's Day was simple. We graphed the colors of the Sweetheart candies. I used the graphing pages from Teacher bits & bobs blog.

After this, we passed out our valentines and finished up with cupcakes that a parent sent in. Those 2 activities took up pretty much the whole morning.

And that's been our month so far. Still working on president activities but end of trimester testing is taking up much of our time. This year is flying!


12 comments:

  1. Hi there,
    I love the 100th day and I love how you brought your groundhog outside to show the kids his shadow...very cute! I'm your newest stalker/follower. :o) Hop on over to my new blog - I would love your input. :o)
    ~ Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  2. This year does seem to be flying by! I feel like I was just making Valentine materials and all of the sudden Valentine's day was over!

    Im a new follower!!


    Rachel
    Ms. Rachel’s Room

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  3. Your activities are adorable! I'm new to blogging and I now follow you!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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  4. I'm your newest follower! Love your blog name!! :)

    Color Me Kinder

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  5. Thanks ladies for the nice compliments. I am on my to check out your blogs now.

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  6. Sounds like you have had a busy month! Cute activities. I'm now following you.
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  7. I love the hats! I have Phil too, but haven't actually taken him out the way you did. Hope I remember to do it next year.

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  8. I love the hats too but it always takes forever to get them on the kids heads! What did you do for Groundhog Day?

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  9. Pomona Phil- that's HILARIOUS!!!! I love it! I have never seen such a cute Groundhog day activity! Where did you get that groundhog? I want one!!!
    I loved meeting all of you on Saturday! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll be following yours now!
    :)
    Heidi Butkus
    http://heidisongs.blogspot.com

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  10. Isn't Phil the cutest??!!! He's a beanie baby. My niece got him in a grab bag. Then she tossed him into her wading pool and forgot all about him. Until I wanted him. Then there was a struggle. But I won out, five dollars later, that is!! I think they come out with one every year but if not, you can check ebay.

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  11. awww! I love your cute little groundhog. I wish I had one to take out to test shadows with. That is adorable!

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  12. Thanks Katie. He's a beanie baby. Check on ebay.

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