Sunday, March 24, 2013

Life Cycles Unit and Spring Animals

I feel a little bit like a fashion designer debuting my new "Spring Line" today. Only I'm one item short. But, we can talk more about that later. Right now my sister in law is visiting from New York with my favorite three year old nephew and I need to get rolling so that I can go hang out and play some Transformers, because that's what all the coolest three year olds are about these days!


Last week I finished up my Plant Unit and this week, it's a  Life Cyles Unit!!  It's interesting teaching both first and second grade at the same time. The second graders are supposed to study plants. Thfirst graders study animal life cycles. In my class, we gotta roll with both! 

Posters to display!

A variety of ways for students to show their learning in writing.

And two of my favorite animal crafts!! :)

You can grab it until mid night tonight for 20% off in my TPT Shop!

I also posted my Hopping Into Spring and Spring Chicks packs yesterday. These packs always include a craft, some Common Core Aligned writing prompts, and fun printables!!

We started working on the Spring Chicks on Friday in my room. We've really been focusing on persuasive writing the past two weeks, so we did the Which Came First: The Chicken Or The Egg Opinion piece to go along side our chicks. I was so proud of my class because they worked super hard on their writing late on a Friday afternoon when they would have otherwise been in P.E. if it weren't for the state testing schedule.  Before we knew it 3:20 was knockin' on our door and we had to pack up shop for the week. But I had a few cuties get theirs finished. This one in particular had me cracking right up.

So did this one. You think he felt strongly about his opinion or what?

I will send the first 3 to comment your choice between the Spring Chick Pack and the Hopping Into Spring Pack! Just let me know which one you'd like!! :)  Congrats to the first three commenters!! You all have mail!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!!


  1. Oh..the spring chick is just darling! Thank you!

  2. Cute! Would love the Spring Chick!

  3. Spring Chicks!

  4. AAAAHHHHH man so close! I have these packs on my TPT wishlist : ) They are both adorable...especially the spring chick! Love your new blog design!

    Lindsey -

  5. great animal unit!

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  7. We start raising chicks after Spring Break. It would be perfect for then. :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  8. Oh darn! Missed it again:( oh well they both look so cute!

  9. oh well...missed it again...I get the enails and always forget to click on the link to the blog...I am learning!! Hee hee.

  10. Both are so cute! Love the chick!!

  11. Sooo cute...just found your blog from EduKate's giveaway and I'm so glad I did :) I'm your newest follower!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade
    Stephanie Ann's TpT Store

    1. From one Stephanie Ann to another, it's so nice to meet you!! :)

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