It's a Love'Bot Craftivity!

Hello Again Everyone,
I'm back for a second day in a row! Woot! Woot! It's worth celebrating since report cards are looming and I probably will disappear under a rock for a few days/weeks (let's hope it's not for too long). I did improve my method for making things a tad easier during report card season but let's face it, it's NEVER easy, regardless of how organized and prepared we are. 

Today, I wanted to share my kiddies work. They are so awesome and make me so happy! We made some Love'Bots AND learned some new grammar concepts with this theme. 

Last term, my students filled out a self evaluation. One of the components of this evaluation asked the students to write about themes and topics they would like to learn about. My kiddies wrote many interesting and fun ideas, one of them being ROBOTS. Now I am no science expert nor a mechanical engineer and the students do learn about robotics in science (not my department), so I decided to make it a Valentine's Day themed Robot. Needless to say, just like almost everything else, they took the idea and flew with it. They are so good like that, they are enthusiastic about EVERYTHING!

We started off with an anchor chart! I'm obsessed! I know it's not new but I never thought to use one before! What I love about it, is that the kiddies have a visual to help them come up with words AND a lucky winner gets to take the chart home! I apologize, I forgot to take a picture of the completed chart (I often do that!). Here is our class Love'Bot...

I know he's cute when my friend Val over at All Students Can Shine tells me she wants to marry him!

We filled it out with things we love and then got to work on our own Love'Bots!

I love them... Which works out well since Valentine's Day is all about LOVE! 

The students had to fill out an "I LOVE" sheet and place it inside the robot's "belly" to make him "work."

I love how this cutie wrote that he likes to eat "stake" too cute AND that he loves to hug Ms. Nicole :)

After we made our Bot's we went to the SmartBoard room and read a Read Aloud about Love'Bot. 

Here is a little preview of the story!

We looked at various words such as, adjectives, verbs, and nouns. The students circled the words on the Smartboard. We had great fun! Then we went back to class, and as a class read the story again. After each paragraph we stopped and underlined specific words (ie. verbs, adjectives, and nouns). This was spread out over a course of three lessons, with each lesson focusing on one type of word. Each time, we read the text again. This helped the students familiarize themselves with the words and the story. They were also asked to illustrate the story. Finally, we completed a reading response about this story. We read it again on the SmartBoard and then looked at the meaning, structures and features, and the students made connections to the text. It was such a great activity, which had initially turned out to be a total flop! I may have made an assumption that the students were VERY familiar with verbs, adjectives, and nouns when in reality they only had a basic knowledge of these concepts. I initially, gave the students task cards and they had to find the words themselves. It really did not go well and I found myself feeling like the world's worst teacher but when I revisited the lesson the next day and completed the entire activity as a class, it went MUCH better! Crisis averted! Hehe!

Here is a little sneak peak at my kiddies great work...

You can grab a copy of the Love'Bot Craftivity at my TEACHER STORE.

You can grab a copy of the Love'Bot Read Aloud at my TEACHER STORE.

Happy Love Day!


The BIG 3-O and a Freebie for YOU!

Hi Friends,
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I sure did! Spent my Birthday Weekend with some great friends and had an awesome time. It was the big 3-O and I don't think I have ever felt so special! My students were soooooooo sweet!
 I think they were more excited for my birthday then they usually are for their own! 

Here I am with my bestie! Leslie, from First Grade Frenzy
Yes, you are seeing right! That's a frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity and we enjoyed every sip and spoonful of it! Yummmmmmmmm! 

My other bestie, Val from All Students Can Shine, also came along and we all had quite a fun time!

My birthday dinner was at Tao (one of my fav restaurants) and this guy right here was my special date for the night! Hehe!

Like I said, I love the place!

I have to say that I truly do have the best family and friends, but I also have the most wonderful, caring,  thoughtful, and loving students. They were so excited and made my day EXTRA special. 

They showered me with love and made me smile all day long! 

I love these kiddies... "You are a talented teacher" And... "Emprotate" means "Appropriate" I sometimes use the phrase "Please don't do or say that, it's inappropriate/not appropriate" I'm glad to know that I am, in fact, appropriate! HeHeHe!

My fifth grade students really surprised me (with the help of their science teacher)! This was so cool, but also slightly creepy (staring at 16 kids with my face on! Oiiiiii!)! But, wow, did I ever have a good laugh and so did the kiddies!

My colleague photocopied my face and made Ms. Nicole masks! When I walked into the room, they all put on the masks and began to sing "Happy Birthday." I have to admit it was quite the performance and something I will never forget! 

Ok so, seeing as though it was my BIG 3-O and I got beyond spoiled, I thought I'd spoil all of you with a little Birthday Freebie!

This sweet little freebie includes four activity sheets and one birthday certificate.

You can grab yourself a FREE copy right over HERE!

Stop by again tomorrow to see how my kiddies did with my Love'Bot Craftivity
It's super cute and well worth the visit! They are so good with crafts!


TpT Super Sale!

Happy Saturday Everyone!
Boy do I just looooove Saturdays! Spent the morning at the gym and getting my nails done and now blogging too! Woot! Woot!

As I'm sure many of you are already aware, Teachers Pay Teachers is having a big sale TOMORROW, Sunday February 3, 2013! You can grab yourself some major goodies at 28% off Wooooohoooooooooo!!!! My wish list is already full, can't wait to check out! Aaahhh the joys of a graphics and borders obsession! 

ALL of my units and packs are 20% off and when you enter the promo code SUPER you receive another 8% off. 

Here are just SOME of the many units you will find on sale at my STORE.

Valentine's Day

You can grab this little baby right over HERE!

You might also like my VDAY Craftivity, which you can find right HERE!

These two packs can also be purchased together as a BUNDLE!

Black History Month

I found this great book about Jackie Robinson and thought it would be a nice change to do an activity on teammates and friendship for Black History Month. You can check out my Teammates Craftivity right over HERE!

St Patrick's Day

You can find my St Patrick's Day Literacy Centers Pack right over HERE!

Check out my St Patty's Day Craftivity below!
He is tooooooooo stinken cute! You'll find this little guy right over HERE!

Once again, these items can be purchased as a BUNDLE.


I love Spring and can't stress enough about how I CANNOT wait for it to arrive! Thank goodness our groundhog friend didn't see his shadow today, because as I sure wouldn't be this chipper otherwise!
You can grab my Spring Pack right over HERE!

While you're there you might wanna pick up my Spring Craftivity! I just LOOOOOOVE these and cannot wait to do these with the kiddies! Grab  this craftivity right over HERE!

You can grab yourself these two packs in a 
BUNDLE too. 


One of my favorite parts of Spring (aside from the fact that it's NOT Winter hehe) is Easter.
Check out my Easter Pack right over HERE!

Where there is a unit, there is often a craftivity too. Check out my Easter Crativity HERE!

These two packs are also BUNDLED.

As mentioned above, these are only a few of my many packs on Sale tomorrow! Please visit my TEACHER STORE for more details about these units, as well as more packs to browse.

Happy Shopping!
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