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Valentines Day is quickly approaching and with it many thoughts of kindness. My class is using the activity that was made for Sandy Hook as a template for kindness and they are making the interlocking wreaths. With the inner hearts, they are working on creating 100 kindness phrases since our Hundreds Day is just a few days before Valentines Day. We are still working hard on coming up with the phrases. 100 is a big number!
Denise over at Sunny Days in Second Grade is hosting a linky for Valentines Day. Hop on over to her blog to see what she is up to and join in.
When I think it can't get any better, along come my students with these models to prove me wrong.
We just finished our Early Settlements unit and Friday was the day to present to the parents. Earlier in the week each student presented to the class and answered questions for them. The whole process was incredible. The children were so excited to see the projects and ask questions.
They were so serious about what they were doing and they demonstrated a good understanding of the differences between the two areas studied and the contributions of the First Nations people and the early settlers/pioneers. This was truly their chance to shine.
A few months ago I was introduced to the world of blogging. It has been both exciting and frustrating as I have tried to figure out how to make a blog that people would find interesting, helpful, and worth visiting. Tracey Schumacher at Multiage Days was one of the first people to contact me and follow me. She was a new blogger as well, but I noticed that she was moving along quickly. She was creating products, blogging, and getting noticed. She has been an inspiration to me.
During the last couple of weeks, I haven't had lots of time to follow other blogs, but while I was checking out my Google+ and trying to figure out how that worked, I discovered a new blog post by Tracey.
To my surprise, she had changed her blog, and also created Teaching Blog Circle. Wow!
Tracey, you have really done a great job with your new blog, The Teacher's Chair, and I am happy to be a new follower of it.
Tracey has invited others to join Teaching Blog Circle as well. If you are interested in linking up your blog to hers, or if you want to follow some great teaching blogs, click on the image above and it should take you to her new blog and the details for linking up.
Every year, I try to find something a little different to do for celebrating Hundreds Day. This year, I began to reflect on things I have done in the past and then I started looking at all the resources that are out there that other teachers have used. I decided that I would use some of their ideas instead of trying to come up with my own this year. However, there are some activities and books that I do like to use each year, so I will continue to include them.
One thing that I do every year, is read the story One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J Pinczes and Bonnie MacKain. This story is great for visualizing ways of grouping 100 objects. We usually try to do some of the same grouping in class, but we quickly run out of people and have to come up with alternatives. The stuffies come out and so do blocks, or other objects around the classroom. I just came across this post on Classroom Freebies that has activities for 100 ants that will tie in nicely with the ones I do. 100 Days With Ants from Diane at TeachWithMe.com
Money is another popular thing to sort and count, so I get out all the school money tubs and we do activities using the coins and the paper money.
This year I also thought about doing 100 Random Acts of Kindness. If we started now, it is possible to reach 100 in time. We would have to do about 5 a day to make it in time.
What are you doing for Hundreds Day?
At Christmas, I received a special letter with our package from Korea. My grandson had written a letter to my class.
His teacher had put out a message asking for pen pals, and I replied saying my class would love to participate. I hadn't had a response, so I wasn't sure if it was going to happen or not. I was very happy to see that he had written us.
Here is his letter. I am impressed with his artwork and his printing. He is just 6 years old and in Grade 1.
I have just launched my Diamond Mom's Treasury Newsletter. I would love to have people sign up for my monthly editions. I will be giving away free products to those who do subscribe. For January, the freebie is a Groundhog Sight Word Games set. Anyone who subscribes will have a copy sent to them as an attachment. This set is now available in my TpT store for those who wish to purchase it. I have also uploaded a Valentine Sight Word Games set and a Snake Sight Word Games set so that the words can be studied using the different themes. They are available individually or as a winter celebration set. Only those who sign up for the newsletter will get a free copy of the Groundhog set.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother or 8, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.
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