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MLK Jr. and Rosa Parks Fun with a Linky Party

This was interesting work week day... We had some snow but it was SOOOOO cold outside that school was closed Monday-Thursday and Friday we had a two hour delay!

But we made the best of our Friday and learned all about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.  We had talked about them a little last week but now it was time for the fun stuff - crafts!!! :)

We made this cute little Martin: 

I think the best part was when they were all done and they kept coming over to me to take pictures LOL

After that we watched a lil video on BrainPopJr

and then it was time to make our school bus.

The students got to draw three friends on the bus in the windows.

I'm linking up with Primary Inspired for a "Movies That Get Brains Moving" Linky party! :)

Make sure you go over and check out some great resources and PLEASE feel free to add any of your own.

Also make sure you have checked out the Hooray USA deal from Educents - it has some wonderful resources!

January Fun and a {FREEBIE}

Last week was a busy week. Even though we had 1 "snow day" and 2 days with delays.  Those short weeks are always the longest!

We started our Winter Math and Literacy Stations and they are a HIT!  The kids loooove when the theme changes and this month was no exception.

I snapped a few pictures to show you what we are working on. :)

Winter Ordinals - The students put the cards in order based on the card they choose.   If you want to try this activity out with your students then go download my Winter Sports Ordinals for FREE!

For this activity the students figure out which number is missing by looking at the numbers before and after.

 Can't go wrong with number puzzles.  They love to put all the puzzles next to each other to make one really big picture.

 Sequencing numbers from 0-20.  They are really getting fast at this activity.  Might be time to bump it up to 30 next month. ;)

 Super cute Roll & Cover games.  Sometimes they play against each other and other times they each take a board and see who can fill their board first.

 Working with base ten blocks.  This has been a tricky station but using the unifex cubes has helped a ton! :)

Working with medial vowels. My students needed a little reference guide when doing this activity so I made a little helper that you can download for FREE. by clicking the picture below.

We are really working on those CVC words so I brought out some more playdoh mats for them to do.  They love it! :)

And of course we have our Math Write the Room - my favorite! The kids just love walking around the room and seeing what cards are up.  For this activity they are counting the pictures and writing the amount.

Less than 1 day left to grab the bundle from Educents!  There are soooo many goodies in this bundle. Click below to go see what's included! :)

Christina Mauro

Resolution - Organization

New Year - time to organize.  So I'm a very organized/unorganized person.  My classroom looks like everything is in the right place but there's those secret places that are just a hot mess!

I'm hoping to be much better at organizing this year.  I know it doesn't take long - just need to make a habit out of it.

Are you looking for ways to organize your classroom?!?  If so you've got to check out this bundle from Educents that I'm a part of:

I actually have 2 products in this bundle!  My Where Are We? chart that I have hanging outside my classroom door:

And my book basket labels:

Here are a few pictures of the labels in action:

These pictures were from the beginning of the year before I separated all my hundreds of books :)

Don't wait on this deal there's only 1 day left! It's only $10.99 and you get 15 wonderful organizational tools! If you are a new member you get $10.00 off your first order - which means it's only $.99!!! You can't beat that. :)

Christina Mauro

Time to Celebrate

I'm still here I promise!  I spent 10 days in Disney World with the family after Christmas and just didn't have the time (or energy) to blog while I was there.

I did have a wonderful time - especially because my kids had such a great time! It was super crowded but we still managed to ride a fair amount of rides and meet all the kids favorite characters.  Here are a few pictures of our trip:

I am glad to be home - even if it is currently 11 degrees outside! :)

So now time to celebrate!!!  My good friend and co-worker Erin Waters is celebrating having 200 TpT followers - Yay Erin!!!  You can go over to her blog and check it out by clicking the image below but you can also enter her giveaway using the rafflecopter at the bottom.  Good Luck and stay warm!

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Christina Mauro