I seriously cannot believe it has been 5 days since I posted! Sorry I've been a bit MIA this week. It has been absolutely nuts. And I've had some negativity in my life the past few days that is really getting me down - I'll get to that in a moment. I have about 6 separate things to talk about to I am going to break up this post into sections. Sigh. This is what happens when you don't blog for 5 days, everything starts pouring out at once - this will no doubt be an enormously long post.
This week we continued to work with on our penguin unit and it really was a lot of fun. On Wednesday we made a comparison chart between penguins and flying birds. The kids sorted facts about each into the 3 categories (penguins, flying birds, or both).
On Thursday, I created 2 life-sized penguins - a 4 foot Emperor Penguin and a 16 inch Fairy Penguin. The littles came up and measure themselves against them to see what it would be like next to a real penguin!
After comparing themselves to the penguins, they completed this super adorable page from Caitlin Clabby's penguin unit. They drew a picture of themselves and filled out the information. The little guy on the right absolutely cracks me up. His hair looks like the Fonz :)
Here are some of the other writing pages that we completed this week:
We also made some adorable little penguins! We used this for our 100th day display. We cut out 100 fish and the kids each got some to put in their penguins belly!
Our Penguin/100th Day Display outside our room!
Friday was our 100th day of school - woo hoo! The kids were just ecstatic. I made it a huge deal and they were unbelievably proud of themselves :) Earlier this week, we made our snack mats so that they would be laminated in time for our celebration. They turned out super cute! To get the templates we used to make our snack mix - click HERE!
We also made some super cute 100th day hats! The kids colored in the large "100" using a rainbow pattern. they also outlined the black font with a yellow marker. The front of the hat was bought from Maria Manore's TPT store - check it out HERE.
I then printed out a 100 chart and cut 10 colored strips of construction paper for each child. They cut out the numbers and ordered them on the strips until they reached 100! I kept it very structured so there wouldn't be chaos and numbers everywhere! HA! They were only allowed to have ONE colored strip at a time and cut out ONE strip of numbers at a time. When they were finished, they could go up and get their next colored strip. They had a TON of fun with this activity. For the ones who had trouble cutting out the numbers individually and getting them in the correct order, I had them leave the number strip connected and just glue the whole thing on the colored strip.
After creating our hats, we went on a 100 Hershey Kisses hunt! I numbered 100 kisses on the bottom and scattered them around the room while they were at lunch. Then I placed a large 100's chart in the middle of the room. The kids had to hunt for all the kisses and place them on the correct number! They were only allowed to pick up one kiss at a time! They actually found EVERY one and most of them on the correct numbers :) This was their favorite activity of the day for sure!
Here's my adorable little crew in all their 100th day glory! Such cutie pies :)
Our 100th day was so much fun. The kids really felt special and that's what it's all about!
I have a few new fonts! I added the links on the left hand side of my blog. To see all my new fonts, click the picture below!
and this provides a perfect segue into my next topic...
Why is it that there are some people in this world that just live to be mean? I have recently added my fonts to another font website out there. I have had mainly positive feedback, but there is this one person who is being a TOTAL jerk. To see what I am talking about, click HERE and read the comments that he is leaving on my fonts. I mean honestly, I'm sorry that my fonts are not "perfect", but I am truly creating them because it is fun and exciting and I enjoy sharing them with others. He has left these nasty comments on MULTIPLE fonts I have added to this site. It has really taken the wind out of my sails and makes me want to stop making fonts. I'm taking the high road and trying to be kind to him, but sheesh, he is really pushing it. Isn't it sad that he is getting joy out of hurting my feelings? Maybe I'm just being too sensitive, but I can't help it. I feel so saddened by it :( Anyway, enough about this meany.
And that about wraps it up over here. SO sorry for the massive length of this post. I promise I will try to keep it shorter next time! I am so excited to have off tomorrow for MLK Jr. Day - awwwwweeeeesome! My knee surgery is on Friday (holy crow, that is so soon) so I will only be at school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. I would soooo rather be at school though. I am going to have a lot of downtime pretty soon with my recovery. I will probably be going stir crazy with my hiney glued to the couch. I plan on reading everyone's posts from past to present to keep me occupied ha! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend and enjoy your extra day off (if you have one).
Love and HUGS!