Thursday, January 24, 2013

Groundhog's Day and a Giveaway

I can’t believe that I am already thinking about February! How are we already at the end of January? I have no idea where the month went.

However I digress; when I was student teaching my fabulous Cooperating Teacher used this adorable activity with our 1st graders. We had the students draw a portrait of themselves on an 11 x 18 piece of construction paper. Then on a piece of black construction paper we traced the picture we had drawn to make the shadow.

Here is my example that I did a couple of years ago. I haven’t done this activity with my 2nd graders this year but I am looking forward to it. I love having them free draw their portraits instead of following a pattern for this activity. Their perception of themselves is hilarious!

Around this year, I also read a book called "The Great Fuzz Frenzy" by Susan Stevens Crummel.

I think this story is about prarie dogs not groundhogs but it is so stinkin' cute that I can't resist. I also whipped up this little graphing and predicting freebie we will be doing next week for Groundhog’s Day. During my planning time today I was actually able to get the graph ready for next week. (Go me!)
Graphics by Scrappin Doodles

It is just waiting for data!

Great news! I am having my very 1st giveaway! We are working on fractions right now. What better way to reinforce fractions than by using M&M's? This activity is a great way to continue to reinforce fractions and graphing. The first 3 people that comment get this activity for free!

I will be doing this activity with my class tomorrow. I will post pictures this weekend.

Have a great Friday!



  1. awesome m & m graph

  2. Great way to reinforce fractions. Food is always a good idea. I like your groundhog ideas also. Thanks.