Friday, January 4, 2013

A Fantabulous S'more Day!

Today was definitely an eventful, fun, fantabulous Friday!  It's also Spirit Day, so in the spirit of Spirit Day, I wore my favorite shirt - kindergarten is SO last year - First Grade Rocks!  If you like my shirt, you can CLICK HERE to go to the seller.  I saw it during the summer and loved it.  I asked if I could get it on black and they were more than happy to help me out.  The best part is the letters glow in the dark :)  I discovered that by accident one day.

Anyway, I started the day by leaving my house at 6:20 to run to Kroger to load up on Hershey bars, marshmallows, and graham crackers.  S'more Day!!!  Yay!!!  On the way to school, I decided that if I could find a big trash bag I would hide all of the stuff in it, so the kids wouldn't have a clue what they would be doing.  It was fun to listen to them talk about the bag during morning work.  Most of them thought it was full of toys or Legos, or stuffed animals.  I can promise, not one thought of S'mores.

Right before lunch, we played 20 Questions.  I explained how it worked and it was neat to hear what they came up with.  One of my kids asked, "Is it a class pet?"  The one next to him said, "It couldn't be a class pet.  There would have to be holes for it to breathe."  It's funny because I didn't think about 20 Questions teaching them a lesson, but by the end I realized it really had their curiosity going.
After lunch, I took a few more questions before they went to their seats.  Then, I pulled an item out of the bag to give a hint.  My kiddo that mentioned it couldn't be a class pet guessed S'mores immediately. I started unpacking the bag and the excitement on their faces was one of the sweetest moments of the year.  I recruited a few teacher friends to help me out and I have to say, it went fantabulous!

If you ever decide to do this in your room, feel free to email me and I'll give you the 411 on how we made it work.  Since small flames were involved, we had to be extremely cautious.  It took 3 adults to do it - two to man the marshmallows and one to get the graham crackers and chocolate prepared.  

Now, I know I'm the freebie queen lately, so I thought I'd throw another one at you.  Hopefully, this weekend I'm going to get some new items to sell together, but during the week I only have time for quick freebies.  Next week, we are planning to read "A Bed Full of Cats".  I'm also covering characters and how they compare/contrast to each other.  I didn't have ANY cat clip art or sheets, so I threw this one together really quick.  I also made another reference sheet.  I'm hitting this area hard with my kids right now, so the more of them I have the better.  If you like these two freebie sheets, CLICK HERE to get them.


As a quick head's up, TPT sent out an email today asking sellers not to post freebies more than 10 pages.  Most of my items aren't over that, but my New Year's packet is over 10 pages, so I'm going to be adjusting it over the weekend.  If you haven't gotten it yet and you want the whole packet, you may want to download it.  TPT has been very good to all of us, so I want to make sure I follow their requests.


Have a fantabulous Friday night :)

9 comments:

  1. I love your freebies! I went to the link that said "click here" to get these, and maybe it's just my computer being crazy, but it sent me to a facebook page with a cat. Am I crazy?! Because that's definitely a possibility.

    Covered in Glitter and Glue

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    1. Oh my goodness!!!! I'm so sorry!!! I copied the cat link to send my hubby because he says I look like that cat when I'm grouchy.... Thank you for letting me know. I'm fixing the link right now.

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  2. I used the snowman reference printable with my students yesterday, so I'm happy to see another one! Thanks so much!

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    1. Glad you liked it! I'll probably have more before I'm done :) It's easy for me to post them here for my teammates to grab.

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  3. Thanks,gonna try the reference printables with my students. This could be really interesting.

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    1. Hope it went well :) I do freebies several times a week, so hope you will check back sometime.

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  4. Love it! Thank you for sharing so generously.

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    1. No problem! I hope your kiddos enjoy them :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing! It's perfect for my small reading groups!

    Janet
    Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn in 1st Grade

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