Wednesday, April 4, 2012

BEST Day Ever!

Today rocked in too many ways to count.  I got to teach all day!  I have a student teacher and she has slowly been picking up each subject as the weeks carried on and she officially started her total teach this past Monday.  She was out today for a job fair and I was the guest teacher.  My kids had no idea I would be the guest teacher and they were sooooo excited when they saw me.  Our day together was awesome x 100!

We started the day with calendar, but stopped quickly when we saw there was a note on the calendar wall.

When we opened it, we learned that it was from the calendar caper.

He stated he came and took something from our calendar wall and that my students needed to figure out what was missing.

We learned he took some of our coins from our piggy bank.

He also stated that he messed up the calendar wall and my kiddos needed to help me fix everything.  The calendar caper said he did all this because my class is too smart and he wanted to see if he could trick them.  My kids had a blast playing detective.

We also had a mystery to solve in science using our Mystery Box, inspired by Abby

After our inferring and predicting, we learned there was a bunny in the mystery box, along with the lyrics to The Bunny Pokey.

After doing The Bunny Pokey, we read a book about bunnies.  The bunny book and dance can be found in Randi's Bunny Ears pack.

We then completed a guided drawing activity to learn how to draw bunnies.  My cuties then had to add to their picture what their bunny would need to survive.

Then we completed a tree map about bunnies.

These activities helped kick off our animal study.

We also enjoyed playing Michelle's sight word game using this big carrot.  My cuties tossed it back and forth and read the sight words on the carrot.

We also did some carrot eating subtraction.  I showed carrots and my bunny basket.  The bunny ate some carrots and my cuties had to write the subtraction problem.

I found the eggs at Dollar Tree and the basket at Target.

We also enjoyed a visit from our favorite old lady who read us The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick.  They love seeing my puppets sitting in my chair after lunch with our read aloud.

We sequenced the story using these cards from Wild About Teaching!

Love, love, love my cuties!

Once the school day was finished, I headed to McDonald's for McTeacher Night.  It was a blast of a fundraiser!

I am the cheeseburger!  He he he!

Enjoy your Wednesday!


  1. How fun Erica!! It looks like you and your little cuties had a wonderful day!

    Rowdy in Room 300


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  2. Oh and p.s. I LOVE your new blog design - I looked up creating and designing and might have to have her design something for me!

    Rowdy in Room 300

  3. I love the calendar caper! Such a cute idea! I just posted on my blog about the funny things my kindergarten kiddos say. I'd love some new friends, some come on over (new to this blogging adventure in February)!


  4. Awe, your day sounded fabulous! What a cute and fun day :)


  5. Would totally agree that your day was fun!! Love the calendar caper idea!! Just found your darling blog and became your newest follower!!

  6. I love your new blog design! Looks like a super fun day!

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  7. Love this post and the calendar caper..will have to remember that one! My student teacher just started and although she's just taking over transitions at this point I already miss them! I'm sure you just loved your amazing day with them =)

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  9. You did the carrot activity!!! FUN!! Thanks for linking up to me! :)


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  10. I love your new blog design! It's so fresh and fun! I am so excited that you used my Bunny Ears unit. Thank you!!! I need to try the egg drop next year. That sounds so fun!

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