Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Friends and New Ideas

Happy Wednesday everyone!  If you are on spring break I hope you are relaxing and pampering yourself.
A big shout out to Jeannie at Kindergarten Lifestyle for the k-2 linky party.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you need to.  I have made many new blogging friends :)  Thank you to everyone who has found me, so that I could find you <3

I have a few cute ideas to share with everyone.  I'm sure everyone is familiar with story maps.  How about a high flying story map?  I just adapted a story map "frame" to a kite pattern.   The title and author are on the kite tails.  I love kite patterns because they can be used for so many things (fact families, a list of synonyms, antonyms, showing an amount of money).  Plus it gives me and my chickadees a reason to be crafty.. and.. who doesn't love cotton balls!!

My students also love word mapping.  They love seeing who can impress me the most with the synonym(s) and antonym(s) they come up with.

I am off to finish my next unit of activities for the Journeys Reading Series for 1st grade.  Why 1st grade you may think, when I teach 2nd grade?  A total act of love for my hubby who teaches first.  If you know anyone who needs resources, please send them my way :)

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Mrs. Tolbert said...

Love the kite idea!
Daisy Days for Learning

Miss Foote said...

Your blog is so cute! Of course, I love the blog name.

Chickadee Jubilee
The Best Endings

Heather Mathews said...

I love the word mapping! I definitely have to use that!

Lori said...

I'm your newest follower! Thanks for following me. :) Love those story map kites- cute!
Conversations in Literacy

Heather's Heart said...

The kites are very cute!

Heather's Heart

luckeyfrog said...

Hello! I just gave you an award over at

Lori Rosenberg said...

Great kite idea!

Teaching With Love and Laughter

The Bubblegum Tree said...

Love the word mapping and the kite! Perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing : ) I'm a new follower. Love your blog!

Trisha said...

Love your first grade units. I am new to the first grade journey's series. i will be on the units you have shortly and look forwad to using them. have you done any for the first books?

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