Hooray for Friday!
Boo for winter....
Is it over yet?

We had a fun, busy and cold week in grade one.
We haven't gotten outside much because
of the cold and wet so we've tried to
do as much moving and grooving as possible
in the classroom.
Be sure to read to the end for
a special surprise!
Friday is always great for
linking up with Doodle Bugs!

On Wednesday we played a fun little game I made
up about 2 minutes before math
and I called it SNOWBALL FIGHT!

I printed up and made a trillion copies
of these awesome {FREEBIE} flashcards
from the ever fabulous Molly at Lucky to be in First.
Click to grab addition or subtraction.

I had the kids sit on the rug with their 
table group in a small circle.
Each kid had a pencil and a clipboard.
They each had a big pile of the flashcards
and a bin to put them in.
I said 
ready....set....SNOWBALL FIGHT!
They then went to town completing and
then crumbling as many flash cards as possible!
I gave them about 3 minutes.
When they were finished they then had
to go through their large pile as a group 
and double check their work!
I'm sneaky like that.
It was a really fun and exhilarating
way to warm-up for math!
Facts can be a little dry sometimes
so anything to spice them up is awesome.
What do you do for
basic facts practice?

I had an organizational score
this week.
I moved to tables from desks this year.
Praise to the heavens!
For the most part the
storage of the kids "stuff"
has been pretty manageable.
But as you all know we give them
more and more "stuff" as the 
year progress.
So originally I gave them cups for their
one pencil and highlighter.
Then they had crayons in some
adorable soap holders.
Well out "stuff" has grown into
sight word rings and math flashcards.
We needed something...anything...
and fast.
And then the almighty Target
came to the rescue!
I got these adorable containers to store everything!
Yahoo!
A place for everything
and everything in its place!
Our Scholastic News this week
was Mo Willems.
His books are the best!
We read just about everything he's written.
The kiddos have a little surprise on Monday
when the pigeon will start some weekly 
adventures to their houses!
Class mascots are such a fun time!
In the spirit of true randomness
sometimes you wear the same
outfit as a co-worker!
It made for a good chuckle all day.
I'm so excited to share with you a little 
something special I made this week!
Do you ever find yourself
saying a lot of the same lines
over and over (and over).
Well I made a few freebies for you!
We all know how important 
visual reminders are.
I call them "Positive Posters"!


All you need to do is *like* my Facebook page 
to grab them.

Stay warm this weekend folks!
Ten more schools days here 'til February break.
Just keep swimming...

This is one of those weeks!
I've been having a lot of those lately.
There is *stuff* going on in my classroom
that I have very little control over.
Let's just say I've noticed a few extra
greys this month.
I have a hot date with a box of
Nutrisse this weekend!

The Whole Lotta Love Giveaway
was an awesome success.
Many many thanks to all who entered.
A big congrats to our winner Katie F.!

If you didn't win don't be sad!
I never win anything!
But the good news is
100th Day & Valentine's Day Common Core
Goodies Galore
are a whole lotta bang for your buck!
Hop over to my little tpt shop to check them out. 
     
Click on the pics to head 
right to the products.

Be sure to come back for 
5 for Friday!
I have some exciting news to share!
And we've done some great
things in grade one I'd love to 
show you.

The Winter Warm-up was a success!
We had a great group of teachers from the New England area!
Who knew there were this many New England bloggers?
And I know there are a few more...
hopefully they'll join us next time!
From left to right starting in the back row
me!
Katie from "I'm Just a Stalker"...so funny!

It was a fun afternoon of chatting, laughing and
getting to know one another!
A big shout out to Sara's sweet husband 
for taking a whole bunch of photos.
He could've made some quick cash selling the
11 iphones in his pockets!

The "Whole Lotta Love" Giveaway
has about 48 hours left!
There are a trillion (or 20ish)
amazing products that will surely make 
your February a breeze.
Check out this post to
see each and every amazing item.



Oh Friday...how I've missed you!
Hang on tight.
This post ends with some true awesomeness!
Of course I'm linking with Doodlebugs.
We had a wacky week here on Cape Cod.
No school Monday because of the amazing
Martin Luther King Jr.
Then we had a snow day Wednesday.
So needless to say we haven't gotten a whole lot
accomplished in first grade. Sigh!
No pictures and no work to
show you beautiful people...
so sorry!
That's ok because this
is happening in just 48 hours!
Calling all NE bloggers and teachers!
If you want to join us please email me at
deirdre.eldredge@gmail.com
asap!

Do you love Pinterest?
I sure do!
I have made some wonderful friends
on this blogging journey.
A few of us have come together to bring you
You'll for sure want to follow this page.

I am so excited to share that 
It will certainly get a post of it's very own
very soon, but I have such excitingness I
know you'll want to get to!



 Here's a sneak peek of some pages up close!
I am so excited for these...
money, addition, subtraction, place value!
This pack has it going on.
If you are just visiting for the first time
what is awesome about these is that they
require no set up!
Just add dice, cards and a paperclip spinner 
and your centers, stations or tubs are ready in a jiffy.



I've also been working like a busy bee to
try and be ahead of February.
I know it's going to sneak up on me!
I'm ready with these two packs though.
Valentine's Day Goodies Galore & Happy 100th Day Goodies Galore
are full of Common Core goodness to practice
all those very important skills with a little dash of fun.
Valentine's will be posted in my shop Friday night =)
They are both just $3 for writing, math, craftivity & more!
And now for the main event...
Wow!
What a very exciting day!
I'm sending "A Whole Lotta Love" your way.
20+ amazing bloggers have donated the best of the best
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Be sure to click along to their awesome blogs.
You'll be lost for hours in the amazing ideas
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The three products I just gave you a peek of
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