Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sharing some activities

This week, we finished up some of our St. Patrick's Day writing activities. In first grade, we read this really cute story...

Then, we discussed some things we would wish for if a leprechaun granted us three wishes. Most of the children went with the usual stuff like an iPAD, new toys, a limo, and bacon, which is fine, but, this sweet little girl went a totally different route and her essay literally brought tears to my eyes. See for yourself!

Warms your heart, right?
You can grab an updated version of this writing activity here.

In kindergarten, my students made rainbow rhymes. It was a nice, simple activity that they really enjoyed. No patterns to trace, nothing to cut out. Just some writing and drawing.

I didn't help them with anything! They sounded out their own words and were very proud of their results. Click here to snag a copy of the rhyme.

In other news, I finished up my Pre-Primer and Primer Sentence Puzzles. Sentence Puzzles have become quite popular in my classroom. They are a fun way to practice reading, writing, spelling, conventions, and grammar. They include all of the pre-primer and primer words and are differentiated.

Click here and click on the download to get a free sentence puzzle!

One more day of school and then I'm officially on Spring Break! Tomorrow is Field Day for my students. For Field Day, each cluster of classes chooses a country to represent. We chose Italy and had these shirts printed up...

Aren't they cute? Biggs and DiMartino are the other two teachers in my cluster.
Go Team Italy!


  1. I love your "rainbow rhyme!" Such cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing that-I am going to have to sneak it in with springtime activities!

    Learning to the Core

  2. Sweet writing. What a doll. The rainbow rhyme is so cute. Thank you for sharing.
    Primary Paradise

  3. Love that rainbow rhyme! I wish I taught the little ones :)

    And those t-shirts are fab!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  4. I love that book. It's always a hit! What a sweet girl! Her wishes brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for the rainbow rhyme freebie!

    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

  5. Aww, what a sweet girl!! I love to read papers like that :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. Lori, I love your rainbow rhymes! And what a sweetie you have. Don't you just love when kids write from their hearts like that. :)
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  7. Ohmigoodness, that little girl at the top is the SWEETEST! I love that!

    Such great activities, Lori!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  8. Lori, your Sentence Mix Up packs are fantastic! I am heading to TPT to add them all to my cart!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing the Rainbow Rhymes with us! So awesome!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  9. I LOVE your Rainbow Rhymes! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to use it with my kiddos after spring break! :)

  10. Oh my word, that little girl has the sweetest heart!!! Love the rainbow rhymes and scrambles too! Pretty much just love you!

  11. Love the Rainbow Rhyme! Thanks for sharing!

    The Kindergarten Pod

  12. Just found your blog and this lovely rhyme....thanks for sharing it.

  13. Do you have the Leprechaun on the Loose writing page somewhere?

  14. Could I get the leprechaun on the loose writing page as well? It's the perfect size for my kiddos!


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