Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Something Fishyyyy...

We had a field trip planned to our local fish hatchery for Oct. 10th but due to our government shutting down we had to reschedule and were able to go on Oct. 24th. The Salmon were still running but nothing like it has been in years past. We spent the week before learning about the life cycle of a Salmon. There are not many things out there. But, I did find this great packet from Journey of a Substitute Teacher. Click on the pic for the TpT link.

We were able to get a Salmon for our firsties to study and explore before our trip. Don't worry they were not alive ;)

 I did not know that Salmon have teeth on their tongues. Did you??

My kiddos had a blast. I think they may have taught the tour guide a thing or two about Salmon ;)

On a personal note....
I started a 30 day Squat Challenge on Monday. We started out with 30 squats, 30 pushups, 30 lunges, and 30 second plank. By the end of the month we will be up to 100 of each. BOY am I feeling it! I am not sure how I will be able to do 100 pushups by the end of the month but I will certainly try.

Tomorrow is Halloween and our district was sooooo smart this year. We have a teacher inservice day on Friday. NO KIDS the day after Halloween!!!!! I will be back this weekend to share some pics of Red Ribbon Week and The Candy Corn Bandit!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Treasure Word Wall & Oh No!

I just posted my Treasures Word Wall & Oh No! word cards. Check them out in my TpT store here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

YouTube Blocked??

Is youtube blocked at your school site like it is mine? I found a way to save those amazing teaching videos to your thumb drive so you can play them at school!!! Go to  Copy and paste the URL for the video you want to download and then click on MP4 360p option. The video will then be downloaded to your computer. On my MacBook I then choose the "Export" option in the quicktime player file menu. I can then export it to my thumb drive. Click on the "For Users" tab at the top for more detailed directions and helpful hints. Good Luck!!!! I went CrA-zzY downloading videos to use with my firsties this week. Their favorite is this cute video below about echolocation. We just finished up our bat unit.

Have a great weekend!!!!