Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Journal Cover

Well if you haven't noticed but my classroom has an Hawaiian/Summer feel. I decided to do that this year and make things to match it. I love having it seem like summer and the fun that goes with it. With Christmas around I put up Christmas decorations and played Hawaiian Christmas songs. The kiddos loved it. Here is a journal cover I will be using next year.

Click here to go to my Teacher Pay Teacher store to download it for free.       Please follow me!!!

Graphics are from Melonheadz and  Graphics from the Pond. Font is from Kevin and Amanda

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Gift Bookmarks

I made these cute bookmarks to go with the books I give the students for Christmas. I know they are a little late but you can save them for next year. I used the Melonheadz graphics.
Click on my TPT store to get the free copy!!!

Merry Christmas!
Amanda Hodges

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Art Project

I did this to help fill in some time because my students were really on task and finished all the work needed to be taught the two days we had until Thanksgiving Break.

I let them write about the Turkey afterwards. Hope you like this idea.

They used their hands to make the turkey feathers.  Then they used their finger tips to make the dots. They used a paint brush for the body and the face.
First do the hand prints for the feathers.

Next and the body and legs.

Decorate with colored dots/ from their fingers.

Final pictures

Final Pictures

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Addition Math

I used these pages to make them. Then I added the number sentences.  They walk around the room picking up the pumpkins and go to their desk to write the number sentences in the worksheet.

 Sorry the picture turn the numbers wrong!

Click on the Pictures to get the files for FREE!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cafe Fluency

Here are the cards for Fluency. I hope you like them!! I sure do :)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Cafe Accuracy posters

Here is the Accuracy part to follow with the comprehension part.
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Comprehension tags to go under the Cafe Comprehension sign.

This is not approved from the Cafe books. It is just MY interpretation.

This is a picture of just one. Click on the different links to get all of them.

Comprehension 1
Comprehension 2
Comprehension 3
Comprehension 4
Comprehension 5
Comprehension 6

I am finishing the other ones and will be posting them soon.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cafe Things

I am starting CAFE this year and wanted some summer/Hawaiian things. Please feel free to use them!!
Please note at last page of the attachment about CAFE
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Give a way to check out!!!

Welcome to our last day of "Fun in the Sun"! To help welcome Summer in, and to celebrate my 200 followers, I would like to host a giveaway!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Desk Tags I made

Getting Ready for next year I made some Hawaiian Desk Tags for my students. Click on the photo to get it.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Science Fun Day

I always have a fun science day that has nothing to do with the core but fill the time at the end of the year that you need to keep the kids entertained.

I go to Steve Spangler's science and buy some of the things and do it for about an hour. I get all dressed up and do it. Look at the photos.

These are SOME the activities I do...
Diet Coke and Mentos

Magic Sand
Dancing Raisins

Color Changing Milk
UV Color Changing Beads
Fountain Connection
Sharpie Pen Science

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My son is now 1 month!! Time is flying!!

I went and had some baby professional photos taken of him. I love how the pictures turned out.

We love sports and love how cute football gear looks on him. Gavin is such a good boy. He lets me sleep 4 to 6 hours each night. Thanks buddy!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

My new Bundel of Joy... Gavin

I am so greatful to have had this beautiful baby boy. He has been so fun to have. My daughter has loved to hold him.  He is her personal baby toy. She loves his toes and hands. She points to all the body parts she knows and she says then while she points to them.

More to come later.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Not adding for a while...

I am going on maternity leave next week and will not be updating my blog until after Spring Break which is in April. I will add photos of my new addition to my family when I can right before Spring Break starts. I hope you all have a great time teaching your students while I am out. Thanks for following my blog and also making great things for me to help my students.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Spelling Game ideas

I take any of my game boards and make a few extra sets of my spelling words for the week and put them on different colors to make groups. They then ask the partner to spell the word and if they get it right they roll the dice and move that many spaces. If they get the word wrong the partner spells the word for them and then they don't get to move. They love this game. I have had 3rd grade teachers barrow my things to play the game with their students spelling words and they LOVE it. I have attached photos of the students playing the game.

Here are the cards I use for the spelling game
Here are some of the game boards I have made and got some free ones from FROG PUBLICATION.

I found this other fun game called "Here comes the Judge" 
where a student will go outside the classroom while 3 other go to the board and write the spelling word the teacher calls out. Then the "judge" comes in and picks the one with best handwriting (as long as it is spelled correctly). Then the person whose name was chosen gets to play the judge. When the student that is outside the classroom, the kids chant, "Here comes the judge, here comes the judge" when they are ready to have the spelling words judged by the student. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Utah State Symbols...

I was visiting Lory Robinson's blog and got her National Symbols packet and LOVED IT!!! I then decided to make a Utah State Symbols packet like hers. Get hers and mine to have a great packet of both!! They are both FREE!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

I spy Money

I got this game for TIME from what the teacher wants blog. My students loved it so much that I made it into money and a few other I spy games. I am just attaching the money one for today.