Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Airport Craziness and Pond Graphtivities

Hello all, I hope you are all enjoying or have enjoyed your spring break.  I have been trying to enjoy my time away in Pennsylvania while visiting with my family.  My boys are just loving all of the family time and the attention they are getting from their grandparents.  

Let me just tell you that we had an interesting time getting here.  We flew from Charlotte on Monday and we had our connecting flight in DC...NOT the best connecting airport to go to with 2 kids by yourself...FYI!!  It took us 40 minutes to get from our arrival gate to the next gate where our plane was waiting to take us to Pittsburgh.  (Who's idea was it to have a connection anyway!! lol)  Sorry for the rant, there will be a FREEBIE at the end!  :-)

So we finally get to our gate, after pushing a stroller and dragging my 4 year old through about 2 miles, a train ride, and about 15 elevators.  No.Seriously!!  It really did seem like it took that long!  lol  I might just count my steps and the number of elevators on the way back...oh wait...I have to do that again!?!  Ahhhhh!!  Thank goodness to the man on the plane that decided to take 20 minutes out of his time to play peek-a-boo with my 1 year old during the last part of the trip!!  He must have sensed some frustration.  lol  

After a day of recovering from that "interesting" experience, I have finally had some time to get some much needed units done.  So here is the newest addition to my TpT store.  It's called "Pond Graphing" {Common Core Graphtivities}.  I love the name!!  Thanks to all you girls who are posting about "craftivities" because it SO works with graphing too!  :-)  This download is 36 pages and contains 6 graphing activities which all include a recording sheet.  

The "graphtivities" are:
Froggy Food: Adding Tallies
Leapin' Lizards: Matching Game: Tally/Bar Graphs
Ribbit!!: Tally Graph Game
Creature Feature: Sorting and Tallying
Ruler of the Pond: Tally Battle
Spin and Graph: Interactive Spinner Graphing

The feature game, "Ribbit" is available as a FREEBIE below.  Just click on one of the "Ribbit" pages and you can download it for FREE.  If you want the entire unit, you can click on the pictures below to go straight to the TpT store.

You can download "Ribbit" for FREE by clicking on the picture below: 

Check back soon for lots more!!  Hopefully I can be a busy bee for the rest of spring break!


Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

how cute and festive!!
the freebie's link isn't working - it says access denied - lol

Michelle McElhinny said...

Thanks Jen! I was worried that it wouldn't work. I'll work on fixing it now. Check back again in a lil.

Mrs. Cupcake said...

That's a crazy travel plan! I hope it's easier on the way back :)
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Michelle McElhinny said...

Thanks Teri, I hope so!

Sarah Mackey said...

You always have the craziest situations happen. New unit looks great, but the link says I have to have access granted, I see you are already on top of this, so I will check back later.

Michelle McElhinny said...

Okay ladies, I accidentally had this document set to private. It's now open to the public. Sorry for the delay. I hope it works now.