Sunday, March 24, 2013

Cookie Graphing and Spring is in the Air

Who would've thought that the anticipation of Spring Break was just as wonderful as getting out for Christmas Break?  Just the thought of having a week off to *try* to do absolutely nothing makes me grin.  Here's what I plan on doing...staying in my pj's (for at least 3 of the days, haha), getting a few more units done (hopefully at least through May), and of course, catching up on some family time.  We just had the best weekend ever, just lounging around watching Disney movies!  I just <3 my little family!  If there are any units that you would like to see, just give me an idea of what you need and I'll add that to my list.  I love to do custom orders, so whatever you might need...just let me know.

We're just now finishing up our graphing unit in math and my kids just adored my cookie themed graphing activities, "Who Stole the Cookie?".  This unit contains full size posters to display while teaching, as well as 10 graphing activities for pictographs, bar graphs, and tally graphs.  Click HERE to preview each of the activities.
My class really enjoyed the "Soggy Cookies" graphing game where they pretended they were pulling cookies out of a glass of milk before it got soggy. 
 
I printed and laminated the cookies (from the graphing unit) and put a paperclip on each one.  I had them use a popsicle stick, fishing line, and a magnet to pull the cookies out of a container (to simulate a glass of milk).  Once they retrieved all of the cookies, they sorted them on the "Soggy Cookies" sorting mat, and then filled in a graph to display their data.  They talked about their graphs with their groups and answered various questions about their graph.

We have just 3 1/2 days left of school this week and then a 1/2 day professional development meeting on Friday before breaking for a week.  In anticipation of Spring break, I created this SPRING themed literacy center packet for your kids to enjoy!  I am IN LOVE with the glitter graphics and letters that I found from...Glitter Meets Glue Designs!!  Absolutely IN LOVE!!  I would probably put glitter and lamination on absolutely everything if I could!  lol.
 
 
 
Well I hope you like all of my new creations!!  Let me know what your plans are for spring break and I'll give the first 10 people your choice of the Cookie Graphing or Spring Literacy Centers for FREE!! 

**My health update: I recently started new meds to help ward off any seizures and my memory is about 99% back.  I'm happy with the results and am very lucky to have such a controllable diagnosis.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click HERE to view my past blog post.

Have a wonderful week everyone and thanks for being such amazing followers!!  I'm up to 450 followers on my TPT which means we will have a massive giveaway very soon!!  WOW!!  It seems like it was yesterday that I was getting excited to reach 100!!  My little blog has certainly BLOOMED...and I owe it all to YOU!!! 








15 comments:

kranda said...

My spring break is over! I went shopping and caught up on some craft projects at home!

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christine said...

I'm counting the days until my spring break! The cookie graphing is so cute...Yum!
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Special Teacher for Special Kids said...

I am happy to follow you! THis is the best Sunday night ever! No school tomorrow.

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:o) V.
Special Teacher for Special Kids

absees123s said...

I am hoping to get lots of rest, as it seems "Mr. Flu" that had been visiting alot of our staff decided he'd come home with me....BOOOOO! I hope by the middle of the week to be better..Love your new stuff! TY for the chance to win!

absees123s said...

PS...so excited to now be following you! :O)

Karyn said...

Michelle I'm so glad you are feeling better and that medication is helping. Are you driving yet?

We don't have Spring Break for a few weeks but I'm hoping to get some new paint on the walls. :-)

I'd love a copy of your Cookie graphing. Thanks for your generosity! :-)

Karyn
Kideducator@comcast.net

ashleycurtis said...

I will be planning my science unit on plant and butterfly life cycles!! ...and going to the beach :)

Sarah Mackey said...

Sad for me, we just finished spring break! Caught up on life and kids!!! Enjoy yours!

Round love the graphing one, that is our next chapter in math!!!

Rachel said...

I am spending it with my kids! Would love the Spring!

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Rachel said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Shana said...

I plan on spending as much time relaxing with my two girls as I can!
Glad you are feeling better!

Shana
Florios@citrus.k12.fl.us
Cookie math (:

Michelle McElhinny said...

Congratulations to our first 9 winners!! I have just ONE more FREEBIE available!! Happy Monday everyone!! :-)

Michelle

Michelle Jaquillard said...

I plan on spending spring break with my three boys just relaxing at home. Your Spring unit looks incredible!
Michelle
Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

Margo Adams said...

Our spring break is this week. we are cleaning out closets and donating clothing. then fishing or maybe a beach day later this week.

Michelle McElhinny said...

I believe I have sent out all 10 prizes for this mini giveaway. If you have not received your prize, please email me so I have your email address and I will promptly email it to you. Thanks to all who participated in this giveaway.