Sunday, January 6, 2013

Winter Wonderland Exchange, Book Review and a Snowball Fight!

Winter Wonderland Exchange Project:

Wow! Its time. I am very excited to see all the projects. If you would like to join us or have questions just let me know. It's easy to participate just pick a winter project or craftivity, have each student in your class make one or more. Send 20 projects to my address (this will be sent to you by email when you comment on the post) with a short letter that tells about your class, winter in your area, and/or a bit about your project. You will receive back a package with one project and letter from each participating class. As an example: My class will be making a Groundhog project. Groundhog Day, on February 2, is a big thing in Pennsylvania. We may even include some fun ideas for your class to do on Groundhog Day! Another class has chosen to make sleds, as riding them is what they do from January to March. I know those of us in cold climates would love to know what you lucky warm weather folks do in the winter! I love getting mail, and I know our children will be very excited when the package arrives at school. All projects should be in the mail by January 20. As soon as I receive them I will put them together and mail your package to you!

You Are My Wonders 

Maryann Cusimano Love
Satomi Ichikaw
My very thoughtful Sister gave me this book for Christmas this year. It is very touching and was the perfect book to read to my students on our first day back after winter break. It touches upon the relationships and bonds between a teacher and her students. It made me smile and my children giggle.

Now for the Snowball Fight:

Last night as I was looking at blogs I came upon First Grade in Foxwell Forest. She has posted a new product and offered it free to the first 2 commenters. I was lucky enough to receive a copy!!!!! Well one look at it and I knew this was exactly what I would use in school tomorrow. This week we start Dibels testing of our poor students. This game is the perfect FUN way to practice. If you like a little action and fun in your class head over to Foxwell Forest! 
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  1. Maria, that book looks wonderful! I will have to check it out! :) Thanks so much for giving my snowball fight a shout out! You are too sweet!

    I can't believe that I wasn't already following your blog! I just remedied that though and am your newest follower! :)

    Have a fun snowball fight tomorrow!
    First Grade in Foxwell Forest

  2. Love your page so cute! Thanks for grabbing my Groundhog Day Craft! I am your newest follower. Drop by =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  3. Thanks for the tip! Heading over there now!
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  4. Can't wait to see the projects for the winter exchange.We painted ours today. Writing tomorrow. Thanks for hosting that!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  5. Maria,
    What a great post! I bought the snowball fight and will have fun with that next week. I plan on checking out that great book! And I finished my snowmen for the project. I will get them into the mail this week. Thanks so much for hosting it. There are pictures on my blog of the project. I can't wait to see everyone else's projects.