February 2, 2015

February Pick 3

It it time for the February Pick 3! I have linked up with other great blogging buddies to bring you 3 of my favorite pinterest pins for February! And here they are :)

I love Heidi from Heidi Songs! She is a true genius when it comes to getting children to learn their sight words. I have been using her videos for about 4 years now with amazing success! My students LOVE her and LOVE the songs she uses to remember each sight word! Check out her website here http://www.heidisongs.com

I LOVE LOVE LOVE her secret sight word surprise activity! Perfect for centers! You just need to use a white crayon to write the sight word. Children then use watercolors to reveal the word! This is always a very popular and fun center! Heidi offers these sheets for FREE FREE FREE and them for many holidays.

I love this Abraham Lincoln from A Day in First Grade. I have dreamed about making him! About getting the white paper from the huge roll in our art room. Measuring carefully a full 6 feet 4inches (which is 76 inches or 2 yard sticks long with 4 additional inches). Rolling it up oh so gingerly and bringing it home. Then unrolling it on my kitchen floor as I chase my dog and little ones off of it. I know I can draw him free hand from just this pic! I know I can! So, I am going to do it! I can’t wait to display him outside my classroom door once my firsties measure up against him! I am so excited to see their faces. To see them “get it” with an awesome visual! Thank you A Day in First Grade for the inspiration :)

Since I am already making Abe, why not make this as well? LOVE this! So doing it! So hanging them from my classroom ceiling! So going to try to save them for next year!

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  1. SOOO fun! I love the Abe Lincoln idea! The kiddos would love that!

  2. The kids would love the Abe Lincoln idea! The hearts sure would brighten up these winter days! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  3. I love the sight word surprise. It reminds me of my scratch ticket pin. What a fun center for students. Makes me wonder if I could some how incorporate it into 5th grade.

    Quinnessential Lessons

  4. I love hearts and that craft is adorable!

  5. Secret sight words, how perfect!

  6. Love the hearts! We are making a different kind of heart to hang for random acts of kindness we do. The two together would look great!

    Forever in Fifth Grade