I'm linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

1. Today we practiced shapes (the morning class) and letters (pm class). Students would draw a shamrock and record what they found on their paper. Perfect for matching and identifying. Also, just for learning how to wait their turn.

2. We played a Humpty Dumpty color matching game. It is pretty old school, but the kids love it.

3. We finished Nursery Rhymes this week. Here is our Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

4. On Sunday, we celebrated St. Patty's Day in Corktown at the St. Patty's Day Parade! Yay!

5. Have a great weekend!

The last two weeks we have been learning nursery rhymes. The afternoon class especially has been loving it! They have been reciting and singing them. The morning class has been enjoying some of the activities, but are struggling to say the words. I have had a few students that are humming some of the songs, which is cute though. Here are some activities we did this week.
Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Humpty Dumpty

Hickory Dickory Dock
 Check out these fun Nursery Rhyme Freebies here!

Nursery Rhyme Vocab Cards, Sequencing, and Go-Togethers

You can get the templates to make the interactive Nursery Rhyme Book here on tpt. Have a great night!

 This past month I actually was able to make quite a few things just because it was cold out and Ethan and I weren't able to get outside a lot and nap time is a great time to get creative! First, I made some colored rice. You can get the recipe at  Share and Remember

I made some ABC environmental print posters that I will laminate and then use to review the letters with the students. I tried to make the pictues things that they would know and see, use or go to on a regular basis. The original idea for the environmental posters came from Kelly at From Kindergarten with Love. She has lots of great ideas if you haven't been to her blog yet.

This is what Kelly's looked like.

 I made shape fish. I have made these for ABC's, colors, and numbers. When I taught K I had sight word ones too. Students use a magnetic wand as the fishing pole and go fishing for the fish. My kids love doing this!

For the home I made a new wreath for the front door inspired by one I saw on etsy. I may change the M color as it doesn't show up so great.

Also, I painted this frame and saw this cute saying for the laundry room.

 Make sure to share what crafts you have created for school or home at4th Grade Frolics.

This past year I have been trying to make visuals of the movements so that the kids have a picture to go with the word. I have made pictures of the animals for our Zoo Movement and Animal Action songs, as well as, Going on a Bear Hunt and Sammy. This past week I made visuals for the Body Rock, Simon Says Body Parts, and the Shakin Body Parts song. I believe all of the songs are by Greg and Steve.

I have to get back to school to print a couple of pictures.

Here are the pictures prompts I use for Dr. Jean's Zoo Movement song, Sammy, and Animal Action from Greg and Steve.

A couple of great sites to get different boardmaker visuals are http://www.boardmakershare.com/ or SETBC. I got these pictures from SETBC. Having the visuals for the songs helps the students immensely! They know what is coming next and are able to begin to make connections and expand their vocabulary. Have a great Sunday!

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