Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Math Center Activity & Peter Rabbit Resources

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Welcome to 

Fluttering Through First Grade!

We have a ton of ideas to share and can't wait to get Hopping!

Spring is the perfect time to practice our coin counting. Plastic eggs make the perfect center material for holding coins, counters or any other math manipulative. Our class loves playing Egg-cellent Cents to practice their money counting skills.
Coin counting math center activity for Spring - Egg-cellent Cents
We just introduced some new Spring Number Stations and our students are loving them!
Coin counting math center activity for Spring - Egg-cellent Cents
They had some great coin counting practice with our Egg-cellent Cents Station. We just took 12 plastic easter eggs, numbered them (do tops and bottoms because you know they're going to separate then you're stuck with not knowing what top goes with what bottom) and put different coin amounts in each one.  
Coin counting math center activity for Spring - Egg-cellent Cents
The students then opened up an egg, counted the coins inside, and recorded it next to the matching number on their recording page. They got so into it, that they actually started pretending to "crack" the eggs and split them open to see what's inside.  
Coin counting math center activity for Spring - Egg-cellent Cents
One of our little learners even said,
"I could do this all day!" Shhhhh, don't tell her she's learning too!
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Peter Rabbit is one of our most adored units each spring. It's a core literature selection for our grade level and we love digging deeper into this classic story. 
The Tale of Peter Rabbit activities


Spring is in full swing with our Tale of Peter Rabbit unit.The Tale of Peter Rabbit activitiesThe Tale of Peter Rabbit activities
 We did a fun directed drawing of Peter and colored with oil pastels and chalk. Now that our kiddos know how to draw Peter, they are drawing him on everything! Peter appears in journals, on the backs of vocabulary pages, in workshop centers, and in their poetry journals. We love Peter!

The Tale of Peter Rabbit directed drawing for spring
The Tale of Peter Rabbit veggie patch math
The Tale of Peter Rabbit story activities for springThe Tale of Peter Rabbit story activities for spring

36 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Thanks for the freebie. :) Your blog is super cute! I'm a first grade teacher too. If you get a chance swing by my blog....

    http://allthatglittersinfirstgrade.com

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  2. Thanks Kelly! You're our first official comment! It's exciting~thanks so much!

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  3. I love this activity! Thank you so much!

    Y'alls blog is adorable! I am so happy to be your newest follower. =)

    I am a 1st grade teacher too and have lots and lots of *freebies* that I would love for you to check out!

    Come see the cute plant snack we made! =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Hi Heather-thanks so much! Your blog is fabulous and we've followed it through our personal emails but now love to share our ideas back with you! The plant snacks are too cute (and healthy to boot-love it!). We look forward to sharing ideas with you :)

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  4. I am your newest blog follower. I teach rememdial math to math phobics on the college level, and I am always looking for blogs where math is presented in a hands-on way. I love your money lesson! In fact, I am so impressed, I wish to extend to your blog the Calaculating Heart Award. Read the March 10th post for all of the details. Then grab your award under Blog Accolades on the right hand side. Finally, pass the award on to three more blogs who are featuring math.

    http://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/

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    1. Wow-thanks so much! We agree whole heartedly about the hands-on math and do a ton of activities in our class this way. Can't wait to share them! We certainly will pass the love to more blogs. Thanks again!

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  5. I am so excited to be your 9th follower!!!!! You are well on your way to 1,000!!!!!! :) I loved meeting you today and can't wait to continue this fun blogging journey along side you! :) talk to you soon!!!!!

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    1. Ahhh, thanks Sandy! We have just a few more to go ;) We so enjoyed meeting you today too and also look forward to collaborating and working together soon! Have a wonderful Easter tomorrow and we will for sure be in touch!

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  6. Loved meeting you guys today! Love YOU! It would be awesome to work with you.... I think we'd get along so well! We have the same mindset about teaching.
    ❤Traci❤
    Dragonflies in First

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    1. Totally agree Traci! It was FABULOUS meeting and talking with you and thank you so much for taking us under your wing. We are looking forward to doing great things with you too! Love it-can't wait!!!

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  7. Your blog looks great! And I love your pinterest button: pinners are welcome.
    You are going to love blogging. I started a month ago and I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much-appreciate the feedback! We are so excited to get started but finding there are just not enough hours in the day!!!

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  8. Just found your cute blog and am a new follower.
    A happy hello to blogging. Stop by and visit.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

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    1. Thanks so much for the warm welcome Denise! We are so excited to get bloggin and are following you too!

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  9. Your Peters are very cute! I love kid art like that. (I'm following now too.)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Your blog looks great~We are following you now too :)

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  10. It was so much fun to meet you girls yesterday!!!! I wish we could have talked a lot more . . . it wasn't long enough! I hope we'll get to meet up again soon. I am your newest follower (love the freebie by the way!) and can't wait to see what you have in store for us. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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    1. Thank you so much Kristin! We are inspired by fabulous teachers like you. It was truly fantastic to meet up with all of you and we're so grateful for the guidance and insight. Keep us posted on your Open House hoopla~we do a crazy blow out Habitat theme as well (minus the snacks ;)Again Kristin, thanks so much!!!

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  11. I officially found you two! It was great meeting you yesterday!!! I am excited to follow you now! :)

    Michelle

    Apples and ABC's

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    1. We are following you too now Michelle! It was fabulous meeting and talking with you too yesterday and we are so inspired to start blogging! Thank you!

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  12. Hi there! I just stumbled onto your blog. My friend (and co-teacher) and I just started blogging together too. :-) So much fun! We are now following you! Hope you will pop over and check us out too.

    Crystal

    http://teachinglittlemiracles.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh wow Crystal so fun! You are just like us! Great to see another job share out there. Your blog looks great and looking forward to being in the blogging world together. We're your latest follower-yeah!

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  13. So fun meeting you two yesterday!! Thanks for coming to the meet up! Next time we're meeting at a club house so we can all talk to each other more!

    Hadar

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    1. Hadar, it was SO wonderful meeting all of you and we are very appreciative for the opportunity. We learned so much and got so much insight and inspiration! You ladies are amazing! Thank you for holding our hands and for giving us such a warm welcome!

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  14. Beautiful Ladies,
    I had a great time with both of you and I love what best friends you are. You have a beautiful blog and I know you will be very successful. I am now a follower and will leave you ridiculous comments. I hope you had a lot of fun at the all day Cheesecake Blogathon. I loved every single second. Wow, California is full of talented teachers who are making a difference. Loved you guys so much,
    Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

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  15. Tag! I just tagged you in a little bloggy get to know you game. Visit my blog to check out the details!

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  16. So glad that I got to meet you amazing ladies on Saturday! I love the look of your blog! Very cute! And I'll definitely snag the egg idea to use with my first is in a few weeks (I am sure they won't mind pulling out the eggs even though Easter will be long over, lol).

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    1. Just saw your beautiful blog and became your newest follower :) Your cards are amazing-you are very talented! We so enjoyed meeting and talking with you as well! You are so right-they would probably love playing with those eggs again! ;)

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  17. I'm jealous that you guys got to meet up! Thank you for the freebie & I'm your newest follower.


    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much-we are your newest follower too!
      It really was wonderful meeting up with other bloggers and getting inspired. Certainly made us want to jump into blogging like all of you!

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  18. Time to get this party started!!! Your first tagging party!

    Tag! You are it!!! Come on over for the fun! :)

    Michelle

    Apples and ABC's

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  19. I am following now, too! Cute activity!

    Colleen @ http://theteachingchameleon.blogspot.com

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  20. I heart you ladies!!!!!!!! It was so so so fabulous meeting you ladies!!!!!! Let's talk very soon!

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  21. Happy blogging, new friends!

    I am you newest follower!

    Erica

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

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  22. Welcome to the blog world! I found you through Michelle over at http://applesandabcs.blogspot.com/. I hope you'll become my follower as well!!

    Judy

    ♥Teaching Little Apples♥

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  23. I love your ideas! I am a first grade teacher and new to blogging.

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