Monday Rewind

And so it begins….TESTING! Today was our first day and I am so, so, SO proud of my kiddos. They rocked it out just like I knew they would! {I will pay them later! Ha!}  Let’s just pray they can hold on tight for the rest of the week!

Moving on…

To keep myself distracted from this little date that Ben has going on {with crazy girl Courtney} I am going to give you a little Monday night rewind! Last week was mainly review,  so all of our activities expanded upon something that the students already knew.

We completed our dictionary study with a cute little kite activity {similar to Cara’s}. The students included the definition, page number, part of speech, and example sentence to match their word. Here are the finished projects!

I LOVE LOVE LOOOVVEEE that spring is in the air!

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Then to get those genres nailed down pat…we did a little writing across the genres:

Myth: How a Zebra Got It’s Stripes

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How cute is that little fellow on the end? Ha!

Fairy Tale: The students had to “show me” why their character belonged in a fairy tale using descriptive details, but they could not say the word fairy tale. {We did some Mo Willems inspired illustrations to go along with our writings!}

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We also wrote fables on old paper bags to remind us that fables are stories that have been passed down, but I forgot the pictures! Shoot! :/

And finally, we were busy little bees in math, knee-deep in all things geometry. Here is a fun project that helped the students practice slides, flips, and turns! {Totally Pinterest inspired!} Each child made their own transformation quilt! Super cute…but worked like a charm! 


What a great week of review! Can’t wait until Friday when we can return to a normal schedule.


Coming Tomorrow…Knuffle Bunny! What a sweet testing relief this will be and a perfect way to tie some fun Easter activities into the classroom! Here is a sneak peek at the glyph activity included:


Author Study

Well…who is it going to be for Bachelor Ben?!? We shall see! Have a fabulous Tuesday!


  1. Hi Hope,
    I love your blog and your wonderful ideas! I had a question about the transformation quilts (soooo cute!). Are they folded somehow? If so, what did you do inside?

  2. I can't wait to see the Knufle Bunny activities!! I love those stories! I used them in K and now in 2nd too! Can't beat Mo Willems!


  3. Oh My Gosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE those zebras.
    Dragonflies in First

  4. The zebras are adorable and I can't wait to see Knuffle Bunny!!!! :-)

  5. I love that book (How Zebras Got It's Stripes). I love this craft idea! Any chance those are going on TPT soon? :) I'm doing fairy tales right now, but I'm planning on doing folk tale next month. I love your ideas!

    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  6. Love all these pictures and ideas! Super cute! :)

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

  7. OMG! Those zebras are awesome!!


  8. Yes, will these be available on TPT?

  9. Love those kites and zebras, so colorful!! And Knuffle Bunny is too cute!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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    Our Sweet Success

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    2nd Grade Paradise

  12. Love these writing and literature activities!

  13. Very cute! Along with the others, I hope they'll be on TpT soon!

  14. I've been looking for black and white photographs to do a Mo Willems project with my kiddos... Where did you find your backgrounds? Or are you willing to share?? :)