Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Primary Peach...A Georgia teaching blog!

I am so excited to be a part of a new Georgia Collaborative teaching blog, The Primary Peach!
I am joining about 30 other Georgia Elementary School bloggers to create an exclusive, collaborative blog chock FULL of tips and treats just for Georgia teachers!!! I'd like for you to meet....


For our first blog hop, we are treating YOU to a lot of freebies! These freebies are made for the end of the year. You know how those last few weeks are! It's hot, the kids are getting tired of one another, and you are looking for new ways to keep them entertained while still learning something! Each blogger has created and exclusive, end of the year freebie, just for you!

But first, let us introduce ourselves.

My name is Erin Warren. I teach first grade gifted and advanced content students. It is NEVER boring. I have taught in a variety of settings but have found that the challenges of these students drive me to be a better teacher every. single. day. I love teaching through technology. I have two dogs and a cat. I LOVE event planning, Instagram, decorating my home. I just finished my Education Specialist's degree at Georgia Southern, so I am looking forward to have more time to blog, which mean more freebies for you!

Here is a sweet treat just for you! This freebie is a great end of the year activity. You can have your students make it to document their favorite memories from the school year. Get your freebie here!

Want to win our giveaway? Of course you do! Make sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway on The Primary Peach and follow along!

Want to meet the next Primary Peach blogger and collect another freebie? 

Click Here!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Animal me: A writing and craft activity!

These last couple of weeks have been crazy but I had to share a writing craftivity that we did this week.

We read the books If I had Animal Feet, If I had Animal Hair, and If I had Animal Teeth. I LOVE these books and the kids do too!

 I always try and promote creativity with my students and this was they perfect way for them to have a choice in their writing and show some creativity.

After reading each book, the students completed a graphic organizer.

After we finished all three books (during the week), the students chose their favorite to write a rough draft for. Then I took their pictures to prepare for the final draft. They wrote their final draft and added the hair, teeth, or feet of their choice by using construction paper and adding to the picture of themselves. I have to say, I think they turned out adorable!

I even added a couple of papers in case drawing is a better option for your students! 

You can find it here! I hope you and your students enjoy!