Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy new year, friends!  It’s been a busy week!  Isn’t the first week back from break…and every week thereafter…busy?!  HA!  We started the week talking about goals and resolutions.  I told the kids my resolution was to be healthier this year {aka: lose about 10 lbs. of holiday weight.  MERCY!}  I had my kids make goals for themselves either at home or school.  They LOVED this activity!!  I used the lined paper from a new year template one of the teacher’s on my team gave to us.  I found this super fun scrapbook paper and used that to make the hats, glued on a fun little pom pom, and busted out the Dollar Tree party blowers for some sass! 

LOVE this quote!!!!

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I’ll be back this weekend with more to share…symmetrical snowflakes, math games, and a little mini-unit for The Mitten complete with pics & downloads! 

HAPPY {almost} FRIDAY!!!!!

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  2. Love this! I have to tell you, my 1st grade team just LOVES your ideas! We are inspired by you! I linked you on my blog!

    -Rachelle
    www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm reading this way too early before I get ready for work, and it has just inspired me for the day! The people are sooo cute. I have a question though. Whenever I plan out an art activity, I stress myself out by preparing everything for the kids to cut out and it never turns out like I thought. All the kids on your door have different hair...do you let the kids make the hair on their own? Whenever I have my kids make people, they are nowhere near as cute as yours! What do you prepare for them? I just love this idea!

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  5. So excited to see your posts this weekend :)

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  6. Wow, I LOVE this! It came out so cute! Where do you get all of your cute art ideas?!?! I would have done a new years resolution paper but never would have thought to put them as hats and then on each child's head! Too cute!

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  7. Leslie Ann ~ I cut out the heads and glued the lined paper to the scrapbook paper to make the hats. The kids did everything else! I have a few really artsy little girls who came up with the idea to make their own hair and then they showed everyone else how to do it, too!

    Jenni ~ I can't remember where I originally saw this idea...I think on a Kindergarten website several years ago...but I've been doing this for a couple of years and love it!

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  8. You have the best ideas!! I'm so glad I came across your site. Last year I found Mrs. Jump's kindergarten which I looked at or should I say stalked constantly. I was so psyched when she made a real blog, that's how I found yours. Thanks for always sharing!!

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  9. So cute! We did the EXACT same thing today in my K class. Except I didn't have the party blowers this year. Great site!

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  10. This is so adorable! Our second grade teacher did this project and they also turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. WOW!! Mrs. Carroll....I am so glad I found you through Holly's blog! I LOVE this idea so much.
    I am your newest follower!

    Thanks and Happy New Year!
    Stacy

    2nd Grade Paradise

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  12. Very cute! You are very creative! I am going to do something similar with my kids tomorrow! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  13. My second graders are loving making the faces and hats with their own hair. We will add the blowers next. We are putting our resolutions on a separate paper. Just love your ideas!

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