Monday, April 22, 2013

Pout Pout Fish, Organizing, and Feeling CRABBY (freebie)!

Some pictures and ideas from my CRAZY busy Monday!

I love this gloomy face, don't you???

It is one of my FAVORITE read-alouds because I get to use my "sad and gloomy" voice. And, I LOVE it when he becomes the "kiss-kiss fish" in the end because all of my Firsties inevitably let out lots of "EWWWWWWWWW" and "GROSS" mumbles!

Plus, it fits in fabulously with our Oceans unit! :) I LOVE mixing fun writing/literacy ideas with our Science based units! 

This year I had my kiddos make their Pout Pout fish and then make a picture of themselves pouting. Next, I asked them to write about a time they "pouted like a Pout-Pout fish."
(This was mine!)

(I thought their POUTY faces were so stinkin' cute!)

Last year I did something a little bit different with my Pout Pout fish, and you can CLICK HERE to see it! :) 

Along the same lines, we've also been learning about Red Crabs and Blue Crabs....and so I had my kiddos do a little writing activity. I asked them to make a list of "Things that Make them Crabby"....And, let's just say, some of those lists were HILARIOUS!

Like this one:

I love reading these...And, you could also have them write it as a paragraph, instead of just a list...
SO, I made this little FREEBIE for you guys!

Lastly, I just HAVE to share this with someone, so why not you guys???

I have been neglecting my "teacher shelf" for quite a while lately because I've been so busy. I'm not sure if I got the "SPRING CLEANING FEVER" or what, but I completely transformed it today with the help of a couple of amazing Moms from my class! 

Take a look!

(Yes...shameful...I know....)

BUT, take a look at the AFTER before you judge me too harshly! LOL

OH, and before I forget, I have hit 600 FOLLOWERS in my TpT STORE and so I'm throwing a 20% off EVERYTHING sale for TONIGHT and TOMORROW! Be sure you check it out! :) Just click HERE! OH, and be sure to FOLLOW my store if you aren't already!


  1. Ooh, Sister! I am so impressed! Your closet looks AMAZING!!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  2. Very nice organization girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!! Two thumbs up.

  3. Looks fantastic and your pouters are super cute too!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  4. I am so impressed with your first graders' writing! I so wish my kids would come in like that!

    My room has been a complete mess lately. I need to get in there and just clean!
    Learning In Wonderland

    1. I should probably clarify :) i can tell that you have done awesome work with your first graders. I teach second and I wish my second graders would come in prepared like your first graders that are going into second grade :) The second grade team at your school is lucky to have you getting the kids ready!!!

    2. Thank you for clarifying! :) And, thank you for all the compliments! :)

  5. Oh my! That crabby list was too funny! Kids really will tell everything.

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

    1. Dawn, some of them made me laugh OUT LOUD! :)

  6. I love all the ideas you have. Keep sharing!!


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