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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lovin' Our Moms!

Super excited for Mother's Day.  Reason #1...I have the most awesome mom in the world!!  She's the best!  Reason #2...I'm a mommy that will be celebrating her FIRST Mother's Day!  Woohooooo!  Being a mommy is the 100%, hands-down, absolutely the best thing in the world!  Reason #3...First graders LOVE their mommas and we have so much fun working on cards, crafts, and fun stuff for them!  I've been loving all the mother's day ideas you've all been posting.  I think I might attempt the Mother's Day plates with the kiddos next week that I saw on Teacher Bits and Bobs blog.  Awesome!  As I've been trying to figure out just what to do, I came up with this little project to work on in writing.  We're going to be using "The Important Book" to use as a model for stories about our moms.  We'll brainstorm important things about our moms and adjectives to describe our mommas.  We'll wrap up our stories by publishing them in this little book to give to our moms.  I'll be sure to post pics of the finished products and the art projects we create next week.  Click on the book cover to see a copy of the book.  

What other fun things do you have planned for Mother's Day in your class?

I found cute little wooden flowers (like 10 to a pack) from Dollar Tree.  We'll be painting/glittering them up, adding a small picture of each kid to be in the center of the flower, and adding a magnet to the back for our moms to put on their fridges! 

 Click here for the additional brainstorm/adjectives pages.  Enjoy!



3 comments:

sydney

I absolutely LOVE The Important Book. I have already read it to my class twice this year. What a cute idea!

- Sydney
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Amber Unger

I have been looking for a meaningful way to use "The Important Book" (loved the book, so I bought it, not really sure how I'd use it in my classroom). Thanks for the idea and for the freebies! :)

Sarah

Love this, what a cute idea! Is there a way to get a version that says The Important Thing (About My Grandma)? I'd love to do this with my 1st graders, but I have a few who live with grandparents. Thanks!

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