I think it's got to be that Thanksgiving came so late this year, but the Christmas holiday is coming WAY too fast, and my "to-do" list just keeps getting longer.
Until last night, I had no wrapped one single gift. So, I stayed up until 4:30 a.m. wrapping and I'm still not done. It's just craziness...
Shopping...Christmas parties...wrapping...meetings....report cards....crafts....
oh, and then there was the dead car battery thanks to a valet who turned my automatic headlights ON....... the flat, I mean destroyed, tire due to a giant piece of metal in the road...and a flooded kitchen... and I feel like I've barely had time to breathe....
It's true folks, I've been kidnapped by Christmas, which means....
I haven't blogged in almost a (gasp!) month!
So, since I made a little headway in the wrapping department, I decided to show this little ole blog of mine some love & get on here.
After finishing up our fun unit on 2D and 3D shapes, where we made our Shape Pizzas, we moved into a study of fractions....
In first grade, the focus is on halves and fourths, so to really put some hands-on practice into the mix, I found these little cans of play-doh at the Dollar Tree...and some plastic knives.
The kids just took out their playdoh & made a flat shape... *most made a circle*, and then we used our little knives to divide our shapes into EQUAL parts :)
Anyway, we continued this a few times, & then the kids made SOLID shapes to divide equally.
When we finished, the kids completed the first sheet in my packet of fraction practice...
You can grab the whole pack (5 worksheets) here for FREE....just because you stopped by despite the fact that I have been MIA forever! haha! Just click the picture :)
The last one in the pack (the one shown on top) is a cut and paste. The kids divide the paper into 3 sections, cut out & paste the headers and then sort and glue the shapes to show they can identify
halves, fourths and wholes.
I know a lot of folks make the ones where they bake them, and all that, but we make the simple ones...
the ones that are quick and easy..
two words that are music to my ears this time of year!
They are NOT edible, despite every single kid asking to eat one.
But, they are cute.
All you need is ONE GIANT bottle of applesauce.
6-7 containers of cinnamon. This size.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
Roll it out on wax paper - you may need to sprinkle a little water in there to get it to the right consistency - and then have the kids come and cut them out.
I use a straw to punch the hole out to hang the ornament.
If you wait, you can't do it.
Then, stick pony beads or anything in for the buttons, and you're done!
Let dry for about 4 days and they're ready to go!
Cute & Easy :)
So, that's it for me, friends....
That wrapping paper is calling my name..AND I haven't even addressed one Christmas card,. Oh, and work tomorrow... can't forget that important little thing :)
Hope everyone is doing wonderfully and LOVING the Christmas season. Even though I feel like I've been taken hostage, I honestly wouldn't change it for the world.
I love Christmas...every single thing...even the madness....
It really IS the most wonderful time of the year :)
Much love to you all !