Thursday, March 1, 2012

Long E {EA and EE} A wEEk before spring break!!!

So I have to say.... there is only 1 week till spring break for us!!  HALLELUJAH!! I can't not wait!  As you might know as I posted about it a few months ago, my husband and I are expecting our first baby May 3rd and can I just say being pregnant the entire school year is extremely exhausting so I am SO looking forward to a week off.  I am so lucky to have the entire summer with my sweet girl, but WHEW,  call me tired! 

Anywhoooo, this past week we have learning about EE and EA.  Not sure if anyone else does this, but looking into the weeks ahead my first step is to search pinterest for activities for my kiddos that will match the upcoming skills.  After searching pinterest for EE and EA I found these cute little sheep in a jeep.  I have had the poem for a while and I knew about the series of books, but never thought off making these nifty sheeps for them to record their EE words on! I am not sure who is the creator of this idea or I would link back to them.  Please note that I did not create this poem.  I have the original activity that I found pinned under my "firsties are the besties" pin board.

After reading the poem and finding the EE words and brainstorming our own EE words they made shEEp to record their words on.  

After our Sheep in a Jeep we made "Leafy Trees".  This was another activity to help reinforce EE and EA.  The kiddos traced their hand and forearm on brown construction paper and wrote EE words on the tree trunk, then used the leaf template and wrote EA words on the leaf.  

Here is the Leafy Tree template if you would like to use it.  

On presidents day {sorry a little late} we read a few George Washington books and discussed some presidential facts.  My sweet ones made these adorable George Washingtons and then recorded several facts they learned about him.  

They turned out cute AND they learned alot... I call that sucess! 
I can't wait for tomorrow!! Not only is it Friday, but it is Dr.  Seuss' birthday AND the Loraz comes to theatres!! My kiddos are so pumped!

TGI {almost} Friday! Oh and 1 week till spring break!


  1. OMG The shEEp are so cute! This makes me wish I taught 1st so I could do this project!


    Apples and ABC's

  2. I love those sheep! This entire post is so cute! I am your newest follower and a Texas teacher too! I live in Nacogdoches and teach in Lufkin.

    I am your newest follower and would love for you to visit me when you get the chance. I am a Firstie teacher too! =)

    Heather's Heart

  3. You live in Nac??? That is my hometown!! CRazy! I went to HS there and stayed and went to SFA. My family still lives there. What a small world! I will definitely check out your blog.