Too much fun with the glue gun!

I think it's safe to say that I'm pretty much obsessed with the glue gun! {I've been typing the word obsessed a lot, and after many trials, I can finally spell it correctly the first time!} Anyway...I got the super cute and cheap wood cut outs at Michaels that lots of people have been posting about and super glued them onto clothespins. Then I glued the clothespins onto push pins! Now I have really cute animals holding up my papers in my classroom!

Remember when Ms. M posted these really cute pointers!? Well I happened to stumble across these little cut-outs that we used to decorate the table for my sister-in-laws bridal shower. I glued them onto colored popsicle sticks for a little more pizazz. We study ocean animals toward the end of the year, so they will be perfect for that unit!
This week I introduced Flashlight Writing to my reading groups. I saw this idea on Miss Parten's 2nd in 1st and could not wait to try it with my kids! I got the flashlights {and batteries!} at the dollar tree for, you guessed it, $1! SO awesome! This theme we are practicing short i words, so I incorporated that into the center. I had my students choose a word family card, write one word at a time on the whiteboard and then "trace" it with the light from the flashlight. My kids are so funny; every time I introduce a new activity they ALWAYS ask "can we take these home!?" Every time!

Here are the word cards I created:
Short i words



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6 comments

  1. Those pointers are darling! I LOVE the glue gun too. I know girls at work that use it to glue their stuff directly to the wall. Your new work holders are very cute. As are your short I word cards. I am going to share the flashlight activity with some other teachers I work with, it is right up their alley. Thanks for the shout out. In the next few days I am going to post about a new tool I'm working on for my students to use during writing.

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey, thanks for signing up for the blogger meetup! It will be great to meet you. :)

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  3. The animals are too cute, what a great idea!! I too am obsessed with my glue gun...my neighboring teacher thinks I'm nuts, but it keeps everything from falling off the walls!

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog! :)

    Ladybug
    http://ladybugsteacherfiles.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love your ideas! Thanks so much!

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  5. You are so like me! I have the same issues with organizing on pinterest. I started compiling on pinterest and now I am trying to organize after the fact!!

    Love Target! They have some awesome stuff in their "dollar" section, eventhough half of it is not $1!

    I came across a fabulous deal for a company giving a teacher discount for a limited time, but now I can't locate it! It had fonts, clipart, backgrounds, you name it! Any ideas?

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  6. You are so like me! I have the same issues with organizing on pinterest. I started compiling on pinterest and now I am trying to organize after the fact!!

    Love Target! They have some awesome stuff in their "dollar" section, eventhough half of it is not $1!

    I came across a fabulous deal for a company giving a teacher discount for a limited time, but now I can't locate it! It had fonts, clipart, backgrounds, you name it! Any ideas?

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