This year, our school is doing a camping theme. Our grade levels are divided into pods so each pod creates a different theme to go along with the overall school theme. The first grade theme is, Navigating Through First Grade. Each teacher is decorating the outside of their door as a different “place” that you might navigate through when camping. Mine is Hudgeons National Forest. I wanted to keep things simple around my door since most of my decorations come from my student’s work.
Everything in this picture is from Hobby Lobby minus the brown paper. It was all under $50.00 with the Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon!
The green paper is called Fadeless paper. It is the same brand as the shiplap paper I used inside my room last year and this year. You can read about the shiplap paper here. To create trees, we (I had lots of help from my mama and sister) cut the green paper in to strips and crumbled them up. It took 3 rolls to get them full like I wanted. We used regular clear packing tape to attach them to the wall. We used tulle balls for pinecones because my daughter said, “Mama, you need to use tulle balls for pinecones!” Um….#genius! The tulle balls are also from Hobby Lobby and come 2 to a package.
The woodland animals come in a package altogether at Hobby Lobby for around $6.00. They were super easy to put together and are just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! You can find them in the birthday party section.
The chalkboard arrow is also from Hobby Lobby (last year), but I recently saw a few this year.
I can’t wait to show you my teammates doors once they are completed!
…..and if you are looking for a free banner template, stop by my store to download this one! Did I mention that it is editable!?!
While I’m sitting at OT for little P, I thought I’d share a fine motor activity with y’all! 😬 I’ll be doing preschool with him at home next year (his daycare got torn up by a storm🌪) and fine motor + alphabet are two things we’ll be hitting all year. So, I wanted to incorporate as much of both into one activity as I could. 💪 These lacing cards are going to work his little fingers all while learning the alphabet and letter sounds. 🍎 These (+ several other fine motor mats) are available in my store! // Link below 💜💜 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Activities-Lacing-Letter-Mats-Fine-Motor-Lacing-Card...... See MoreSee Less
A few years ago I used this Friend-Diagram activity with my students to teach compare and contrast! I always love how they turn out! It’s FREE on the blog and I re-shared it in my Weekly Recap (several weeks ago) on the blog, too! Hope you can use it! Link here 👉 // smittenwithfirstblog.com/weekly-recap-3/... See MoreSee Less
Sticky Tables was a class favorite years ago! It gets kiddos up and moving!! 🤩 It works with multiple subject areas/standards and can also be used for informal assessments! 👍 My last post showed how to use it with skip counting and here I show it used with subitizing/number sense, ABC order, and handwriting practice. See previous post for directions on how to play 💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Re-sharing this skip counting number lines activity from years ago! 👉 Skip counting from any given number is such an important skill for our little ones - not just reciting 2,4,6,8,etc! Here's how we did it! Put sticky notes on the table, each student chooses one sticky note to start off with and then they just fill in the boxes using an expo marker on their desk! You could even use washi tape to create the number lines! ... See MoreSee Less