Yessiree, it is that time of year!!!! Mardi Gras!! I LOVE this season. Everything is purple, gold, and green. Everyone is prepping for parades and balls and eating King Cake and it's just great!! I am so excited for my Krewe's ball coming up on February 8th. 

My guests are my friends Jessica and Mike and Anna. Of course sharing the table with my BFF Amanda and her guests Jolie, Snooks, and Raven. I might be missing some peoples, but with this lineup we are gonna have a BLAST!!! The theme is Circus!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my 7th year in my Krewe and my 3rd year dressing up in costume rather than gown. My costume is:

Made it myself :)

And I made this little Mardi Gras Activity myself as well. It's about place value to the 100s. 

Students match the feathers to the numbers on the mask. I've included 28 sets of feathers and masks. Students look at the number on the mask and match it with the feathers in expanded form. 

E.g. 235=200+30+5

I've also included a template for a mask craft using the same idea - make a mask and feathers of a chosen number in expanded form. Children can choose a number and color the feathers how they wish. I've also attached a blank feather and mask page for you to design your own numbers. There is a page for creating 4 digit numbers and a blank page of four feathers. This is a great little activity for reinforcing the skill of place value. 

It can be used whole group or placed in a center. There are two recording pages from which to choose. Here is one:

I hope you get into the Mardi Gras spirit as well!!! 


This is a fun mini unit with a Wizard of Oz theme!! It is designed as a mini ELA/Science unit to support learning about different types of weather. 

We started off reading this book: 

This is a perfect book for introducing weather. It's got great pictures and easy to understand explanations. I also created it to introduce our unit on nonfiction. We started out by making an anchor chart of fiction and nonfiction text features. 

I introduced some weather words and we brainstormed some more. 
The activities are differentiated for different levels of learning. 

This unit includes: 
Anchor chart: Nonfiction/Fiction Text Features
Pictures for anchor chart
Features of fiction/nonfiction text center activity: picture cards, picture/word cards, word cards with differentiated process sheets
Suggestions for lessons
Vocabulary match game (pictures with words, words, and fill in the blank sentences) with process sheets
Vocabulary Sentences game (with pictures and without)
Writing activity
Word search activity
Wizard Weather Book

The added bonus is that this is Wizard of Oz themed!!! I'm getting a head start on my classroom theme for next year!

We're Off to See the Wizard by clicking HERE!

Love it!!! 


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