Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fun with Color Words {Freebie!} + Giveaway

Happy Sunday! For the last few weeks we have been learning color words in my class.  This has been soooo much fun and surprisingly is helping to build a family atmosphere in our room.  Let me explain:

Each day, we focus on one color word.  The first color was red.  So, on red day everyone wore red, we had Hawaiian Punch as our red snack, we read Clifford, The Big Red Dog, we did the two red pages in our "Color Word Packet," and we drew a red food and wrote about it in our "Taste the Rainbow" mini-book.  We are following this pattern for each color, which lasts for 11 days. 
My students really love our color days.  On pink day, lots of them walked in asking, "What will our pink snack be today?"  Sadly, we are finishing this unit tomorrow and Tuesday.  I know my firsties will be sad to see it come to an end.  Another sad part of ending our color words is that some of the unity that comes with dressing alike will be lost.  It was so nice when other classes noticed we were all in the same color.  Even nicer was going to an assembly and knowing which kids were mine by the color of their shirt, lol!

Here are some pictures of what we did:

Click on the pictures below to head to Google docs and download your free copies of the parent letter telling parents what color their children should wear for each day.  Also included is a list of the books I use for each color as well as the snack I provide for each color.

Why not go all in and check out my color words packet in my Teachers Pay Teachers store?  For only 4 bucks, you'll have plenty of activities for each color of the rainbow!  Click on the picture below to head to my store and check it out.

In other news, I'm participating in yet one more giveaway!  You have another chance at winning Bushels of Learning {Math Centers to Practice Dot Patterns, Ten Frames, & MORE}.
To enter, click the picture below to head on over to Diving into Learning and check out the rest of the great prizes up for grabs!
Good luck, thanks for looking, and keep sparkling!

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog! I am also a 1st grade teacher. Stop by and visit me sometime! :)
    Fun in 1st Grade