Treats for Our Sweets - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Treats for Our Sweets

Well hello trick-or-treaters!

Ready to meet Mr. SHark and Miss FiSH? typo -- that is my way of emphasizing the -SH sound!

I apologize if you feel like I am yelling at you, that is just my loud, commanding, grab your attention teacher voice.

Let's just say I have a few kiddos this year who need what I call "brain fertilizer."

Do you know what I mean?  I open my mouth and their eyes roll back in their heads. No, I mean it. Literally, I open my mouth and they zone out.

Shoalaces, lint on the carpet, and spots on the wall are WAY more entertaining or engaging than those oh-so-important words coming out of Mrs. King's mouth. 

Sooo needless to say "dancing on my head" takes on a whole new meaning this year. No wonder they don't remember the digraphs from kindergarten. No blame on K teachers, these few special friends need some extra fertilizer to get those ideas to take seed and sprout.

Enough analogies for you yet?

Just making sure you got your extra dose of brain fertilizer. :)

Here is an example of one of the handouts I created:

BUT remember my kids?  I still needed a little extra....soooo

 Mr. SHark and Miss FiSH.

Would you believe it if I told you these are my own cuties' costumes for Halloween tonight? And we just so happened to be studying SH this week. I know- Someone is looking out for me :) During independent reading I secretly stole these 2 cuties from their desks and dressed them up in costume. We reappeared mere minutes later with bags that read "starts with SH sound" and "ends with SH sound."

 I had a stack of picture cards and each child picked a card and placed it in the appropriate bag.  We had a blast!

 If  you would like to download these freebies, click on the bag below to head to my tpt store!

To continue along with your trick-or-treating  (which of course you will do) you will need to head to WONDERFUL Donna's blog by clicking on the image below.

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Happy Halloween!

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  1. What a fun and engaging way to grab your students' attention! Love the costumes!

    Granny Goes to School

  2. Great idea, wish I had the costumes, but the freebie is awesome!

  3. Thank you!!

  4. Hi!
    My name is Joana, I am 24 years old and I am from Portugal (next to Spain).
    I am a primary school teacher in a private college and this is my third year of teaching. Since last year I discovered many blogs like yours through “Pinterest”.
    I implemented some of your ideas and I am fascinated by your creativity, cooperation in classroom, independence and autonomy that you give to the children.
    I’d tried to do many things similar to yours but they were not always well accepted by my director and coordinator, because innovation makes a difference, and in making a difference insecurity is more than often created!
    I wonder if there’s any possibility to do an internship in your school, to learn and see, in practice, what I visualize in your blogs.
    I’d love to get an international experience for about one or two years in your country.
    My partner, Tiago, is also a teacher. He teaches English to Kindergarten and primary school children. He wanted to go to China but for me, it’s too far, and then there is the difference in the culture and language which would cause other types of adaption, which I feel would impede my spontaneity. He would love to learn new approaches and different strategies in his field.
    My e-mail is:, and I trust that you will be able to assist me in improving my educational skills. If it is necessary to give my contact to another person, please feel free to do so.
    With my best regards,
    Joana Fernandes

  5. Thank you so much! This is perfect for my upcoming unit. And I soooo understand about needing that extra something for a few special friends. LOL!

  6. Things always have a way of working out!! :) Love it! ;)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  7. Your blog is fantastic! It makes me smile the entire time!


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