Sunday, January 17, 2016

Birthday Day of FUN!

As a class the students took turns pulling an item out of the birthday bag.
They would say the name of the item and then name the vowel sound heard.
Then we would write the word on the correct line. 

I would blow a birthday blower.  The students would shout the number.  Then they would write that number and the next three numbers on the recording sheet. 

First, I read "For My Birthday" to the class.  The book gives examples of items that I would like for my birthday and an item that I would not like for my birthday.
I would like a vacation.
I would like an iPad.
I would like a book.
But I would not like a dragon!
The last page says...Don't forget to eat cake!
As a class, we brainstormed more ideas of "what we would like" and "what we would not like" for our birthday.  
The students each got a birthday hat with a rhyming word on it.  Then they had to walk around the room to find their rhyming partner.   

When they found their partner, they locked arms.
As a class we reviewed all the rhyming words. 

The students found a place in the classroom and tried to write 8 more words that rhymed.    

We discussed if the word was a "real" or "silly" word. 
The students had a POPPIN' good time making words.
First, they had to pop the balloon by sitting on it.
Then the students built a word with the letter tiles inside. 

We shared our words with the class and recorded them on the worksheet. 

You will find all these activities in our 
"Happy Birthday To Me" unit. 
Click RIGHT HERE to check out this unit in our TpT shop.  
You and your students will have a BLAST learning together! 

Would like to win all these items pictured above with our "Happy Birthday To Me" Unit!?!
All you have to do is leave a comment below (with e-mail address) and we will choose a winner Saturday night (1/23)!


  1. It's really my birthday on Tuesday! Pick me:) I would love to use this in my classroom of kinders, it looks great!

  2. This looks like such a fun way to learn so many great concepts. I would love to win! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas:)

  3. Carrie B.'s mom:
    I used and enjoyed the spider game. This unit looks equally as good. Nice to see products are standard based.

  4. This unit looks so fun! I love the idea of popping balloons to make a word. I bet the kids loved that!

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  6. What a COOL PRESENT to win! Would LOVE to start the end of my year learning in a fun way! Pick me Pretty Please��.

  7. What a fun unit. Thanks for putting it all together.

  8. Looks like lots of fun!! I'd love to win it!

  9. Thanks for commenting. This unit is a BLAST! My kiddos want to do it again! Jana are the winner!!! Check your e-mail soon. Amber & LuAnn


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