Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday Stuff

Did y'all have a good Valentine's Day? We had lots of fun this past week.  This week we combined Valentine's Day with economics. We've adopted the new Ohio Social Studies standards and now have to teach some very specific economics standards, so I created a unit.
Here are a few preview pics, but it includes much more.

 Here are my kiddos purchasing goods (decorations) for their Valentine bags. They were each given Cupid Cash to purchase the items. Due to scarcity, some items were sold out before they got to shop.  They totally understood economics better than I would have ever imagined after this week. 
They loved it!
If you are wondering about the mustaches, my kiddos received them with their Valentines. 
It's not our customary first grade attire.  
My kiddos also made cute Valentine Scrapbooks courtesy of Jen Jones. 
and we did some great math activities from Abby's Sweetheart Snatcher.
We also made this adorable craft from Sarah's Sweetheart Snack
So that's last week. I'll give you a peek into next soon.  

Because I posted my Economics Unit late, it is on sale through Monday. 
 So grab it if you need a fun way to teach this not so easy concept.  

10 comments:

  1. Adorable, I love your new unit :)

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  2. What a great way to work on economics! I love that they had to buy the decorations for their bags, what I great idea!!

    Erin
    <a href="http://creatingandteaching.blogspot.com>Creating & Teaching</a>

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  3. So cute! We do our economics unit in November, but this would be a nice "refresher!" Especially love the Cupid Cash!


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    Tamera
    MyHeartBelongsinFirst
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  4. What a fantastic unit! I just added it to my TPT cart!
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
    I am sending out a post this evening about Visualizing and Mental Images and hope its ok that I reference one of your units!
    Thank you!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  5. Oh my gosh- I just almost DIED when I saw that you commented on my silly new little blog. I am a huge fan of your blog and you're pretty much celebrity status to me so it completely made my day. Thank you SO much for the positive feedback!

    Jeremie
    Apples, Crayons, and Caffeine

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    1. So not a celebrity. Your blog is adorable!! :)

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    2. You're a big dang deal to me, and thanks. I went back and uploaded one of the little matching activities I used for the Ten Friends if you're interested. Just thought I'd let you know.

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