Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Here are a few lunch doodles with Mo!!! Be sure to send me a picture if your pirate tries it out!  You can also send pictures to Mo if you want him to see them- here are some from around the world- DOODLES

This one cracked me up because I had JUST eaten a chocolate bar before I got this in email.  Oh this crew knows me WELL!! 

Doodling can inspire SO much!  Have your pirate check it out!  #MoLunchDoodles

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Bootin’ Scootin’ BBQ with INK! video

I love our education foundation in St. Johns County.  They are called INK! (Investing in Kids)  They go the extra mile to help teachers feel loved.  They organize grants & business partners, run the Teacher of the Year celebration, lead the Make a Mark Award, and SO much more.  They needed some “kid” help with a promotional video for a really fun event I love to attend, so of course I volunteered the crew to help.  Ms. Pattison’s crew joined in the fun as well!  We traded our eye-patches for cowboy hats!  Here is the video we made today!!  Enjoy!  YEE- HAW!!!!!

INK- Bootin’ Scootin’ BBQ video

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Fraction Fun!

I love to start fractions with this chart- What part of a cookie do they want & then they sign up! As you can see many of them start with thinking 1/8 is the largest piece!!  I give them cookies they have to create halves, fourths, and eighths with and then it CLICKS and they suddenly want to revise their thinking and make a new choice! Eating it is the most fun… I love when they start saying, “I just ate 1/8 of my cookie” or “1/2 of my cookie is gone!”  Yum!!  Cooking at home with you is also a fabulous way to practice fractions!! 

After Spring Break we will work on telling time and I have the COOLEST new clock to show them!  YAY!!!!!

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Pirate Crew Picture

Here is a sneak peek at our Pirate Crew picture for this year!  We are WORLD CHANGERS!!

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From my family to yours… Happy New Year!!

My favorite thing about Winter break is time with my family!!  I hope you are enjoying your family time and making forever memories together!! My own kids don’t remember all the gifts they received, but they remember our traditions and still enjoy celebrating them with us!!!  🙂  Have a Happy New Year- looking forward to new adventures ahead with the crew this new year!

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A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas!

Today is officially the sixth day of Christmas!!  I meant to send this on the FIRST day of Christmas which is December 25, but was at my parents’ farm that has minimal Wi-Fi, so I needed to wait until I returned home so here it is…. the 12 Days of Christmas… PIRATE STYLE!! All art work was also drawn by the crew!!  Mrs. Kim, our music teacher, was so kind to let us hang out in her room to record this!!  Enjoy the song here:  https://vimeo.com/381929821First Day- A Parrot in a Palm Tree

Second Day- Two Cutlasses

Third Day- Three Black CatsFourth Day- Four Cacklin’ hensFifth Day- Five CHESTS of GOLD!

Sixth Day- Six Jolly Rogers

Seventh Day- Seven Monkeys Swingin’

Eighth Day- Eight Dolphins Swimmin’

Ninth Day- Nine Mermaids Singin’

Tenth Day- Ten Sloops a Sailin’

Eleventh Day- Eleven Swallows Swoopin’ Twelfth Day- Twelve Pirates Cheerin’

Enjoy the last six days of Christmas!! Aarrrrrgh!


 

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Crew!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Pirate Crew!!

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Pancake Breakfast & Sing-a-long

What an awesome way to start the last day before Winter break… with breakfast before our CCE sing-a-long!  Mrs. Whitten was at the griddle & this crew ate, and ate, and then ate some more!!  Yum!!!

Movie time!

The crew was ready to SING!

The Chorus sang first!!

Then it was OUR turn!!

Look one of our pirates made it onto the BIG screen explaining ALL about elves!!

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Vernados Circus

The Vernados Circus came to visit CCE before Winter Break!  Here are a few tricks they performed for Cardinals!!

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Oreo Writing

For our persuasive writing unit this year the crew spent a lot of time working in groups to share their ideas with each other.  They helped each other by asking questions, making suggestions, and getting feedback from their peers.  I saw a crew of enthusiastic writers and LOVED seeing their final writing!! 

After the crew had time to talk in small groups, they could share out new ideas as a whole crew, inspiring each other!!

Oreo candy canes and Oreo cookies inspired some extra good writing!!  Each pirate had a writing rubric they used to determine which Oreo cookie they wanted to earn!! YUM!!!

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