Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pinterest in Action!

So since I had some time over break to think about fun classroom things to do, I implemented two things I saw on Pinterest this week that I want to do weekly.

The first was Homeworkopoly, and Ladybug Teacher Files has a great download for it here. I told the kids about it on Wednesday, and they got to roll for the first time on Friday. They were SO excited :) The great thing is that three kids landed on Chance cards, and two had to answer math review questions...the rest just landed on regular spaces. I had more kids turn in homework this week (although we are STILL battling NAMES on papers!) and so that was great.

We also did "Chicken Fat Friday." If you link here, you'll end up on a teaching blog. I kinda found this idea by accident. I was following through another idea on the same pinterest post, but found this because her video of the kids was just so cute. I found the Robert Preston song on Youtube, and played it yesterday afternoon. The kids were hilarious, and since I did it with them, I was sweating by the time it was over! I think it will be especially great for those Friday afternoons when we don't have PE that day and the younguns are restless!


  1. Hi megan
    I just found you...very cute blog! I teach first and am a newbie blogger. I am having fun finding all sorts of talented teachers like you. I love pinterest too - so addicting. Come visit me sometime.
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  2. Hi Megan,

    We LOVE Chicken Fat - I'm so glad you found our video :). When I was in 6th grade, my teacher played Chicken Fat every day (much to the annoyance of his teacher friends through the walls of classroom). It's one of my fun memories from elementary school, so I wanted to share it with my students.

    What I am most amazed about, is the fact that they settle right down to work after jumping around so much. Nothing like doing jumping jacks in heels!!

    Glad you found our site, enjoy the rest of your school year!

    Dream Big,