Saturday, April 30, 2011

Eggcellent Work!!!

QUICK!!! Pick up some plastic eggs since they are 75% now at the store! Here is just one way that we use them in our classroom!
 I gave the students 6 different color eggs. They color the paper sheet with the same color. Then they mix and fix the sight word that is inside the egg. I made the foam letters the same color as the eggs too just in case they got the letters mixed up!

EveryBUGGY can Recycle!

WOW! I can not believe that has almost been a month since I last updated this site! This week my class made the most amazing bugs out of lids! First I have to admit that I have a LID problem. I have my kids bring them in all of the time! We save them, we sort them, and I love to find new uses for them!


This week they made bugs! I did not model at all for this activity because I wanted to see their creativity!!! Here are a few of the bugs!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Butterflies are FUN!!!!

Ediable Butterfly Lifecycle
The Butterfly cracker is the butterfly, marshmellows are the eggs, a gummy worm is the caterpillar and the chrysalis is a tootsie roll! YYUUUUMMM!




This is ONE of my FAVORITE things to do! Using sticky foam die cut an egg with a HOLE PUNCH, a caterpillar with a SWIRLY diecut, a chrysalis with PEPPER die cut and then the butterfly with a BUTTERLY punch! The kids each get to make one and they love telling the lifecycle to anyone that ask them about the bracelet!
This is a really fun way to reread The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Give each student the small retelling pieces, punch a hole in the middle of each piece and as the caterpillar eats the item in the story they string the piece onto a pipe cleaner! OF course we use glitter ones! Who does NOT like glitter???



These pictures are in the reverse order! Die cut a WHITE butterfly. Then the students use torn tissue to decorate their butterfly! We added these to the top of some pretttttty amazing butterfly writings!!!!!


THIS LINK IS FOR THE CATERPILLAR READ THE ROOM!

THIS LINK IS FOR THE BUTTERFLY READ THE ROOM!






THIS LINK IS FOR THE BUTTERFLY SCIENCE JOURNAL!




Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Comes in like a LION and goes out like a LAMB




We made these super cute lions and lambs. The lions are dyed noodles and the lambs are crinkly bag stuffing!  This poster is from Scholastic Let's Find Out!!!!!!