Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Craft & Writing Activity: Rainbow Pot of Gold

My lucky pot of gold
 The kids cut their own coins and their own rainbow strips.

They practiced using the tape dispenser and taped their rainbow onto their pot.

They glued their lucky coins

and wrote numbers 1-5. For my more advance group, I had them write numbers 1-10.
If I found a pot of gold I would...
I have a few different levels in my class. I had one group respond to the prompt with little help, sounding out words, the other group trace their response ( I used a highlighter) and the last group only trace a small portion and I wrote their reply for them.
I found this template on

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SCIENCE: Acting out the Butterfly life cycle.

Music and Movement
Making learning fun!!
I lay my eggs on a big green leaf.
My butterfly larva begin to eat their way out of their egg shell. Of course my hungry caterpillars pretend to eat and eat and eat.
Then they get ready, by hanging upside down "hanging J" and shed one last time. They are now in their chrysalis. When I give them the cue the begin to slowly move and make their way out flapping their wet small wings (chicken wings). after a while their wings are "dry" and full size. I let them fly around looking for flowers to drink some nectar.

This is such a fun way to review the butterfly cycle. I've done this inside the classroom as well as outdoors. They love it!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Suess

 Oobleck Recipe in Ziploc baggie

Making Oobleck
They each made their own individual ooobleck, in their zip-lock bag

We made a larger batch for the class to play with!
 Bounce it!
 Squish it!
 Tear it!

Found this great  Oobleck science experiment/worksheet on check it out!

Bulletin board 

OPEN HOUSE 2013: THEME Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board Ideas
Welcome Class board
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- counting, sorting and graphing 
Bartholomew and the Oobleck- Science fun
Horton Hatches the Egg- life cycle
There's a Wocket in my Pocket-Rhyming words 
Classroom picture
Fox in Socks- making patterns
The Lorax- parts of a tree
Cat in the Hat- writing (names on the raindrops)
Oh The Places You'll Go- SUMMER CAMP BOARD
 Another Summer camp bulletin board