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Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Projects - Post # 3 of many :)

We made these gorgeous, huge sunflowers using children's handprints!
My students painted paper plates using black paint.

They cut MANY handprints (out of yellow construction paper).



They glued all the handprints on the paper plates.



I displayed them in the hallway. They are beautiful!

Check out all my Spring Projects Posts visit again soon for more fun ideas and lots of pictures! :-)

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Projects - Post # 2 of many :)

We had fun with "buggy" patterns. We used foam bugs and focused on various patterns. Students loved making these.
The children also made these cute birds in nests and flowers.
For the birds, they painted paper plates, used construction paper and yarn for the nests, and construction paper and feathers for the birds.

For the flowers, students used construction paper, yarn and pom-poms. 
We talked about plants, different types of plants, what plants need in order to grow, parts of a plant.
They also labeled the parts of the flower.


Check out my previous posts and come back soon for more ideas and pictures!

Are you looking for a comprehensive, fun, engaging and interactive Spring product that addresses Common Core Standards in both Math and Literacy?
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Projects - post #1 of many :)

I love this time of the year. Winter is over and we are all ready to enjoy SPRING!
In my classroom, we are busy creating beautiful spring related projects in addition to our daily academic routines. I am going to post LOTS of cute ideas and pics, so please visit often or - even better - follow my blog!
Here is our first Spring related project. Children used paints and their thumbprints/fingerprints to create beautiful flowers. They cut the leaves out of green construction paper and used green markers for the stems. I had some foam bugs and had the children add them to their projects. They turned out so beautiful and different just like my kiddos in class!
What do you think?
I LOVE them!
Click on each picture for a clear and much bigger view!









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Here is my product (144 pages). Click on the title to go straight to the product page!

Spring Literacy and Math Activities Galore. CCS Aligned.







This product (144 pages) includes engaging, interactive and differentiated Spring Math and Literacy activities:
Literacy Activities:
• Capital / lower case letters and beginning letter sounds. Students use puzzles to match upper / lower case letters and pictures based on the beginning letter sounds.
• Beginning / medial / ending letter sounds. Picture task cards.
• Digraphs: “sh”, “th”, “ch”, "ph", “wh”. Posters for each digraph. Interactive activities for each digraph. Students use picture cards, name the picture and use the correct digraph to finish writing words. 
• ABC order. Students use picture/words puzzles and place words in ABC order. Students also use differentiated interactive activities where they place pictures and words in ABC order.
• Sorting nouns.
• Sorting picture cards by number of syllables.
• Number words 1 – 20.
• Graphic organizers for: “Plants”, “Bees”, “Leaves”, “Stems”, “Roots”.
• KWL graphic organizer for plants.
• 5 Senses graphic organizer for edible plants.
• Venn Diagrams, compare and contrast Spring vs. all other seasons.
• Punctuation: cutting and pasting sentences based on correct end marks: period, question mark, exclamation mark/point.
Math Activities:
• Telling Time to the hour and half hour.
• Tally marks for numbers 1 – 20.
• Patterns.
• Number puzzles 1 – 10: matching number of objects with the correct number word, equations and ten frame.
• Missing Numbers.
• Addition. Students solve addition equations using single digit numbers and adding by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
• Counting and using “fewer” and “more” as criteria for sorting.
• Comparing Numbers: less than, equal to, greater than.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easter project

We made a cute Easter headband using paper plates, construction paper and cotton balls.
Students fringed green construction paper, colored the paper plates and cut all the pieces needed to make the Easter bunny.
We assembled everything as a headband that the children really loved wearing!
Here it is!



Here is a great Easter decodable focused on sight words and pronouns. Kids will LOVE reading it! It provides excellent reading practice and the opportunity to understand the correct use of pronouns in context.
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Easter - Emergent Reader. CCS Aligned.


Here is an Easter product with lots of engaging, interactive and fun activities focused on writing and patterning. Students have many opportunities to write, learn sight words, correctly use punctuation and also learn patterning, all with a cute Easter theme.
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Easter Writing and Patterning Fun! CCS Aligned.







Visit again soon as I have LOTS of spring ideas and great pics to share!