Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

This idea was given to me by the incomparable Mrs. Meredith. I changed it up to suit my class and here are the basics for a SNOWY fun-filled educationally enriched writing activity.

Sample of some of the collage materials I collected.  I made this labeling page for extra work if needed.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Penguin Puppets

I am getting excited about my Penguin theme coming up in January.  Last year I really got organized so this year I can add more fun and learning. Today I made some samples of penguin puppets. I have made these in the past but this time I made sure to use authentic feet, eye and beak colors for the different types of penguins. I was having so much fun doing research I added 5 Fun Facts for the back of each penguin too. Here's some photos.  I'll post photos when the kids make them - because they will undoubtedly be much cuter. Templates available on TPT Penguin Puppets

I wonder what the kids will have them saying to each other?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Best Part of Me - writing activity

I can jump and run. I can play soccer and baseball. I like my legs.
Not only did I pin this idea - I used it! I know I will use it again too.  Try it. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Speech Bubbles of Fun!

Hmm, wonder what the kids will have this girl say?
Speech bubbles are a fun way to get kids to think about "voice." Funny photos and classroom photos motivate even the most reluctant writer. Who doesn't want to make a puppy talk?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sight Word Book for Kids to Make

We made a cute, quick booklet that reinforces the sight word FROM and fits the season at the same time.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gingerbread Man to the Max!

Give Directed Drawing a Try.  Draw the picture step by step with the students.  We just did the basic shape of the house and door.  The kids added details later.  I did have a model for them to look at.  But as you can see, each child made their gingerbread house distinctive - and CUTE!