Sunday, November 11, 2012

Native Americans & Other Stuff

This week we learned about Native Americans.   We are having fun learning our Native American names...mine is Chief Big Foot!  We will call each other by our names for the month of November.  The students are earning feathers just like some Native Americans.  We learned how to play Stick Dice, a Native American game.
 The students are learning to work together and take turns.
We worked on our critical thinking skills with this math activity.  The students had to figure out how many triangles, squares, trapezoids, and hexagons they could make using a certain number of popsicle sticks.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pumpkins & Scarecrows

  Pumpkin Fun!
We mixed yellow and red to make orange.  Then we painted a pumpkin shape.
Look at our pumpkin patch!
Run, run as fast as you can!  You can't catch me!  I'm the pumpkin man!

The students drew and wrote about how they would carve Jack-O.
The students wrote and illustrated how to carve a pumpkin using this form.

We are writing about our pumpkin discoveries!
Spice Cake + Pumpkin = Pumpkin Muffins

The students and their guests are enjoying quality time together on Halloween.

We read scarecrow stories and planted a pattern.
The students are in small groups playing learning games with their friends.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I'm back!!!  I'll be posting some units we have been learning about these past few weeks in the next couple of days.  

I'll start with
I know fire safety week is over but maybe you can use these ideas for next year.

Here are a few pictures of some fun activities!
We practiced our popcorn words with this great game from Making Learning Fun.

We did a fire experiment and learned the 3 things needed to make a fire.

The students created firefighters!

The Block Center was turned into a Fire Station complete with flames and a fire truck!

We practiced reading and writing number words 1 - 10 with Spotty Numbers.

We made a Firefighter Circle Map!
You can find more firefighter fun activities in my unit below.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bear-y Fun and More!

We learned about BEARS!

Look at our BEAR-Y FUN activities!


Where did Corduroy find his button?
Working on our color words in a bear-y fun way.

Practicing even and odd numbers 1 - 10.

Bear-y tasty patterns made from food that represents what bears eat.

Brown Bear Build It, Read It, and Write It activity.

After reading this book, the students will taste 3 different types of jam and graph the results.
We listened for ending sounds using the characters from the book, Brown Bear.

We made these cute bears using small, medium, and large circles.  We cut the medium circle in half to make ears.

For cooking, we made bear biscuits.  Yummy!

We read lots of fiction and non-fiction books about bears then we compared bears using a Venn diagram.

We are practicing our tallying!
Most of these activities can be found here: