Sunday, March 25, 2012

In My Garden and a FREEBIE

We started the week off reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
We brainstormed some words we might use to write about the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
They did an awesome job!!!


We illustrated and labeled PLANT PARTS!

We planted HAIRY HEADS!
Steps 1 & 2 -  Scoop dirt and fill cup.
Step 3 - Sprinkle seeds
Step 4 - Cover seeds.
Step 5 - Water seeds.
We are waiting for our Hairy Heads to sprout!


We ate DIRT!
Smashing chocolate graham crackers for dry dirt.

Shaking up chocolate pudding for our wet dirt or MUD!

We added 1 scoop of dry dirt and a worm.

Poured the mud  in the cup and topped it off with another scoop of dry dirt.  Don't forget to add more worms!!!

We wrote a SUN LIST POEM!

The students picked a word and read it to decide where it should be placed on our chart.  We used these verbs and adjectives to write our list poem about the sun.  Notice the words are color coded, nouns=blue, verbs=green, adjectives=red.  This a great way to introduce vocabulary!
Students bought fruits and vegetables from the market using pennies, nickels, and dimes.  Once the students counted the correct amount they could record the results by drawing the coins.

The students had fun practicing their silent "e" words!  This freebie is from Tales of a Teacherista.




FREEBIE - My Potato Book

Friday, March 16, 2012

Leprechauns, Rainbows, and Shamrocks! Oh, My!

What a wonderful week of Irish fun!  We even learned how to dance a jig!
The students made a leprechaun glyph!

The students followed directions to paint a leprechaun.

We made leprechaun baskets!

We made a leprechaun ladder!  We are trying to catch a leprechaun!

Working on our shamrocks!

The students sorted, tallied and graphed fruit loops.

Measuring colored strips for our rainbows

The students picked 3 objects.  They listened for the beginning and ending sounds.

Measuring shamrocks using various items

Subtracting fruit loops
This is an extension of our High-Low Domino game.  The students pick 2 shamrock cards to make a high number and then a low number.  They record their answer  using a green marker to mark the high number and a yellow marker to mark the low number.

 I downloaded this game from someone's blog last year.  Students spin a number and fill their pots with gold.

We read lots of books about colors and rainbows.  Each student had a plate with primary colors of icing and 6 pretzel sticks.

The students mixed the primary colors to make the secondary colors.

The students ate a rainbow!

We made a magical mix!  First, pour a half cup of lemonade.

Then, add blue juice.  Look it turns green!

Next, add whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.

The students wrote and illustrated the directions.

The students wrote about being lucky.

We had fun using our Irish names this week.  The students even wrote their Irish names on their work!
Some of my little froggy friends left notes for the leprechaun.  Too cute!

Even Mr. Mac Bones dressed for St. Paddy's Day!