Saturday, April 14, 2012


We returned from SPRING BREAK and look what we found!
Some Hairy Heads in need of some style.
 We went straight to work!

 Look at the results!!!

Here are some links for the Hairy Head project.
(Just scroll down to the middle of this post)
(Scroll to the end of this post for the freebie)



Friday, April 13, 2012


We enjoyed a buggy week of fun! 
The students surveyed 10 friends and used the data to answer the questions.
We read I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown and I created this pocket chart.  The students can change the adjectives to describe bugs.

The students pick 2 buggy cards to make a high number then a low number.  The student spins the spinner to find which numbers to circle - odd or even.

The student picks 2 buggy cards to create an addition sentence. 
The students pick 2 buggy cards to create a subtraction sentence.

The students followed directions to draw The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  The directions are from Making Learning Fun.
We made blotto butterflies!

We read non-fiction books about moths and butterflies then compared them.

The students used the Venn diagram to write facts about moths and butterflies.

The students used the spinner to create caterpillar patterns using dot markers.

The students found caterpillars crawling around the room to write the days of the week.

Some students circled their favorite day of the week and wrote a sentence about why it was their favorite day.
After reading lots of non-fiction books about ladybugs we created this circle map.

The students wrote ladybug facts using the circle map as a resource.

We enjoyed the story of The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.  Below are some text to self responses the students wrote.

Shhhh! Hibernating ladybugs!

The students sorted U word families.

The students made a bee with 3 body parts.  We read books about bumblebees and honeybees.  The students made a tree map about honeybees.

The students will use the tree map to write honeybee facts.  The students are working on this so I don't have a picture :(

Below are pictures of the students working in small groups to write and illustrate the life cycle of a ladybug, a butterfly, or an ant.

We made the appetizing ants together then wrote and illustrated the steps to making the ants.

Look at our
April quilt!

I just had to share this sweet note from one of my students!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


We had some "EGG"citing fun before SPRING BREAK!!!

We read plenty of books about beautiful Easter eggs.  The children were introduced to other words that could mean "beautiful".

The students chose another word for "beautiful" and wrote about their egg.

We wrote riddles about oviparous animals!

Here we are waiting our turn to drop our Humpty's.

We wrote about BEFORE and AFTER our Humpty Dumpty Egg Drop.

Rhyming Humpty Dumpty's sitting on a wall

The children picked an egg with a sound word inside.  The students used the sound words to make their mixed-up chick talk.


We discovered eggs!

We are soaking a raw and boiled egg in vinegar.  What will happen?!

Jelly Bean Math

Adding a dot pattern border to the egg carton label for the egg hunt.  Each student brings in a dozen eggs in a carton.  The children decorate the label for their carton.  At the egg hunt, each child finds a dozen eggs for their carton.
The students had fun asking 10 friends if they liked eggs?   The survey questions were completed by reading the data collected. 

Look at these cute bunny cupcakes!

Big basket of Cheeto carrots!

We followed directions to dye eggs.