Friday, March 21, 2014

Five for Friday - March 21

Wow, this was a busy week.  I had lots of personal things that needed to get done this week, along with all my classroom stuff.  There is not enough hours in my day to fit it all in.

I am linking up with Kacey for lots of sharing.

I love doing directed drawing with my kids.  I am able to hit so many different skills - listening being the most important one.

I knew we had to make these leprechauns the minute I saw them on First Grade Blue Skies.  You can find the lesson here  She posted it as a freebie.  Jennifer, always, has amazing ideas on her blog.  I love all of her artwork.

My TK kids did these and I think they turned out AMAZING.  I am super proud of them.

I introduced the St. Patrick's Day sensory box.  These are so easy to make and most of the goodies are a $1.

This is the first time they took everything out of the box and sorted it.  One of my little ones came and grabbed me by the arm, so she could show me all the things they found.  She asked me to take a picture of it.  I think she thought that the leprechaun brought all the goodies.

Yesterday, we celebrated the first day of Spring by reading the "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  This is one of my favorite books.

We made these headbands to wear home.  The parents thought they looked adorable.

I am planning more activities to do with this book next week.

I got this idea for this center from Deanna Jump's Center session at the Kinder Conference.  It was super easy to make and the best part is I already had everything - so the cost was zero.  I just needed to gather all my supplies.  I love projects like that.

I used the big oil pan.

I printed out the kids names, laminated and added a magnet strip to the back.

I sorted the foam magnet letters that came with my teaching kit into a  plastic craft box that I had at home.  The kids are going to love this center.

My grand daughter called and asked if I would make her a costume for her school Open House.  She was going to be Aphrodite.  

Ignore her goofy face, she was messing around when I was trying to take pictures.

The kids had to make a poster, dress up like the god/goddess and do a speech - during Open House.  They were getting a grade for the entire project.  They stood next to their poster, in different parts of the room and the parents came up to them to hear their speech.  We could ask them different questions about their character.  My grand daughter rocked, she is a little bit dramatic sometimes - but stinkin adorable.

Such a clever way to get the kids and parents to come to Open House.  Her teacher said that she 100% participation for 6th grade.

I love this girl.

I hope you have a great weekend and if you are lucky enough to be on Spring Break, enjoy.

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  1. Oh my goodness! They turned out So Cute!! Thank you for sharing!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. What a fun week! Your grandaughter is gorgeous and lucky to have you! Good job!!
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

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