Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Moon project, expensive ice-creams and drawing Easter friends

This is our last week before Spring break. We have finished our moon unit. If you have following for a while there are many Space resources in the blog. The moon foldable has been updated and now includes this astronaut craftivity and a Neil Armstrong foldable too.


We just used the moon information but this activity can be used in many different ways.


We are also studying money.
I gave the kids lots of ice-cream pieces and asked them to design the best ice-cream ever.


They really did their best. 
Once they had glued all the parts I posted the prices on the whiteboard and asked them to calculate the price of the ice-cream and pay me ;) .

There were some regrets like: My ice-cream is too big. But in the end everyone was able to find the coins needed. 


 In my school we always staple all the student's worksheets at the end of each term. This is the cover we used for this term. Click on the picture and grab it:

I projected this examples on the smartboard and asked them to design their own Easter friends.
They were really proud.
 I wish I had taken a photo with all of them.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Raindrop alphabet and some lucky leprechauns

This has been a busy week. We have been preparing for Fallas and St. Patrick. I used this easy printable with my secondgraders before our tests.
I have included English-Spanish and capital letters too. Enjoy! 


They love everything crafty! :)
 I also loved our Leprechaun directed drawing. Jennifer is an artist. And this was just perfect for my Art lessons in English.

We needed three 45 minutes lessons to complete them. But the results are worth it!


We draw them with pencils and colored with watercolors. On the last day they traced them with the black markers. Happy St. Patrick's Day! 




Monday, February 23, 2015

Thousand club and valentine late...


This year I am teaching Secondgraders. My kids were jealous about the 100th day celebration in the first grade classroom. So I decided to do something and celebrate.


I created a small packet with hundred charts: The Thousand Club. I printed the charts half sized, they were excited. They love the miniworksheets and so do I. Less printing paper, size, time... Just perfect for this time of the year!
It is an easy center. They just grab a chart, fill it and add it on the thousand club bulletin board. It works as a motivator and reminder. The kids check which was the last chart they were working on and then they go with the next one.


  

 Of course not everyone is motivated in the same way and at the same time ... So I got some smelly markers for next week. I hope I can fill those empty spaces without pushing anyone. ;)


About Valentine day... I was exhausted. We did lots of cute things. But the Butterfly poem was my favorite. I cannot share it because it is not my activity, but I can tell you it was really good and my kids loved creating those poems on their own. If I ever get my coworker in the blogging world I will tell you. :)


We also did some crafts. We created beautiful lanterns with mason jars



I love how beatiful they looked together. I wish I had a better photo. But they got sold pretty quick during the Valentine Solidarity Market.




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last weeks before Christmas break

Do you all feel as exhausted as I do? I need this Christmas break more than ever!
We have been working really hard. 
This week I kept adding more Santa buntings.



I already explained everything about this buntings in the previous post. But I wanted to give big shout out: IKEA has this great red hangers half price now that Christmas is almost here. I will be buying more as they saved me some time.
I also got more double side wrapping paper. I cannot pass a deal ;)

We also created beautiful Christmas trees. I love this cute idea. Here is the pinspiration: KROKOTAG TREES

The best part is that they can stick it into a flowerpot to decorate.

We were studying arctic animals and I could not pass the opportunity to create this cute penguins. The idea is from For the Love of Art. Thanks!


I am linking with the great Amy Lemons for this part:


We decorated the whole school this year. This is my classroom door.

But my favorite part are this First Grade Blue Skies Elfs. I purchased this craftivity long time ago and it is my favorite so far.
The kids wrote elf stories and the hanged them. They are so proud!

 Here is the link to the craft: ELF CRAFTIVITY.
SO WORTH IT!



Monday, December 8, 2014

Santa is everywhere!

We are getting our classroom ready for the holidays. This was Santa's week. The kids loved this directed drawing I found on pinterest:


It was super easy following the steps.
Then we cut all the drawings and glue them onto doublesided wrapping paper.


  
The kids did and amazing job!



There are many different crafts on krokotak.com

We will try more next week.

Visit the store if you like our newest Santa craftivity:






Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bye bye Fall


We have been working on Proper Nouns and Common nouns. If you have been following for a while you know that I would not miss the opportunity to create a craft. So we created these Fall trees and I asked the kids to classify the nouns (Proper Nouns on the left/Common Nouns on the right). We also added the definition in the little boxes.
Get the pattern here (English & Spanish). I added some blank leaves to write their own nouns.

On the other hand I finished my Fall crafts with the first grade classrooms. I love being the Art Teacher! We created cute Fall leaves in a very short session. 


First we glued a leave in the middle of a yellow paper. Then added some colorful strips of paper as borders. 
The kids added the eyes made of punched circles and drew the arms and legs. It worked great and they were really proud of them! :)



I did not invented this craft myself I just used a cheap version of this one leaf people from Mess for Less.



Friday, October 31, 2014

5 for Friday



We finally celebrated our first birthday! The kids loved getting their birthday pen. I created a small tag. Click on the picture to get it. The birthday candles are from Cara Taylor. And they are free!


We had fun creating silly pumpkins.

I had seen it in Doodle Bugs Teaching and I saved it for Friday.


We finished our bat unit. They kids love this unit year after year. We created an anchor chart with all the information researched.


Then we copied the information on bat patterns and I added a very long straw to make them fly! 



We also studied the parts of the bat. If you are interested in this unit check out the TPT store.






I finally found what I was looking for... I have been debating about buying some Ikea furniture for the classroom. So when I found this deal I bought it!



 

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