Monday, March 21, 2016

Teddy Bear Picnic

It's Spring!
Last week was our Spring Break, but before we could leave, we had to wake our bears up from hibernation.  They sure were hungry after hibernating in our classroom cave all winter!  You can read about our hibernating bears here.
hibernating bears, teddy bear picnic,

After we woke up the bears and each student had their beloved bear back, we all sat down and read Bear Wants More, by Karma Wilson. (I know I mentioned it before, but I just love these bear books!  And they go along so perfectly with what we are learning about!)
teddy bear picnic,

After reading the book, it was time for our Teddy Bear Picnic!  Since bears like to enjoy fish and honey, we snacked on Goldfish crackers and Honey Comb cereal.
teddy bear picnic,

teddy bear picnic,

 Everyone was so excited to have their bears back and it was so cute to watch them "feeding" their bears!
teddy bear picnic,

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Leprechauns Directed Drawing

Today we drew Leprechauns!  
Thanks to First Grade Blue Skies for this wonderful directed drawing activity!

 These types of art activities are so great for reluctant artists because they give them to the confidence to try and draw things they wouldn't normally attempt, and breaking it down into smaller steps makes it not as intimidating.
Leprechauns Directed Drawing,

Each one turned out so cute and different!

Leprechauns Directed Drawing,

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Pick 3 Linky Party - March

I'm linking up again this month with the Pinterest Pick 3 Linky Party by Inspired Owl's CornerJust Reed, and Pawsitively Teaching!

This St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Craft  from Crafty Morning, would look so cute hanging from the ceiling in the classroom!

I can't wait to do this Leprechaun Directed Drawing from First Grade Blue Skies, next week with my kiddos!

And I know the kids would love this hot and cold air experiment from Learning 4 Kids!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Spring Rainbow Craft

I try to do a fun art project every Friday.  This past Friday I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to make, but I knew I wanted something colorful we could hang from our ceiling, so I came up with this bright rainbow craft.  There's not much else more colorful than a rainbow!  I thought it would be perfect since we just finished learning about weather, and are now going into March and spring!   
Spring Rainbow Craft,

I just quickly drew up a cloud pattern to fit on a 12" x 9" piece of construction paper, and a circle for the sun pattern.  Then I cut strips of yellow construction paper for the sun's rays, and we used strips of crepe paper for the rainbow.

A cute book to accompany this art project is Skyfire, by Frank Asch.  

Spring Rainbow Craft,
I think the room looks so happy with all these rainbows hanging around!