Tue
31 Mar
2015
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Moon foldable, 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.

 

Wed
18 Mar
2015
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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! 
Mon
23 Feb
2015
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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.