Mon
11 Aug
2014
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Shark week is here!

All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!

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One way I help my students get excited about learning is using technology. I try to find resources for every lesson online.
Check out some shark online resources here: Shark resources.

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My Shark Week freebie is a Shark expert diploma. Just print the images (English or Spanish).

If you liked the freebie check the whole unit here:
You’ll find a a minibook and Shark expert hats.

Be sure to go for a swim in the linky party below. Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a fishy freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, August 17th  : )

Wed
16 Apr
2014
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Easter hen craftivity or the last day before spring break

We did it!

After a long term we finally are approaching spring break. 
I wanted to share with you a cute hen craftivity that we did. We wanted to make something quick an easy and use some foam Easter eggs we had so this is what I came up with.
We gave the template to the kids on colored sheets and after some modelling they started to work on their own. First graders are so independent at this time of the year.
They had some trouble with the flap in the wing but they managed to help each other. The nest was made of brown scrap paper.
And check other fun craft available in the blog.
Sun
30 Mar
2014
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Animals everywhere! Last week photos

This has been a grrrreat week in our classroom! We have learnt about animals. We started with Carnivorous/Herbivorous animals. We used this awesome idea from First Grade Fascination

She has some animals posters for free. :)

With this fun craftivity my students understood the different teeth shapes. 

Then we moved on to vertebrates/invertebrates. We created bees (invertebrates) and fish.

I tried using these animals as a reference because they usually have difficulty with fish and insects.
As you can see I am using lots of free drawing craftivities. I have 15 kids in my classroom this year! This makes it super easy to help each one of them without the need of using patterns.
And the results are awesome.
As an assessment I created a simple chart to fill in with foam stickers and just check the characteristics. 
After all that work we got a treat. Animal salted crakers! Can you eat a carnivore animal?

If you are studying animals you can check some animal craftivities here:

ANIMAL BUNDLE CRAFTIVITIES