Sat
05 Apr
2014
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Easter bunnies and addition rainbows

Another good week in our classroom. We had Open House so a lots of projects were going on. We drew Easter bunnies and introduced addition with regrouping.
My students understood the regrouping concept very fast so I moved on with the practice.
We used these colorful rainbows to review at the end of the week and they loved them.Each student got 7 paper strips. Once the addition is solved they out them in order from greatest to least.

You will notice that I have “cleaned” the clouds because they had written their names. But they looked colorful as they used markers and trace each letter with a different color.

 

If you want to use the activity click  HERE to download it.
Print each page on a different color. Each page  has 5 addition lines. So if you had 15 students, I know I am too lucky, you would need to print each color page just 3 times.  And then one cloud for each kid.

 

We also did our Easter bunnies. This year I went with a super easy pattern.
After mixing the colors they drew straight horizontal lines on a paper (see picture in the beginning of the post). Then I drew on the blackboard the steps and they created the masterpieces on their own.

 

Check other Easter bunnies from last year or where I got the pinspiration Pinterest bunny.

 

 

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

Mon
25 Mar
2013
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Getting ready for Spring break!

We just came back from Fallas break. Did you know about them. They are typical from Valencia. They create big monuments that are burned on the last day (March 19). It’s a whole week of  beautiful parades, monuments, fire-works, music and fun. I just have some photos because I am not living in Valencia so I only visited for a day.

After this mini-break… we are getting ready for Easter Break! Tests are over! Yipee! We celebrated with my last craftivity… Easter Bunnies.

My students loved this one. They are getting quite good with them. I showed them the instructions on the smartboard and they were able to do it on their own. Aren’t they adorable?

When do you start Spring break?