05 Apr

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.



25 Mar

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?

07 Apr

I’m on Spring break, more about Pascua in Spain

I’ve been some days far away from my computer because I’m on Easter break.
You have been really nice on all your comments so I wanted to tell you a bit about Pascua in Spain.
If you have visited Sevilla during Easter you may know about ‘Procesiones de Semana Santa’. But I’m not going to tell you about that, because this is a teaching blog and I’m not in Sevilla. 
I’m going to write about what kids DO during this holiday.
We spend lots of time outside, we get together with family or friends and go for picnics to the mountain or the beach. We have lunch together and kids play all day. After that, we eat MONA. You can find lots of different types of monas: big, small, with boiled egg, with chocolate egg, without egg…
You can eat your mona with, boiled egg,  raw easter sausages or chocolate.

After the snack kids sing some traditional Easter songs and play jumping ropes or kites. I hope You enjoyed reading! Have a good spring-break!