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

Sat
22 Mar
2014
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Spring brings flowers to the classroom!

We are finishing our plants unit and the kids wanted to make BIG flowers. I have done lots of guided drawing and print and go craftivities with them so I decided they were ready to create on their own.

We revised the parts of the plant  with Parts of a plant foldable and I created a big anchor chart with their help. 
I explained all the steps and we decided how many sheets of paper they would use and how big their flowers would be.
Then we started. It took us two sessions but it was worth it. 
We also added ten sunflower seeds on each flower.

I am a teacher…  I thought I could use this activity as an evaluation so I created this labels to be completed and added to the final craft.
Click HERE to get the labels in English & Spanish.

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?