The 1st Grade Sun Flower Painting Art Gallery (Dedicated To Vincent Van Gogh)
Today we finished our paintings, here they are! Nice job. I thought they looked very lovely. dsc01285.jpg
Inspired by Kindergarten
Today was not a wonderful day. Feeling a little "below the line" and ok...feeling sorry for myself. Sigh. But....I realized as I was sulking that I was getting a lot of cleaning done! Yeah!! Clean toilets!! Was checking out Adventures in Kindergarten's blog and Mary mentioned how much she loves teaching her kids to draw and how it inspires writers. I agree! I am posting this book on TPT in a few weeks but wanted to offer it here for free first. If you download it please leave me a comment…
End Of The Year Teacher Gift: Fairy Garden In A Pot
This is my favorite project we've made in a while and I couldn't wait to share it with you. It's that time of year again... School is ending and I needed gifts for the wonderful women who teach my daughters.... Teachers are their Mamas away from home. Instead of gift cards, or coffee cups, or even cut flowers.... we decided to get crafty and make a gift from the heart for each of their special teachers. That meant three potted Fairy Gardens, one for each teacher (two for preschool, and one…
sticky notes books or sticky notebooks
Using pads of sticky notes, scrapbook paper and a few other supplies, I made one of these books for each of Rebecca's classmates to celebrate the last day of Kindergarten. It didn't take that long, and I thought some of you might like the idea. Who knew this was going to turn into a book making blog? For the books I made this time, I used 3" x 3" Post-it Notes (in their Ultra colors), so all the measurements I'll give you will reflect that size. But I've made these before with the 1" x 2"…
You guys we only have 5 weeks until school starts! My oldest will be starting kindergarten this year, so it is the first year that our summer will really end when school starts (boo). And
Dollar Bill Dresses
So I played with 4 dollars last weekend and here is the end product probably repetitive, but fun to design, if not to fold. Top two are flat and the bottom two are 3d. My favorite is the one in the upper right.
Kindergarten Rules and Routines: Lunch
Teaching School Routines is Essential! The first few days weeks of school, I go over every single routine I can think of and explicitly teach students the expectationsregarding those routines. Never take anything for granted!! Trust me--if you just assume that five-year olds know how to sit at a cafeteria table with 20 or so of their new friends and quietly eat their lunches--you're going to end up with 20 or so kids running around the cafeteria with chicken nuggets in their pockets and…
How To Fold an Origami Shirt from a Dollar Bill.
Why? Because you can. And it looks cool. And you might get to keep the dollar you borrowed. And why not...And, oh, just watch the video. Origami American Dollar Bill Shirt Image.