Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring Senses

We are starting to get a taste of  Spring here in NJ so we jumped right into the season using our senses! To start us off I found an awesome pack from Kate at Teacher to the Core. She has so many engaging ideas to spark our little learners interest!

You can read all about her unit and how she incorporated it in her classroom here. 
 We used our senses to explore gummy worms and my kids ate it up (literally!). I was amazed of all the wonderful adjectives they came up with when using their senses.

After reading several poems about Spring and taking a "Spring Walk, " we made these cute little Spring Senses Rainbows.

They were so proud of their work I displayed them in our hallway-we get complements daily on them! 

If you would like to make Spring Senses Rainbows, I have added a little FREEBIE below. 

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hop Hop Hop!!

I am currently enjoying my Spring Break down in sunny Myrtle Beach! Before I get back to relaxing I wanted to share a little bunny fun we had last week! We read some great fiction and non-fiction books books on rabbits. A few of my favorites are below :)

Before reading our non fiction book we discussed what we already knew about rabbits, I was impressed with what my kids knew!

After reading a few non-fiction books we built up our schema and used our information to help us create a 3 way map on rabbits.

You can grab this freebie here! To wrap up our rabbit week we did some directed drawing from First Grade Blue Skies. My students really enjoy directed drawing and I love it too!
 Rummor has it that she will be creating a directed drawing for every week of the school year, so be sure to follow her for future updates!

Enjoy the rest of your week!