"Name Skeletons" Look closely: students folded white paper in half, wrote their names in cursive, and cut out around their names - this formed the body. They added the head, arms,and legs then mounted their "name skeletons" on black construction paper!
14 Lovely Days: Day 2
Well, we've been living in the land of the crud all week and the last 2 days I've had all three home sick. Cabin fever is setting in! I tried really hard to keep the peace today. I let the boys pick their "territory". Sam chose my bedroom and Fulton chose the den. Ollie just roamed and took turns visiting his brothers in their territories. It was an interesting day to say the least. I'm just hoping everyone is well enough to go to school tomorrow. Any who... on to Day 2. My random act for…
How to make puffy paint from One Crafty Mumma
The craftiest mum out there, Melissa, from One Crafty Mumma is sharing her amazing recipe for puffy paint! Too cool! Melissa writes... How To Make Homemade Puffy Paint This is really cool and super quick/easy.
Watercolor Projects Kids Love
Here are lots of watercolor techniques for children including salty watercolors, watercolor resist methods, and printing. In this collection, there are over 60 watercolor projects kids will love! Watercolor paints are one of our family's favorite art materials. We've used them for everything from straight painting, to printing, doing watercolor resist activities, and multimedia art projects, as well as for various science experiments and dyeing a range of items. Watercolor Paints for Kids As…
DIY Yarn Hearts To Decorate Windows On Valentine's Day - Shelterness
Garlands and wreaths are great decorations for Valentine's Day but how to decorate your windows? Yarn hearts is a nice solution for that. They are easy
Warm and Cool Dino silhouettes, Kindergarten
Each year, my kindergarten classes learn about art from prehistoric times. We imagined what it would have been like to live in the days of the dinosaur, and how artists would have created landscapes - it was fun to imagine together what the world may have looked like during these early days. I added a new lesson to the unit this year after admiring a similar project over at That Artist Woman blog. I love the dino silhouettes against the colorful backgrounds, and I made a few changes to the…
No Dye Tie-Dye with Preschoolers - Stay At Home Educator
This no dye tie dye activity for preschoolers is a fun art activity which uses fine motor skills and color recognition.
50 Outdoor Activities for Kids this Spring!
We're celebrating Spring by sharing 50 of our favourite Outdoor Activities for Kids to enjoy this season! It's such a great time of year to explore & perfect for encouraging plenty of play, as well as discovering all that nature has to offer! So here are our 50 favourite activities to enjoy out & about this Springtime! 1. Spring is the perfect time to grow your own fruit or vegetables. (If you have limited space here are a few ideas to inspire.) 2. Grab your wellies & splash, jump & play in…
New Guided Reading Groups
The buckets are packed with goodies, and the kids were soooooo excited to start our new guided reading groups this week. I have 5 different groups with 4 students in each group. Each group will be reading a different Jerry Spinelli novel: Wringer, Report to the Principal's Office, Maniac Magee, Loser, and Fourth Grade Rats. We do guided reading each day, and all groups work at the same time. My resource teacher works with me during this time, and she meets with (runs) the same group each day…
iPads in the Classroom - Bloom's Taxonomy using apps. I love to refer to this when I'm looking for ideas to incorporate for differentiation
Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let the child expand the picture! iPads in the Classroom - Bloom's Taxonomy using apps. I love to refer to this when I'm looking for ideas to incorporate for differentiation Fischer Price Little People Handheld digital tape measure retelling story elements