Thursday, April 12, 2012
Well, this may be my new favorite bulletin board!!! With only 30 days left in school, we decided to go ahead and put up our end of the year board. We usually do something about going to second grade. Thanks to Maddie (She is in the last picture), my class has been obsessed with Angry Birds this year, so we only saw it fitting to use them on the board! I love the way it turned out too! On the white pieces of paper, the students wrote "In 2nd Grade, I want to learn....". I labeled the pigs as our principal and two second grade teachers. Then the students made their own Angry Birds. I gave them the basic shape and some extra construction paper. I had pictures of Angry Birds projected onto the board for them to use as a guide. The birds turned out so cute and they are so different, but you can definitely tell they are Angry birds!! We used pipe cleaners on the back of the birds to make it 3D! We had the board finished Tuesday afternoon, and Wednesday morning, the kids went nuts!! Priceless!!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Easter Eggs - Every year, we do these shaving cream eggs. We use food coloring, although I have seen some that use paint. The kids love this project and are so amazed when we wipe off the shaving cream!! We almost always do some kind of writing with our art projects. For this one, the students had to come up with something that could hatch out of their egg. It could be real or make believe, and they had to tell me about it, what it can do or eat, etc.
Hibernation Day - Each year in February, we hibernate! We talk about bears and other animals that hibernate! We read books about bears. We love the series that includes Bear Snores On. We also write, "If I were a bear, I would ..." We then turn our desks into a cave by covering them with blankets. The children bring their favorite stuffed animal and they read books in the cave.