Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 22nd Five for Friday & 2 Easter Freebies!

It's been a super busy week! Here's a quick look at what we've been doing...

...there are links to two Easter freebies at the bottom of the post! :) 

Be sure to check out Doodle Bugs and link up! 

1. I taught my students how to draw a leprechaun. 

Side note - I love my SMARTboard, but some things are easier done on a white board. I'm happy to have both in my classroom!

2. We painted water color rainbows and made pots of gold for the leprechauns. 

3. We started our science unit on force and motion. They made ramps out of classroom books and measured how far each car rolled. Students conducted four test runs and wrote down their observations. 

If you're curious about those blue tape lines on the floor, check out my post about area

4. We made prayer journals in religion class. Directions are below!

1 - Cut a 9" x 12" piece of construction paper in half. 
2 - Add small pieces of lined paper to the inside. 
3- Fold construction paper in half and staple pages together.
4- Decorate the front cover.  

I'm assuming these were quick and easy to make. I actually didn't do any of the prep work for this project. My awesome amazing wonderful incredible teacher's aide did all the work. Do you have a teacher's aide? I don't know what I would do without her in my classroom every day. She literally saves me hours of work each week!

5. We're currently writing a class non-fiction book about the ocean. Each child chose his/her own topic to research. Look at them putting non-fiction text features to use - diagrams, labels, facts, different types of print. These are the first drafts of their pages. We'll work on revising, proofreading and publishing next week. 

If you made it all the way to the bottom, feel free to grab the Easter ABC Order freebies. 

Click here for religious words and here for general Easter and spring words. 



diditeach said...

These are lovely, so nice to see the religious ABC....I teach Gr. 2 in a Catholic school. Thanks for sharing !

diditeach said...

Sorry I was so excited about the abc order I forgot to say I love their leprechauns and fancy printing for their reports, I love finishing touches like that :)

Hodgesgal said...

Super cute leprechauns!


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