Saturday, April 30, 2011

Earth Day and an Easter activity

I love Frank Asch's book "The Earth and I". His illustrations are beautiful and the text is simple enough for the students to understand the message of taking care of the earth. I saw this activity on dltk-kids site. The kids dictated how they would help the earth and I typed them up. I didn't have them write it themselves because I was more interested in getting a discussion going about Earth Day. I think they came out beautiful.

We also did a graphing activity. When they opened their plastic egg, they found conversation hearts! lol! We ran out of time to do these in February, so why buy jelly beans when I still had the hearts! I got the graph from Mrs. Gagne's site.

Spoonful of kisses for mom

I saw this a few years ago in Mailbox magazine. It's cute but not really something that the kids "made". Anyway, the chocolate kisses that are available at Easter are great for this project because they are pastel colored and look so pretty. There are no kisses in this sample because I needed a chocolate fix and I know you can "imagine" the kisses in the spoon. You just need some tulle, you can get it already pre-cut in circles at craft stores or just buy a roll and cut squares yourself. I used pipe cleaners because they were easier to wrap around the spoon handle than ribbon. I also used "soup spoon" sized plastic spoons that I found at Wal greens. If you click on the picture, you can read the poem.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How To Add Links to Your Posts

Yay! Cindy from In the Teacher's Lounge showed me how to put a link in my post! If you are techno-challenged like me and need help, head on over to this tutorial to learn how!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another Mother's Day Ideas Linky Party!

Shannon at K:double stuffed is hosting a Mother's Day Idea linky party. Between Cindy and Shannon, you'll have no trouble coming up with a great idea!
(I don't get how to do the link, I'm sure its the easiest thing, but, I don't get it!

Mother's Day

Cindy at In The Teacher's Lounge is having a Mother's Day Ideas linky party. Head on over at check out the ideas:
This is a gift I did when I only had 20 students. Now with 32 students, it's a little much for me. I found this idea years ago on the Kindergarten chatboard at It's called Breakfast in a Bag. Someone on the chatboard made up the poem to go with it. We decorated a white bag. I used pattern pieces from an alphabet puppet illustrating Ill Izzy. But you don't really need pattern pieces. We put in a floral napkin and spoon, we made the teacup and put in a teabag and then I put in a package of instant oatmeal. I thought they were so cute!

I put the poem on the back of the bag, but for sharing with you, I put it on the front of the bag (so I would only need to take one picture).

Easter Math

Here's our monthly math art project. This is from Kim Jordano, over at

I couldn't find my egg pattern so I decided to go with sponge painting. I think I like this much better.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Eric Carle fans! First Grade Best is having a giveaway with lots of goodies by Eric Carle! Go over and check it out!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What I Did On My Spring Break

I started a blog! Yay! I have been blog-stalking for the past 5 months.  I need to be careful because I  spend so much time blog-stalking that I don't have time to put all these great ideas together! There are so many creative teachers out there, thank you for sharing all your great ideas and activities!