Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A peek at last week...Easter/Oviparous Animals!

Hey blog world. I hope everyone had a blessed day with family and friends. I had a wonderful time filled with church, family, lots of food, and an awesome egg hunt! I just wanted to take a minute to share with you a little of what we did to gear up for the holiday. Students learned all about oviparous animals and had a blast! Thanks to Shannon Martin for all her awesome printables. This woman is so sweet to share all of her goodies...I love her blog. Most of her activities were adapted into my math workstations. Students counted forward, backward, rolled die and added the dots to create a sum, counted 10 frames with carrots and much more. Please go check her out if you haven't already. 
This great idea to compare and contrast chicks to ducklings came from Chalk Talk. My kinders loved this...but holy moly.  Does anyone know how incredibly difficult it is to find the book The Chick and the Duckling?!  I went to 4 different libraries. Eek...I totally recommend you buying it off Amazon.  Lesson learned, I WILL be buying this for next year. ha
Students helped me fill out a large venn diagram and then made their own chicks and ducklings. 
Our end result turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself! :) 
After reading Chickens Aren't the Only Ones, students classified oviparous and viviparous animals. The pictures for the pocket chart is from April's oviparous post as well! :) 
We made these sweet bunny bags and parents sent in goodies for me to fill them with. If you're interested in the pattern for this, let me know and I'll scan it and send it to you for next year! 
I love that my art teacher is so clued into what is going on in the classroom.  She even had students do a little directed drawing of a chick hatching out of an egg. Way to carry the curriculum over into special area classes! Whoo hoo!
Afterwards, students made these little "nests" in her room. So simple and sweet. Just a cupcake liner, a little green grass, and jelly beans. Viola! 

Off to the spa folks...taking FULL advantage of my break. Facial today and a massage tomorrow - Amen? Have a happy Tuesday!


Unknown said...

Have fun at the spa!
First Grade Blue Skies

Miss Kindergarten said...

So cute!!!

Jen R said...

I tried the link you gave to Chalk Talk - but it wants me to pay for it now :(
The Teacher’s Cauldron

Shannon said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! I loved seeing the pictures of everything in action!