Sunday, 27 January 2013

Penguins, Letters and Snowmen...Oh my!

 This week we did a multi-media art project with Snowmen.  We painted our snowmen with tempera paint, then we went outside and gathered sticks for the arms of our snowmen...the kids absolutely LOVED going on a stick hunt.

It actually tied in really nicely with math too as they had to measure their sticks to make sure they were the right size. I suggested that the stick be about the same size as their hand.
They then embellished their snowman.  They cut hats and scarves out of felt and fabric, they glued on the sticks for arms and buttons down the front of the snowmen, they drew on the carrot noses and cut squares of black sparkly ribbon for eyes and the mouth.  I think they turned out pretty cute!

We also started our Penguins unit.  The kids have been having a blast learning about the cute little creatures.  We started the unit off with a Mystery box which the kids loved!  They recorded their predictions on what they thought was in the box after 4 clues had been read to them.

We also learned about where they live, the climate in the Antarctic, we labelled a penguin , we learned about the adaptations that help the penguin survive in that climate, and we learned a cute little penguin poem.  All of these came from my Penguins unit.  You can click on the picture to go to my store if you would like to take a look at it!

With our big buddy class, the students used digital cameras to take pictures of themselves making the first letter in their names.  They had a blast doing it!  Next week we will be uploading them onto Kidblog and writing sentences about other words that start with that letter.

What are you teaching in your classrooms right now?
Hope you have a wonderful week!

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