How-to Pudding Cups

In writing, we have been working on writing "How-To" papers.  I saw an activity HERE that involved pudding cups and I thought it tied in well with Earth Day,  Earth Day... pudding dirt cups... it works, right?  I made my dirt pudding cup as an example, and we talked through the steps.  Then, I gave them all of the supplies they would need to make their own, as well as a sheet with first, next, then, and last.  As the kids were making their cups, they wrote the steps down.  After they had made their cups, they got another sheet that had feels, tastes, looks, and smells.  As they enjoyed eating their pudding cups, they wrote down how it tasted, looked, smelled, and felt.  This was a great way for us to review adjectives!  Overall, a super fun project!  The kids had a blast, and learned a thing or two! ;-) I would HIGHLY recommend this cute activity from Amy Lemons!

The finished project:

Earth Day Fun!

We celebrated Earth Day this last week! So much fun! I found all sorts of super fun activities on blogs and TPT for us to use in our class.  Here are a few pics of some of the activities:

Our Earth Day Anchor Chart: (I CANNOT draw at ALL so I used this anchor chart found here to help me! Again, not my creative thinking!)

Here is a pic of the craftivity we worked on! It turned out very cute, I think?! 

We also reviewed less than, greater than, and equal to.  The kids completed math facts, then sorted the cards according to their relationship to 10.  This activity was found HERE.

We also read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and discuss story elements- character, setting, problem, and solution.  Then, we wrote and illustrated the main events from the beginning, middle, and end of the story!  The Lorax activities came from a unit called Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle!

PTA 2012

Here are the only pics I managed to get last night right before our PTA performance "A Race to the Finish", A Tortoise and the Hare Tale.

An adorable little hare...
The handsome owl...
The cutest skunk you have ever seen...
Three awesome birds!

February 2nd!

This year, Groundhog Day and the 100th day of school landed on the same day. Talk about a fun filled, crazy, busy day!  Here are some pics of a few of the kids in their 100th day hats! We drew 10 things on 10 strips of paper and attached to a sentence strip. Super easy, simple, and cute!

Below you can see our very simple snack for the day: pretzels and powdered sugar donuts! 100! The kids had powdered sugar everywhere!

Here are a few of the books we enjoyed throughout the day:

We used different activities from 3 different units found HERE-Deanna Jump, HERE- Michelle Oakes and HERE- The Teacher's Chatterbox.  I would HIGHLY recommend them ALL.

More pics to come of our Groundhog Day activities!