Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Class Auction Items

Every year my school has an auction. Each class makes an auction item. This year, my class made three beautiful paintings.

Gerbera Daisy 

The kindergarten students made this giant gerbera daisy with tempera paints. They started by putting dots of yellow, orange and pink paint on the petals and then blended the colors together. The students made the center of the flower using their fingertips. The students also painted sparkle Mod Podge on some of the petals and on the center of the flower.

Splatter Art 

The kindergarten students created this work of art by splattering yellow, blue, and red tempera paint on the canvas. One student, Crystal, got so excited about painting that she made the purple colored stroke of paint near the center of the canvas. Mrs. Fugitt sealed with painting with sparkle Mod Podge.

Wheat Fields 

This piece was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. The students created this piece with tempera paints. The students took turns painting the sky, field and road. Cadence painted the moon.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Literature Unit: The Teddy Bears' Picnic

Last month we read The Teddy Bears' Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy. We did so many activities for this unit. 

We did an estimation activity. The kids had to estimate how many Teddy Grahams would fit in the teddy bear head. Then they covered the teddy bear head with Teddy Grahams and wrote down the actual answer. 

We learned about five different types of bears and then we made a graph of our favorite bears.

We made picnic food patterns with markers.

We compared the shape of teddy bears.

We did bear ten frame addition. The students had to show the addition problem on a ten frame. Then they had to show the answer to the problem with stickers. They also had to write the answer to the problem.

The students practiced telling time.

Language Arts
We practiced beginning sounds with items you might see on a picnic. 

We also did a beginning sounds cut and paste activity.

We made a class book about what our teddy bears did at the picnic.

We wrote acrostic poems about bears.

We read a book about bears and made a can, have, are chart about bears. 

We made a bear and labeled the parts of a bear.

We sorted bear pictures into groups based on if they were living or nonliving.

We wrote a report about bears.

We also read a book about hibernation and talked about animals that hibernate.

We talked about what bears eat. Then we made trail mix (freeze dried strawberries, Goldfish, Teddy Grahams, and Honey Comb cereal). They students said it was yummy.

We made this teddy bear tissue paper art project.

We sang these songs: The Ants Go Marching, Going On a Bear Hunt, and Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Turn Around.

Teddy Bear Picnic
We finished our unit with a surprise picnic. We had a three-legged race.

We did an egg on a spoon relay race.

We played parachute games.

We had a picnic lunch (sandwiches, Teddy Grahams, an orange, gummy bears, and water).

We played with balloons.

We played with bubbles.

We had a great time!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Literature Unit: Green Eggs and Ham

Last month we did a literature unit on the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. The students made creatures and wrote about them.

We practiced word families.

We practiced rhyming words.

We had a Dr. Seuss birthday party with yummy food. 

We made Dr. Seuss hats (with an AB pattern).

We made this craft.

We made a green eggs and ham graph.

We made red fish, blue fish patterns.

We had so much fun doing Dr. Seuss activities.