Thursday, February 25, 2016

March Round Up

Can you believe that it's time for another monthly round up?  March is only a few days away!


If you're looking for some fun activities and ideas to use in your classroom, then keep on reading, and be sure to grab the freebies along the way.



Need a bulletin board idea for this month?  Then, you'll love this one.  Peeps poems! 


I do this every year with my students.  I let each student sample a Peep (it doesn't matter if you use the bunnies or the chicks) and then they write an adjective poem about them.  Even when the kids don't like the candy, they still love the activity.

The craft is super simple, and can be used in a number of ways.  Let your students color or paint the Peeps.  Or, have them cover it  with tissue paper for a textured look.  Or, simply copy it on colored paper and have them cut it out.  You can keep it as simple as you want, or add a bit of flair using the suggestions above.



For complete details on how I carry out this lesson with my second graders, click here.

To grab this freebie from my TPT store, click here.


I don't usually do a whole lot with St. Patrick's Day.  Truth be told, I'm not a fan of leprechauns, but I do love rainbows and green stuff.

Speaking of green stuff, why not host a Green Tasting Party?


A Green Tasting Party is a fun classroom experience where you serve a variety of green foods.  It is a unique experience, and you can connect it to the standards. Wondering how?  Turn it into a writing activity!

For more detailed ideas (and suggestions) for hosting a Green Tasting Party, plus a writing freebie to tie your Green Tasting Party to the standards, click here.


Here's another fun (and easy) activity for St. Patrick's Day.


It's perfect for a Fun Friday activity!

Directions:
  • Give each student a piece of white card stock cut to 8.5 x 8.5 inches.
  • Task students with painting rainbow stripes on the card stock (I used watercolors).
  • Let dry.
  • Cut out a shamrock pattern (you can copy it on green paper ahead of time, or let students paint it too).
  • Glue the shamrock to the rainbow background.
Easy peasy!  And, you just scored yourself some festive decor for your classroom.  Click here to grab the directions and shamrock pattern all in one free download.


Don't forget, NEA's Read Across America Week takes place this month.



I love Reading Week.  We always have so much fun.  Our school has a committee that organizes various school wide events, but we also have lots of fun in the classroom.  

One of my favorite things to do in the classroom is to have themed DEAR times each day. I send this note home the Friday before the big week so that the students can prepare in advance.

The kids look forward to the different themes each day.  You can grab this handout here.

For more more great Reading Week ideas, be sure to visit my Reading Week board on Pinterest.

 


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Thanks for stopping by today everyone!  I hope you were able to use an idea or two.  :)



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2 comments:

  1. Your PEEPS craft is adorable! Have you seen the Peeps stuffed animals they are selling now too?!


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    -Lovely Nina

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    1. Thank you, Nina! I have seen them! They are so cute and I'm hoping to get my hands on a few before the season is over. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

      Have a great week,

      Aimee

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