Knuffle Bunnies…Chicken Little…and Jelly Beans…Oh My!

It was so nice to be back with my sweet little loves today and finally out of the house! It may have been that much sweeter knowing that it was my last day before…wait for it…SPRING BREAK!

All I have to say is praise the Lord for my amazing student teacher. When I walked into my classroom today, everything was finished…work was displayed…room was cleaned! I am going to need for my principal to hire her ASAP! I could tell my little darlings were working up a storm in our Knuffle Bunny Unit. Here is some of the cuteness that they cooked up this week.

To begin the unit, it was all about some Trixie lovin’!  After reading the first two books, the students had to use context clues to identify “The Trixie Traits.”  The students also had to complete a chart where they identified the exact text clue that they used to infer a new trait.

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Next, the students were busy working on some Mo Willems inspired art while learning about dialogue between characters. I wish I had a picture of every one of my students illustrations, because they were too stinkin’ cute!

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After all three books were read, they created their Knuffle Bunny glyphs! Presh! The kids completed all of their data collection today and were anxious to share the results!

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So since they have been into all things “bunny” this final week before spring break, today was about all things jelly beans, chicks and eggs!

We began the day reviewing fractions with jelly beans!

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(Found these cuties at the dollar store! Love…love…love the dollar store!)

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The students had to write a fraction to represent each color jelly bean and then they had a little practice with comparing fractions. If you would like a copy of this activity, click on the picture below.

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After they completed their fraction activity, we did a little graphing activity that I have had for years!

After math, we read Chicken Little. I was amazed at how many students have NEVER heard this fable. After reading, we discussed the moral of the story and the students wrote a letter to Chicken Little explaining how he could have changed his fate. They had some excellent ideas! We then created our own Chicken Littles inspired by a cute card that I saw on Pinterest.

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Next on the list…a little jelly bean science. During this experiment, the scientists were experimenting with the different effects that several liquids have on jelly beans. We busted out the goggles and everything. I am telling you…they were big time! Ha!

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My little scientists ready to experiment!

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The set-up!

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Action! They were amazed! And to be honest…so was I! I may never eat a jelly bean again after seeing that the Starburst label actually peels off the jelly bean as if it were plastic. Yikes! If you look close…you will see the complete label!

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You can snag a copy of our experiment by clicking on the picture below.

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And finally…we dyed eggs! But wait…even dying eggs can be 100% academic! We will begin our big animal study after SB, so today, we introduced oviparous animals. After a little introduction of some pretty interesting oviparous animals, the students created their own animal egg. To show what they learned, they wrote riddles to describe which animal would be hatching out of their egg.  

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If you want the stationary that we used, you can click on the picture below.

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Alright…Done and Done! Literally! The beach is calling my name! Have a blessed weekend, sweet friends!

Don’t forget…you can find Knuffle Bunny and lots of other resources at my TPT store which is on SALE until tomorrow!

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19 comments:

  1. omgosh - I'm so glad I bought your knuffle bunny! Can't wait to use it next year!!
    And I'm so going to have to do those handprint chickens!


    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

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  2. Ok, I am changing some plans for next week! I LOVE Knuffle Bunny!! Thank you for sharing your class with us :-)
    Chrissy @ read-write-sing.blogspot.com

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  3. So excited for you jelly bean experiment! I have a week of candy experiments and this is perfect! THANKS!

    ✰Amber
    Sparkles , Smiles, and Student Teaching

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  4. I wish I were a student in your room. Really:) Can I just come and hang out for a day?

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  5. Oh my gosh, those knuffle bunnies and chicks are fabulous!
    And I love, love, love the Mo Willems inspired art.
    ❤Traci❤
    Dragonflies in First

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  6. Reading your blog and seeing your lessons, makes me all the more excited to get back to the classroom on Monday! :)

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  7. I love all of these ideas! You are so creative! I am definitely going to be changing some of my lesson plans this week!

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  8. Your kids have been very busy! I had to buy the Knuffle bunny books after I read your posts! My kids have been loving them! Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas!!

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  9. I absolutely LOVE all of these ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  10. Thanks for sharing these lessons! They look like so much fun! Just what we needed :)

    youcanmakethesunshineanytime.blogspot.com

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  11. PS Have you seen the book An Egg IS Quiet by Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long? It would go perfectly with your What's in the egg activity! It has beautiful illustrations of different animal eggs with lots of information about eggs. :)

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  12. So cute! The dollar store is my favorite too, but it's a total trap for teachers! It's impossible to go in and leave empty handed. Super fun ideas. My school is on Spring Break this week, so I'm a little sad we don't get to do any Easter activities, but alas, spring break, hooray!

    Emily
    tangledwithteaching.blogspot.com

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  13. Your jelly bean experiments are awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    ❤Terri
    Monkeying Around With Technology

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  14. Such cute ideas! I just ordered the Knuffle Bunny books from Amazon! They will arrive in 3-5 days and then it's on to the Knuffle Bunny unit that is cute as a button! :)

    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

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  15. I have to say that the jelly bean experiments were a HUGE hit!!! My kids were so excited. It makes you happy as a teacher to hear, "That was so fun!" Thanks for the wonderful idea!!

    Julie

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  16. Love everything you shared in this post!! I'm going to look for the Knuffle Bunny books at my local bookstore. Thanks for taking time to share all of your wonderful ideas!! You ROCK!

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  17. Thanks for sharing your awesome blog! More power!

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  18. How did you dye your eggs? They are beautiful!

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