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.
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!
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!
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!
(Found these cuties at the dollar store! Love…love…love the dollar store!)
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.
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.
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!
My little scientists ready to experiment!
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!
You can snag a copy of our experiment by clicking on the picture below.
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.
If you want the stationary that we used, you can click on the picture below.
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!