Classroom displays and resources Jan 25
This was our second project from Jane Bull's book, "Make It!" We had plenty of eco paste leftover from our Re-cycled Paper Bowl making project. I have to admit that I really wanted to make this sunflower bowl too. I was excited when "E" asked if she could make one. We already had our eco-paste made from the re-cycled paper bowl project.
5 Feb We just finished our penguin unit in kindergarten. This year I added penguin thumb prints to our art agenda and the kids LOVED them. They thought they were the cutest thing going.
by Guest blogger on Feb 09 2012 Posted in Community voices This guest blog post comes from Andrew Ganim, who shared a version of this story as testimony to the School Reform Commission on January 19. Talk to teachers in Philadelphia, and you'll hear more than a few complaints about walkthrough teams.
Dear Channel 4, I am writing to you with the hope that you will stop ruining my life. While your obsession with my ethnicity is flattering, it has become somewhat apparent to me that you might have gotten the wrong end of the stick.
The children have had a lot of fun with the simple paper dolls. We made dolls from a template here and created our own here . This time, we’ve made paper dolls made from real life photographs. Above is our family, in photo doll form.
Can't help it. These little skeleton critters are cute. Collected all together they dance and skip.
I am an idea junkie and thief. I seriously adore looking at ideas other teachers are using, and when I can, I 'borrow' them. So when someone pinned something from One Extra Degree's blog, I pinned it too, and then, I went on an all-day blog reading fest.
What can I say? These are really quite simple to make and yet so stunning, hung flat on a wall or from the ceiling. You can glue two back to back for a more dimensional hanging ornament, and even use really large paper for wall decorations that will not only look amazing as space fillers, but will certainly require less effort on your part! It takes the same amount of time to make a large medallion as it does a small one, so give it some thought. You'll Need:
Hi I volunteer in a fab primary school two days a week, and I'm apply for the GTP 2012 and wanted to know how teachers would feel if someone in my position pointed out a punctuation mistake on a (rather lovely) wall display in a corridor? It's an apostrophe in the word 'dangers', between the r and the s, but it shouldn't be there.
Everyone who visited the first Flock installation at Rheged Centre in Cumbria were surprised and delighted by the display. 2500 people visited the Flock during its 10 days at Rheged, with people travelling from far and wide to see it. The exhibition was launched by the shepherdess Alison O’Neill along with her lambs and sheepdog. Visitors were invited to make their own sheep in the “sheep making area” and add it to the installation to help us reach our 5000 target.
Sooooo this started out as a kid's craft, but the further along I got it really became a Mommy craft :) Depending on the ages of your kids, they may or may not be able to help with the whole process. On Mondays and Fridays I watch two other kids for a friend - one is a 3 year old girl - Charlotte's BFF, and one is a sweet little 3 month old boy. So I've been trying to conjure up activities for us to do, especially on rainy days like we had on Monday. Since the girls are 3 and 2 1/2 the only part they could really help with was the finger-painting.
I found this great bulletin board idea on Pinterest thanks to Kellie Wedig Meixner and was so excited to make my own "Guidance" version. Since I teach "I" messages to all my students, I found this to be a great bulletin board theme to practice making those kinds of statements. After all, communication is key to solving our problems and I would say that Angry Birds could use some practice telling the pigs how they feel about their eggs being stolen!
I’ve had this idea of making cardboard fairy wings with cut-out windows filled with tissue paper for the longest time. I probably thought it up when I was little but never was allowed to use a sharp knife or didn’t have the right supplies or something. So now that I’m a grown up, I’m making all my little-kid dreams come true. I love this part of being a grown up. When I was down at Bethany ‘s the other day, Annalie was kind enough to let me cut up her cardboard house that I made for her several weeks ago.