Saturday, April 1, 2017

Crazy Cute Eaglets!

Is there anything more precious than an eaglet being born? 

 Our class watched DC 5, the second eaglet being born on the live DC Eagle Cam.  If you haven't already heard about it, the site provides a 24 hour web cam and audio for two bald eagles that built their nest in Washington D.C.  The bald eagles are appropriately named Mr. President & The First Lady and this is the second year they've done this. 


 It's a wonderful way for students to learn all about the life cycle of the bald eagle and experience it first hand.  Check it our HERE



You can watch it again here!
                                          Here's the site!

             The students also watched the female bald eagle feed the eaglets.





Watch as they grow right before your eyes.





When the eggs were still in the incubation period, the students learned all about eagles and their life cycle.  We wrote down what we knew about eagles and afterwards, checked if our prior knowledge was correct.


                  We read the book below that taught us all about bald eagles.





We created life cycles after reading all about the life cycle of an eagle.




 Here are some graphs we created.



We made these bald eagle projects last year... check out the original post here. 



 If you'd like your class to learn all about bald eagles that includes math and language arts activities, check out Bald Eagles HERE! Enjoy!

                   Here are some great books to read as well!


Don't forget to check out the DC Eagle Cam to view this majestic bird.  A word to the wise with any live feed, don't be surprised to see the occasional dead fish and/or duck being brought in for their next meal. 
You never know what's going to happen next.










Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Activities and FREE St. Patrick's Day Pencil Tags

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’m enjoying a much needed snow day. I figured since its still snowing I’d get these pencil tags ready for my kids. You can grab them for your class here. Enjoy!  

  

Friday is the lucky day so I wanted to share some fun ideas and activities for you and your class.  This year, we created our Lucky Me Shamrocks.  Kids filled a shamrock with all of the things that makes them a lucky kid.  They look great and you learn a lot about their life and family.  If you want to grab this activity and many other language arts and math activities, check out NoPrep March Language Arts and Math Activities.


             Here are the treats the leprechaun left behind last year.


I found these great coins at Party city which will be perfect to go with this year's treat. 






Our Kindergarten buddies made these incredible traps for the leprechauns last year and they did an amazing job!





Here are some activities that are in 






More to come...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Activities!



What kid doesn’t love Valentine’s Day?  It’s a day filled with yummy chocolates, an assortment of cards, and a party!  We did a pancake breakfast which has quickly become my new favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The pancakes were topped with whipped cream, strawberries, and red & pink sprinkles. Everything worked out great!




We wrote letter to the parents to express how much we love them. We included a puzzle for them to put together to reveal a fun message or picture.







Here are some free Valentine’s Day tags to attach to pencils for the class. The file has different tags to chose from and there's room to just sign your name.







The kids loved completing the Heart STEAM Activity by Handmade Kids Art. Kids try to create a heart using 20 congruent triangles. It's challenging, but it really makes them think!


To cut down on time with cutting out the triangles, I found cutting out the triangles using the sheet below was very helpful. 
You can grab this printable here.
Have a great one!




Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fun Activities and FREEBIES for February



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February is always so busy with activities and holidays,  I wanted to make sure we wrapped up our non-fiction unit on Penguins and shared the adorable penguins we made.

The kids really enjoyed it and learned so much about this flightless bird.  Here are some of the activities we did. You can check out the whole Penguin pack here! It's 50% off till Sunday for my 2,000 followers celebration!

        We created a non-fiction flip book on Penguins.


We learned about the Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin and made a life cycle wheel.







            Of course we had to make these cuties:


Here's what you'll need: 










Here's a fun freebie for February!



Students will compare their life to Abraham Lincoln.








Grab some other terrific freebies for February from some of your favorite teacher-authors.
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