SO, last week was pretty much amazing. We were learning about farm animals and…as my dear friend Abby would say…the kids were *12 kinds* of excited :)
First up, our dear friend, the cow. Y’all. I can’t even begin to describe how much my littles LOVED learning about cows!!! We read several fiction & non-fiction books about our little bovine buddies. As we read our non-fiction books, we created a little cow chart and gathered lots of fun facts about cows. Then we followed it up with a little interactive writing and student writing craftivity. LOVE.
I wrote the cow facts on the black spots and then we brainstormed what we could write about for our interactive writing activity. We used a great little tree map I got from Michelle Griffo at Apple’s & ABC’s to guide our writing. They were perfect for organizing our thinking!
We also made these fun little paper bag cows to go with our writing. I was pressed for time, so I needed something quick and easy and this is what I came up with. The kids LOVED them!!!
We also learned quite a bit about pigs, too! We followed the same format we did for our learning about cows so that we could compare/contrast the two animals.
Again, we used the tree maps from Michelle Griffo to organize our thinking and help us with our interactive writing.
Next up, another quick & simple craftivity to go with our non-fiction writing. The kids LOVED it!!!
And I loved hanging them up!!! I don’t know what it is about these little mammals, but I smile every time I look at them :) So sweet and precious!
And they were SO excited about the roll and cover games from Andrea Mason’s Farm packet! We kept them stocked in our math dessert tubs and I had to keep refilling them because the kids love those dice games so much!
Speaking of the parade, here’s my little man. I was lucky enough to have his class right behind ours in the parade, so I got to snap a few pics of him in his “big hat” and “vest” :) He was most excited about his homemade maracas :)
Speaking of maracas, here were ours :) Thank you, MADE, for this PRECIOUS idea!
And we couldn’t enjoy our fiesta without a little writing activity, so we wrote about our amigos/amigas. These turned out SO stinkin’ cute and the kids had SO much to say about their “BFFs” :)
Whew! BUSY week!!! And the countdown to summer is ON!!!! If you’re looking for a few little things to get you through the end of the year, I just added these math tub review activities to my little shop…
And just incase you haven’t heard, TpT is hosting their annual Teacher Appreciation sale May 7th & 8th. My cart is full and I’m ready to buy!!! Everything in my little shop is 20% off and if you use the code TAD13, you’ll save an extra 10% :)
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