Thursday, April 13, 2017

Five For Friday (April 14th) -Eric Carle, Adopt A Peep and Easter

 Hey Fab Followers! Hope everyone is having a great week....maybe some of you are just starting your SPRING BREAK like me (Yay!!) or finishing up your break.  Either way, I hope everyone has some time for a little relaxation this upcoming weekend. It was all about Easter in my room this week!

 You know what time it is? Yep...It's Five For Friday and I have lots to be grateful for this week so here goes:

First I have to give a shout out to the best "peeps" anyone could EVER work with! These "chicks" keep me sane and make me laugh every day! When you work with a great team like makes teaching a breeze!  If you have a chance, check out my friend Jenna's (2nd from the right in the photo)  fabulous blog "From September To Mrs. May".

We had some fun this week learning about butterflies.  We read Eric Carle's book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and also watched a short video about this famous author.  We learned how he creates his artwork and decided to give it a go, ourselves.  The firsties began by painting paper using various textured materials....then we used the paper to make our butterflies.  They also created the lifecycle of a butterfly using macaroni and wrote reports about butterflies.

We had so much fun with all our Easter activities this week too! The Fab Firsties had fun coloring eggs...with a twist! Instead of the traditional "dip 'n dye", we tried a new method.  We used our watercolor paints.  The kiddos loved it because it is more interactive and gives them a chance to be much more creative....which I LOVE ❤️🖌🎨

The firsties had fun filling their Easter treat bags.....what's not to love about a table full of candy and toys??

We took our photos with our friend Wilber....a soft cuddly bunny.....and we made these adorable Easter cards.....


I was super grateful that so many people had fun with my "Adopt A Peep" unit.  It's truly thrilling to see people all over the world using my products.  My new friend, Taylor Sawyer, said "We did the adopt a peep activity today and the kids (& teachers 😊) LOVED it! Best day ever." She shared these photos of her 2nd grade class with their adopted peeps.  So glad that her super second graders had such fun!  Thanks Mrs. Sawyer and your class for sharing your photos!! If you'd like to Adopt A Peep with your class you can pick it up here

And finally, I leave you with this thought........

You better believe I am!  Hey.....I hope you guys are all out there getting ready for your long weekend too!  While you're relaxing take a minute to hop on over to Doodlebug's Teaching Linky Party and see what's happening in other fabulous classrooms! Everybody have a wonderful Easter and I'll see you soon......cause there's always something fun happening in...